In December 2012, The Vancouver Recovery Through Art Society (VRTAS) was created by current and former instructors and members of The Art Studios who witness the power of recovery from mental illness and addictions through art: learning about it, creating it, and enjoying it.
The Vancouver Recovery Through Art Society is excited to bolster awareness of The Art Studios and are working to make sure it survives and thrives.
The Art Studios is currently being funded by a partnership between Vancouver Coastal Health and private donors.
There is sufficient funding to keep the doors open until May of 2021.
VRTAS is working on adding Open Studio time as a separate program and intends to add workshops in 2016.