Our Mission
To mentor, give a voice, and provide financial assistance to needy LGBT young adults aspiring to a career in the arts.

Kids who have been stigmatized, bullied, or isolated because of their sexual orientation or gender identity often lack critical family, financial, and community support. These are kids with great promise and talent and they often give up because they don’t believe success is possible for them. We empower and guide them by expanding their education and strengthening their sense of pride. Because they matter.


Who do you help?

Arts Out Loud helps LGBT youth with artistic and creative aspirations, whether through mentoring, financial assistance, or career networking. Our programs reach the under-served, artistically passionate 16-22 year old LGBT youth.

Where do donations go?

100% of donations to Arts Out Loud fund our programs. No overhead expenses are ever paid with your donations. These programs directly impact our LGBT young people and with your donations we are able to provide financial assistance for aspiring artists, mentoring with top industry professionals, and career networking with leading practitioners of film, music, theatre, and dance.

What do your programs do?

Arts Out Loud’s programs help our young artists achieve positive outcomes in life. Our programs focus on things like education, guidance, and empowerment to engage young people in creating bright futures thus bettering their lives.

What makes Arts Out Loud different?

We are completely dedicated to assisting LGBT young people achieve their creative dreams. We are the only arts inspired organization in the U.S. to offer programs for LGBT youth 16 – 22 years of age.

+ Our mentors are working professional industry leaders in film, theatre, music, and dance…and they too are LGBT family.

+ Our career networking events expose the kids to real world education and techniques with actively working industry pros in their respective fields.

+ Our financial assistance is for LGBT young people that show exemplary talent and commitment to their art and need a little help…which could come in the way of a scholarship or donated materials to further their education and experience.