// Living Arts Programs Transform Communities
All Living Arts programs focus on development of six critical life skills: decision making, effective communication, problem solving, collaboration, embracing diversity, and creativity. At the heart of the Living Arts mission is the belief that the master of these skills should benefit both individual artistic pursuit and help to develop the broader community.
Throughout all of its programming, Living Arts maintains a commitment to maximizing the community’s access and there insures no one is turned away due to financial constraints.
"When well taught, the arts provide young people with authentic learning experiences that engage their minds, hearts and bodies… While learning in other disciplines may often focus on development of a single skill or talent, the arts regularly engage multiple skills and abilities. Engagement in the arts – whether the visual arts, dance, music theatre or other disciplines – nurtures the development of cognitive, social and personal competencies.”
— From “Champions of Change: The Impact of the Arts on Learning.”