Share Your Heart for the Arts!

Help us provide arts for people of all abilities! Art Inspired Academy allows people with and without developmental disabilities to participate in creative arts such as theatre, movement, music, and art. Everyone benefits from inclusion!

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$25.00 Level

4 Supporters

"Brush with an Artist!" Your gift of $25 or more will provide one student's art supplies. Every donation of any size increases our project's momentum and takes us closer to our goal. Please consider sharing our project on your social media channels to help us reach our goal!


$50.00 Level

4 Supporters

"Beginning of a Masterpiece!" Your donation $50 or more will provide 5 week children's art, movement or girl's modeling class and bring us closer to our goal! Please consider sharing our project on your social media channels to help make the arts inclusive for everyone!


$100.00 Level

5 Supporters

"A Class Act!" Your generous donation of $100 will provide an adult art class, and almost covers a 14 week children's storytelling class. Please consider sharing our project on your social media channels to help expand art opportunities in our community.


$250.00 Level

1 Supporter

"A Round of Applause!" Your generous donation of $250 will sponsor one student for a 14 week Musical Theatre Troupe class! Please consider sharing our project on your social media channels to help us share the arts with people of all abilities!

Project Overview

 

Creative arts provide people of all abilities with a new perspective on how they can focus on their abilities rather than their disabilities.  

Students with developmental disabilities learn to express themselves through artistic experiences to improve:

  • Communication
  • Motor Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Self-Control
  • Confidence
  • Collaboration
  • Physical, Emotional, and Cognitive Skills

Since classes are inclusive, students who do not have a developmental disability expand their awareness about disabilities and gain self-esteem, leadership skills, and friendships.

At Art Inspired Academy, EVERYONE has the opportunity to explore the arts in a positive and supportive environment.

We appreciate your donations, and any gift will help to keep the arts inclusive for all of our students.

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About Art Inspired Academy/Friends of Abilities First

In 2013, Art Inspired Academy, a program of Abilities First, was created, and allows individuals with and without disabilities to participate in creative arts; theatre, movement, music, and art. Our staff provides people with inclusive classes in community settings, collaborates with existing programs, and provides support for individuals with disabilities to attend classes and seek employment in the art field.

The Art Inspired Academy staff share a passion for helping individuals with and without developmental disabilities. Each staff member comes from an extensive educational background with expertise in special needs and behavioral training. All classes are designed to provide experiences in the arts while also working on individual goals.

Art Inspired Academy/Friends of Abilities First

http://www.artinspiredacademy.org

Springfield, MO
417-886-0404
artinspiredacademy@abilitiesfirst.net