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Arts are often the first thing to get cut from education, community programs and personal lives. 

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Art is permissible in preschool, retirement, or in museums where it's removed from every day lives.

A drawing of two hands, one blue and one red

Yet, human beings have been making art since our earliest records of human history... 

So why is such a fixture in human existence, deemed “non-essential” ?

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Art illuminates our humanity.

 As we’re faced with political and environmental disruptions, art provides the essential breathing room to take ourselves and each other in with the dignity and empathy we all deserve.

We are missing out on a HUGE spectrum of art making possibilities. The arts belong to ALL of us. 

Let's take it back!

A Crash Course in Art Deprivation:

How YOU Got Here

A little girl day dreaming on a bed

As a child, you felt free to express yourself and tapped into something special. Maybe you were encouraged by a teacher, family member, or felt your magic in the safety of your own space.

A young woman hiding behind a window shade

At some point things changed. Maybe you made a mistake on stage, heard a piercing comment that stuck with you, or your gifts were ignored by the ones closest to you. 

A photograph of a woman sitting behind her desk looking with arms crossed looking doubtful

You likely had thoughts like: "this is dumb" or "no one cares." It was easy to justify that you’d never make it as an artist. You focussed on other things that seemed more important. 

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