We are a place where teens are employed to explore and express their creative abilities.
Latest Events & News
AFH's NEW Fundraising Event
Enter into ARTOPIA – an immersive world of creativity and innovation. Join us for a captivating night of community and culture on April 13 from 6:30 - 9:30pm. Tickets now live! ARTOPIA is a 21+ event.
***NEW DATE*** Join us for our next Open Studio—Wednesday, March 29, from 5-7pm, featuring "Never Forever," an exhibition honoring the life and work of Gregory Maxim Burdett. And as always, tour our creative studios and learn more about our mission and work. We hope you can join us!
Request for Proposal
EXTENDED DEADLINE: March 31, 2023 by 6pm. If you are an AFH alumni or mentor interested in being a featured artist at our May 2023 Open Studio, please apply. We are proud to showcase the artwork of the talented artists in our alumni network and community as Featured Artists during our bi-monthly Open Studio.
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 six 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!