Living Arts receives $540,000 commitment to support early childhood outcomes in Detroit

Living Arts, a Detroit nonprofit that brings high quality and year-round arts education to the city’s youth, is proud to announce it has received several multi-year grants totaling over a half million dollars to support the expansion of Detroit Wolf Trap, a program that will provide intensive professional development, mentoring and coaching for Detroit area early childhood educators, parents, and caregivers by introducing them to proven performing arts-integration strategies through classroom residences and professional development workshops.

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In Settlement, Revok and H&M Pledge Donations to Detroit arts groups

Living Arts was one of the five Detroit arts groups chosen by the artist Revok to receive an award. Read the entire article in the Detroit Free Press

 Statement from Revok's Instagram page.

Statement from Revok's Instagram page.

Why Detroit Youth Need Arts Education

An op-ed by our Executive Director Alissa Novoselick on the importance of arts education for Detroit children, families and teachers. 

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An Evening for Living Arts in Neighborhood SEEN

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Model D on our Out-of-School Arts teen open studio, The SPOT

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Chalkbeat on our Detroit Wolf Trap program

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Living Arts on The D Brief

Board Member Matt Nahan and Teaching Artist Natasha Beste appear on The D Brief podcast, a show about everything Detroit. In this episode they discuss our programs, and our upcoming annual fundraiser! 

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Living Arts featured by NBC

Living Arts was excited to be featured by NBC and attn: on the following segment regarding the importance of arts education. The video is produced in support of NBC's new show Rise. Debuting this month, Rise tells the story of a town transformed by the local high school theater program. Our In-School Arts residency at Western International High School is highlighted in this short film.

 
 

A strategy to bring arts to schools throughout Detroit

Living Arts Executive Director Alissa Novoselick shares her thoughts on the importance of arts education in classrooms, and her ideas - building on the successes of Chicago and Boston - for bringing the arts to students across Detroit.

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A Look at Living Arts' Detroit Wolf Trap Program.

Our Detroit Wolf Trap program prepares children ages 3 months to 6 years for kindergarten and beyond. Led by professional teaching artists, Detroit Wolf Trap strengthens children's emergent literacy, math, science and social-emotional skills. 

Living Arts partners with Hope Starts Here Detroit for the First Annual Detroit Day of the Young Child.

Living Arts was proud to partner with Hope Starts Here Detroit for their inaugural Detroit Day of the Young Child. Hundreds of Detroit community members attended the day's listening sessions on early childhood education. Our listening session was the book premiere of our publication Living Arts' Detroit Wolf Trap: Empowering Early Learners, their Teachers, and Families through the Performing Arts. Our program included a panel discussion with early learning experts, reflections from the book's authors, and a Detroit Wolf Trap workshop experience. Thank you to our early learning partners Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning Through the Arts, United Way for Southeast Michigan, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, PNC Foundation, Metro West Chapter of Credit Unions, and MGM Resorts Foundation


Living Arts' In- School Program

Why bring our In-School Arts program in to your school? Watch this video on all the benefits of our residencies!


Alissa Appears on Michigan Entrepreneur TV

Our Executive Director Alissa Novoselick talked about the importance of arts education, the impact the arts have had on her own life, and her vision for Living Arts with METV host Tara Kachaturoff. 


A Piece on Our New Executive Director

We are thrilled to have accomplished arts administrator Alissa Novoselick as our new Executive Director. Read all about her here.


An Op-Ed on Proposed Cuts to Arts Funding

Our Executive Director shared her views on the proposed cuts to federal arts funding in the Detroit News.

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A Close-Up on Our In-School Arts Program!

These videos give an in-depth look at our In-School Arts residencies at local elementary, middle and high schools.


Detroit Wolf Trap Featured on Michigan Radio

 Detroit Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Rachel McIntosh working with Emmanuel Head Start students.

Detroit Wolf Trap Teaching Artist Rachel McIntosh working with Emmanuel Head Start students.

Living Arts' Program Manager Susannah Goodman and Teaching Artist Rachel McIntosh appeared on Stateside with Cynthia Canty to discuss our Detroit Wolf Trap program. Providing arts-integrated residencies and workshops for children ages 3 months through Kindergarten, Wolf Trap's approach is based on decades of research demonstrating that high-quality arts education is an effective way to help children learn. 

Listen to the interview here