Our goal is for our faculty, staff, students, board, donors, vendors and volunteers to be inclusive of the racial, ethnic, gender and economic diversity of Winston-Salem and the surrounding area. Already, our programs embody access and inclusion in many forms:

+ Participants in the 2018 Youth Summer Camp reflected Winston-Salem’s demographic makeup.

+ The Art + Wellness program brings art to cancer patients and their caregivers as a form of healing and release from the confines of their illness.

+ Programs for veterans, seniors and people with disabilities serve as a springboard for self-discovery and accomplishment through art.

+ Collaboration with organizations such as the Hispanic League, Carter G. Woodson School and Big Brothers Big Sisters strengthen connections across the community.

+ Thanks to generous donors, a variety of financial-aid programs make classes and workshops accessible regardless of financial need. Twenty percent of students at Sawtooth receive scholarship support.