The Art of Elysium, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization founded in 1997, encourages working actors, artists, fashion designers and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling serious medical conditions. The Art of Elysium provides artistic workshops in the following disciplines: acting, art, comedy, fashion, music, radio, songwriting and creative writing.
The J. Paul Getty Museum defines its mission as encouraging the appreciation and understanding of visual art and its history, contexts, and meanings. In support of this mission, the Museum’s Education Department works to enhance visitors’ direct experiences with works of art, taking a leadership role in developing high-quality programs, written materials, and educational spaces that strongly connect a broad range of audiences to the Museum, its collections, and special exhibitions. The initiatives and programs of the Department reflect a strong commitment to K–12 students and their teachers, as well as audiences that include children and their families, post-secondary faculty and students, and adults and scholars.
Since 2005 the Department has granted fully subsidized bus transportation to Title I schools, annually bringing more than 70,000 students and their teachers for single visits to the J. Paul Getty Museum’s two locations: the Getty Center in Los Angeles and the Getty Villa in Malibu. Additionally, partnerships with school communities and cultural and community organizations provide young people with opportunities for longer-term, in-depth learning experiences.