We are a place where teens are employed to explore and express their creative abilities.
We're hiring 248 youth this summer—25 hours per week for 7 weeks—this is big impact!
That's the biggest number of teens working at AFH during the summer that we have ever had. That's 248 teens connected and uplifted—working on creative solutions for clients across Boston and offering their voice on the public stage. That's transformative!
And, it takes the tools of the trade to do so—laptop computers, monitors, tablets and more! Be a part of a new future by supporting tech for Boston teens.
Latest Events & News
'Cascade' at Park 151
Approximately three miles of steel ball chain inspired the design of the ceiling installation 'Cascade' now gracing the lobby of Park 151 at Cambridge Crossing. It's what results when a developer, an architectural firm and a non-profit collaborate and build with purpose! See it live and hear from the team.
JOIN US! on May 30 from 5-7pm for our next Open Studio—featuring AFH alumna Wendy "MoMa" Michel with her inspiring and thought-provoking CROWN exhibit. This is the first time MoMa’s collectible artwork—up to 20 or more out of the 1000 piece collection—will be showcased in color, alongside her signature B&W pieces. And as always, tours of our creative studios and conversations with teen artists and designers await you!
Meet AFH’s Animation Director and AFH alum Trevor Ward in our next edition of ‘Where are they now?’ Read how Ward attributes his life’s knowledge on what he has done at AFH, as both a teen and a mentor. What a tribute!
Artists For Humanity (AFH) provides under-resourced teens the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design.
AFH is built on the philosophy that engagement in the creative process is a powerful force for social change, and that creative entrepreneurship is a productive and life-changing opportunity for young people.
Bridging economic, racial and social divisions, AFH enriches urban communities by introducing young people's creativity to the business community.
Creative Jobs for Creative Teens
At Artists For Humanity, teen artists and designers collaborate on innovative projects commissioned by clients. AFH teens sit at the table with industry professionals from Boston’s business community. Their opinions are valued, they are treated as colleagues, and looked to as experts.
Artistic experience not required, but a passion for learning is!
We work with creative and imaginative young people to provide art and design services for businesses and the community. With multi-media capacity offered via seven creative studios and pioneering social impact driven by our mission, we offer real opportunities for partnership.
As in any creative studio, AFH engages the design process. What’s different? The fresh, boundless thinking and the new vision of young people from Boston! We leverage this amazing and renewable asset, the mixed-media skill set of our professional team of mentors, and our pioneering social impact model to offer you a potent blend of creativity, quality, and equity!
If you have an art or design need, make the difference and build equity in the process. Do differently. Hire us!
Rent Our Venue
The AFH EpiCenter—named Boston magazine’s Best of Boston® 2018, Best Industrial Venue—offers a dynamic and creative space for all types of events.
Our award-winning EpiCenter was the first in Boston to achieve LEED Platinum certification or the highest designation for energy sustainable buildings. We offer an environmentally friendly and uniquely innovative space for special events.
From meetings for 40 to cocktail receptions for 800, the EpiCenter is a blank canvas that can be transformed to realize your vision. Common events become extraordinary events when produced in an uncommon setting. On your event day, the EpiCenter event space becomes “yours for the day.”
Make your next event memorable and impactful by hosting your event at the Artists For Humanity EpiCenter!