Because every child deserves the best chance at life!

Our Why

We have researched, tested and experienced the incredible power that art and  expression have to transform communities and people. We are fortunate to work with passionate, talented and resilient youth living in underserved communities and we see every day how the lack of access and agency affects their academic, social and life achievement. Our commitment is to ensuring that children of all backgrounds have the access, self efficacy and agency needed to be the success we know they can be.

“I grew up surround by art, music, theatre, expression and play. I firmly believe it was those moments of my childhood that gave me the life tools and self efficacy to live a happy, meaningful life. When I moved to the USA and learned that so many of the precious children I met didn’t have access to all of this, I had to do something. Now rooted in thorough research, with the support of incredible partners and volunteers, we are able to make a strategic, science based difference in the lives of our kids.”
– Georgia Van Cuylenburg, Arts Bridging the Gap Founder

Our What

– We initiate, design and make possible top level educational art experiences and programs that empower children with the methods and practice of thinking, expressing and creating that is required in today’s workforce and social culture.
– We bring together diverse organizations and create powerful partnerships to make these programs and experiences possible.
– We create the funding, resources and relationships needed to provide these crucial experiences to our children.

 Learn more about our programs, our partners and how to get involved.

 

Executive Team

Georgia Van Cuylenburg


Georgia Van Cuylenburg
Founder & Executive Director
Believer in magic, children and the power of planning, research and a smile.
Art: Theatre, Writing, Singing, classical recorder, face painting and baking

 

Oxana Ermolova

 

Oxana Ermolova
Director of Operations
oxana@artsbridgingthegap.org

 


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Robyn Janz
Girls Make VR Program Manager
robyn@artsbridgingthegap.org

 

Terrence Stasse
Los Angeles Street Art Initiative Program Manager
terrence@artsbridgingthegap.org

Interns

ABG Interns Teams .
Kim Castellanos | Police Liaison
Ronnell Deril | CD15 Community Development
Minh (Alex) Pham | Accounting
Laurély Deffieux | CD5 Community Development
Yiwen (Lavender) Gu | CD9 Community Development
Lorena M. | Art Advisory
Jessica Lopez | Social Media Marketing
Kristina Vasquez | Event Marketing

 

Volunteers

Matthew Jensen | Accounting
Thor Lee |  Real Estate LLiason

 

Artists

 

 

Board