Volunteer mentors, artists, men and women with a big heart for youth, are vital.

Generous visionaries who can partner with us by offering financial support - to keep art supplies stocked throughout the year, so that the studio can be free of charge to those who need it most and to enable special projects, widen awareness and reach - are essential.



A community art studio in Belleville, Ontario, Canada

The Vision:

Affordable, not for profit, community art studios in the Belleville, Ontario region.


The aim of Art On A Mission through projects such as Cocoon Art Studio is to facilitate accessible art & creativity in the community through affordable art studio space, art supplies and art mentoring, by partnering with local charities such as The John Howard Society, New Life Girls Home, and Desert Stream Church.


The Cocoon Art Studio project in partnership with the John Howard Society of Belleville, provides artistic resources and guidance through available art studio programs currently facilitated by Belleville Youth Centre, Art On A Mission, and NextDoor Art Group, to inspire, tap in to, and draw out talent and ideas in participants through the provision of a studio space, art supplies, educational resources, and artist mentoring when available.


Why Art?

Art is a wholesome tool of expression, with many benefits to the soul and therefore to the community at large.

The Dream:

That Art On A Mission, through projects like Cocoon Art Studio at the John Howard Society, the Art Therapy Room at New Life Girls Home, and Oasis Art Studio at Desert Stream Church, will have a positive, quality of life impact on individuals, whether they be a beneficiary or a benefactor, and on the community.


The Cocoon Art Studio project is in partnership with The John Howard Society of Belleville, Ontario (a CRA registered charity).  With funds raised through grants, with donations of generous visionaries, and with the dedication of members from the community, Cocoon Art Studio will succeed in impacting the lives of individuals and the community it serves.

Charitable status for tax-receiptable donations provided for each studio space by the respective linked charity as listed above.

The Cocoon Art Studio project
is in partnership with the
John Howard Society
 of Belleville, Ontario,
a CRA registered Charity.

21 Wallbridge Crescent,
Belleville, ON
K8P 1Z3
PH: (613) 968-6628

Cocoon Art Studio is accessible through the following:

Belleville Youth Centre, as BYC staff are available to facilitate M-F.;

The Quantum Program;


Adults 18+ meet with NEXTDOOR Art Group (Art Hives network) once a week.

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