TRANSIT ARTS Residency Program (TARP)

Arts Employment for Artists Ages 16-24.

Application Form for Near East/Southside: HERE

Deadline for Applications is Friday, Dec. 3 



DONATE NOW! TRANSIT ARTS is a program of Central Community House (CCH). You can support us by donating to CCH HERE and by adding a note in the "additional information" section telling us you want to support TRANSIT ARTS with your contribution. 

Our programs are FREE to members! Call (614)732-0198 or email for more info.  

Complete our online TRANSIT ARTS membership/permission form HERE 

Please check out our schedule updates on our Google Calendar at the bottom of this page.  

Visit our YouTube page for workshops and special activities for different age groups. Be sure to subscribe to get updates and follow us on our Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok pages. 

If your family has needs during this challenging time please contact Central Community House at 614-252-3157. Visit to learn more about how Central Community House supports the whole family!

Come Join Us

Want to join our program? Our online forms to join are below! All information submitted to us is confidential. The TRANSIT ARTS Membership/Permission forms request information about the interests or our members as well as important information regarding who to contact in case of emergencies. It also includes our SEL/DESSA & Learning Circle forms which allows us to identify and celebrate the social/emotional strengths of our students and to help us support their school success.

The Creative Dream Form is our way to better learn interests of new members so we can help nurture our members' creativity and explore new opportunities.  


Work with master artists/materials/equipment. Be inspired by performances & art exhibits. Create your own work & showcase it to the world. Build some major, life-long skills to launch your career.

Dance! Write! Draw! Rap! Paint! Drum! Beatbox! Sing! Produce Music! Learn the business!

Reach Your Full Potential with TRANSIT ARTS...Artists on the Move...

What can you do here?   

~ Join a weekly workshop in hip hop dance, music, and visual arts, & a monthly writing master class 

~ Come to our Open Studio with access to equipment & supplies (schedule in advance) 

~ Perform & exhibit your artwork throughout Columbus & other cities  

~ Learn how to be an entrepreneur, promote, & earn income with your artistic skills  

~ More... 

TRANSIT ARTS workshops and events are FREE for registered youth, thanks to our generous funders.

How do I sign up?

Programs are free for our members but we do require completed membership and permission forms. The SEL/DESSA & Learning Circle permission forms allow us to show social emotional strengths of our students and help us support their school success. All information shared is confidential. This is a great way to let us know how we can help you pursue your dreams and/or explore new opportunities.