We are a place where teens are employed to explore and express their creative abilities.

Our Mission

Artists For Humanity (AFH) provides 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.

AFH is my second home and family. Working at AFH has been life changing. Not only do I know who I am with confidence, but I know what I want to be because of AFH.

Jenny, 17, 3D Design

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!

Hire us for art and design

Creative Services

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!

Have your next event at the AFH Epicenter

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!

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Thank you to our supporters, including:

The Lynch Foundation
National Endowment for the Arts
Sustaining Grants - Cummings Foundation - Cummings Foundation
State Street
John Hancock - MLK Scholars
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Mass Cultural Council
The Wilson Sheehan Foundation
Wellington Management
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Ann Theodore Foundation
edvestors - Driving Change in Urban Schools