Community Partners

Supporting Multiple Arts Resource Together (S.M.A.R.T.)


How Supporting Multiple Arts Resource Together (S.M.A.R.T.) impacts San Antonio's shared Community Vision

S.M.A.R.T. brings innovative arts curriculum and mentoring to schools. In 2012 the Briscoe is S.M.A.R.T. program partnered with Briscoe Elementary reaching over 500 elementary students annually. As a result, in 2020 the campus earned their status as a World IB in district charter school (SAISD) focused on fine arts and world music. Launching programs like beMOCA (Briscoe Elementary Museum of Contemporary Art), a student run contemporary art museum on campus, S.M.A.R.T. cements the connections between school, community, and institutions while connecting student voices globally. Additionally, through its professional development program, S.M.A.R.T. partners with local universities to mentor students in art handling, framing, presentation, and the science of archivability and marketability. In 2017, S.M.A.R.T. connected artists and community members to create murals along the World Heritage Trail through the City of San Antonio's Public Arts San Antonio (PASA) program. Located in the iconic 1906 building, S.M.A.R.T. houses a custom picture frame shop, 14 art studios, nonprofits, a design firm and inspiring architecture. In 1998 S.M.A.R.T. founded the Second Saturday Artwalk continue to bring over 12,000 people annually to its facility.

Community Results Impacted

Systemic Inequities Impacted

  • Small Business and Nonprofit Support

Supporting Multiple Arts Resource Together (S.M.A.R.T.) serves:

  • Geographic Area
    Within San Antonio city limits only
  • City Council District
    District 5
  • Demographic Focus

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