Outreach 2020-01-22T18:08:45-05:00


Callanwolde works to ensure that arts education and arts experiences are readily available to the widest cross-section of Metro Atlanta residents as possible. Our Outreach Program serves those who otherwise would not have access to quality arts programming through scholarships, school field trips, and special classes and events.

The Frank Barham Fund

The Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is proud to launch the Frank Barham Fund, named for the late Atlanta musician and disabilities activist, Frank Barham.
These opportunities are for people with any type of disability and are not based on financial need. Awards cover 100% of tuition and can be used for all classes and private music lessons at Callanwolde.
To apply, please visit the Financial Aid page of our website.
About Frank Barham:
Frank Barham was an Atlanta musician who performed at numerous clubs and festivals with his band Brazilian Fusion.  With roots in Memphis and Durham, he was inspired by blues, jazz, and R&B music, and he had played trumpet since high school. Frank was left a paraplegic after a car accident in 1980, when he was 24. After the accident, he learned to play percussion and the chromatic harmonica. Frank’s love of West African folk music and Afro-Brazilian rhythms solidified his sound and eventually inspired the creation of his band.
In recent years, Frank became an activist for people with disabilities. He raised money to provide wheelchairs for those who couldn’t afford them, and he especially wanted musicians with disabilities to have the same opportunities as other musicians. He was on a 300-mile trek by wheelchair from Atlanta to Savannah to raise awareness when he was killed in a tractor-trailer accident in Screven County on May 20, 2015. Along the route, Frank had performed and distributed education materials about his charity, Wheel 2 Live. The crash also killed Frank’s support team member and well-known Atlanta arts advocate and PR/marketing specialist Margaret Kargbo.
Since Frank’s death, his wife Adriana Barham continues to pursue his mission, which led to the creation of the Frank Barham Fund at Callanwolde.
About the impact of music on his life, Frank said, “Music is a powerful tool for self-healing, dealing with emotions and being able to translate feelings when words are inadequate. I’ve found that music can change my moods, helps me escape from depression and brings joy into my life.”

Field Trips

Callanwolde Fine Arts Center is an exciting and interactive choice for school field trips for students of all ages.

Dates and Details

Callanwolde field trips are from 10am-1pm and include hands-on arts workshops taught by Callanwolde instructors, a tour of the historic Callanwolde mansion, and an interactive art gallery experience based on our current exhibition.
Arts Workshops Available: Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Mixed Media, Clay (additional $2 per student), Dance and Yoga.
Available Dates: Now taking reservations for the 2019 school year!
Capacity: 80 students (Larger groups may schedule multiple visits)
Cost: $8 per student. (Title I Schools discounted to $5/student.)
For more information or to schedule a field trip, please contact:
Brooke Adams (badams@callanwolde.org) – (404) 872-5338 ext. 233

Need-Based Financial AId

Callanwolde provides financial aid for child and adult students with financial challenges to participate in our classes, summer camps, and private music lessons. Applicants must show documentation of their financial hardship and provide a letter of recommendation to be considered. Apply Here!

Family Art and Games Days

Callanwolde partners with Marcus Autism Center and Camp Twin Lakes to host free Family Art and Games Days on the Callanwolde Estate for children with special needs and their families.

Veterans Classes

Our Outreach program for veterans consists of specially designed group art classes. This work is done through our partnership with the Atlanta Veterans Administration Medical Center’s Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery Center (PRRC).