The non-profit organization Art as Action means a LOT to me. I've been on the board for 2 years and counting. While I don't perform, my daughter and granddaughter do. They embody the concept of Artivism, which is to perform in support of community, to share something bigger than the individual. This organization is focused on people, and the concept that art is fundamentally a part of the human condition. We believe:
the world needs ART. Art needs YOU
ART as ACTION nurtures & cultivates a wide range of Artivists including:
- People with Parkinson's Disease who uncover their inner dancer through our Reconnect with your Body classes
- At-risk youth finding a safe space to explore their place in the world through our Young Artivists Performance Lab program at Attention Homes Runaway and Homeless Youth Shelter
- Veteran performers, both experimenting with new genres and embracing their primary art form
- Closet artists just discovering their creative potential through our Artivist Process
We do a fund raiser every year. This year, we are SO CLOSE to our goal... only a few hundred dollars off! I share the purpose of Art as Action with you, my dedicated readers, and ask you to consider a small donation. Think about it... you are part of the human condition. You are part of the art of being alive. You are part of a bigger purpose in this small world of ours. You may write a verse... we think Art as Action can help inspire that verse.
Will your verse speak to the whole world, or will you continue to hide it away? Share it. Be one with Artivists like me, my daughter, and my granddaughter. Inspire your daughters and granddaughters. Share Art as Action with them.
ART helps us understand that which is bigger than ourselves.
ART as ACTION provides participants and audience members the opportunity to reflect on ourselves and explore the common feelings and experiences we all share. Our programs and performances provide a place to discover unexpected connections and stop feeling so small and isolated that we stop contributing what is unique about us. We embolden the distinct, rare creativity deep within each individual.
YOUR donation helps us compensate the human-power it takes to make our programs and performances successful.