WhyArts? looks forward to a very busy year in 2013—which is good!!
Middle school workshops, residencies, bedside visits, and special projects will continue through our ongoing partnerships with Educare of Omaha, Collective for Youth, Ambassador Skilled Nursing, Omaha Street School, Completely Kids, Munroe Meyer Institute, Vocational Development Center (VODEC), Boystown Hearing Preschool, Quality Living Inc, seniors centers….and many other organizations working with the under-served populations –which are the focus of WhyArts?.
A major emphasis for WhyArts? has become the special education classes within the Omaha Public School systems, providing theatre opportunities with our core of professional theatre artists. Over 20 middle and high school classes will have the opportunity in 2013 to work with our artists to learn the skills of theatre, write their own productions, and do their own “celebration” of what they have learned (which will be showcased on our website).
WhyArts? brings our arts experiences to a very specific population, of all ages and abilities—this is our mission. We are thankful for a dedicated and very talented core of artists, experienced in working with this range of abilities we serve. And we are thankful to our supportive funders!
Here is to a creative 2013!