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  • The model and practice of Art Hives have evolved through two decades of sustained practice research, continuous observation and adaptation, and experimentation with spaces and organizational structures led by Dr. Janis Timm-Bottos, who has developed and established six successful art hives in different locations across North America.

  • New York! The city of food, architecture, art, straight-talking people, non-stop walking, The High Line, jazz, Broadway, the five boroughs…And a city that takes its notions of community very seriously.

  • We now have 14 Art Hives on Discover a hive near you.

    And if yours is missing, please add it to the growing list.

    See all the beautiful Art Hives


  • Queens' University ACE "Artist in the Community" BEd.

    Video on La Ruche d'Art, Montreal. Video by: 

    Joanna Partridge Alison Gowan Shannon Brown Sally H. Yeo



  • Leo and I recently joined 500 other participants, mainly academics, at the 15th Annual Engagement Scholarship Consortium conference hosted by the University of Alberta at the Edmonton Shaw Conference Centre (October 6-8, 2014). We were fortunate to have a strong local team that took on the design, set-up, and facilitation of a pop-up art hive for the two-day conference.

  • Hi everyone!

    Just letting you know that there is a new online journal that is looking for new approaches, connections, and meanings in teaching art! It is called Artizein: Art and Teaching Journal. Find the journal and the call for papers at      We would love to look at what you are doing!

    Thanks, and best wishes to fellow arthive enthusiasts, Sally Gradle



  • Hi Everyone! We're The 296 Project; The 296 Project is a Nonprofit Veteran Service Organization. Our mission is to promote, fund, support and advocate for art and expressive therapies as a means to combat the painful symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder/Injury (PTSD/I) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The 296 Project is a non-profit VSO however we are not a chartered government organization.

  • To Combat Weak Social Ties, a New Way to Create

    An 'arts hive' with focus on therapy puts expression before instruction.

  • Callie Rose Literary Arts Cafè is a for-profit social enterprise serving the Inglewood community near Los, Angeles, CA, USA. We are a literary arts community that focuses on storytelling, all genres of writing, spoken word, fabric arts, and the old-fashion art of face-to-face dialogue to spur personal and community transformation. It seems like we align with Art Hives in many ways and are happy to join this community to share resources. .

  • Art Hives's logo shared under Creative Commons

    Art Hives Logo by Paul Messer, percolab is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
    Based on a work at

  • Canadian practitioners converge on Concordia to learn to build an “art hive” for every community

  • Take one modest storefront on a street in a working-class neighbourhood; fill it with donations of paints, fabrics and other recyclables; throw open the doors to the community to come make art. What do you get? A community art hive. Or, in French, a ruche d’art.

  • A Portrait of La Ruche d'Art

    Video on La Ruche d'Art, Montreal Art Hive.

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