Celebrating 50 years of creativity, collaboration, and diversity.
First established in 1970, CRCAP maintains its mission to offer meaningful learning through creative experience and collaboration. Under the leadership of Priscilla Dewey, Director from 1972-1988, CRCAP quickly emerged as a pioneer in summer multi-arts education, serving as the model for approximately 200 multi-arts programs worldwide.
Our mission has been to provide unique summer arts experiences for young people from all walks of life. CRCAP partners with numerous agencies, including NAACP of Metro West, Educational Enrichment for Romanian Children, Elizabeth Stone House (a shelter for victims of domestic violence), Josiah Quincy School (a local charter serving the Boston Chinatown neighborhood), The Unitarian Universalist Urban Ministry, and The Wildflower Foundation (serving kids who've lost a parent to cancer). Arts education is the great equalizer that gives our young people life skills that will help them discover, explore, and flourish.