Artists for a Cause
A4AC improves communities through artistic endeavors. We create professional and educational opportunities for visual and performing artists whenever their art is being used for community improvement.
Our Dance for Food program is a contemporary dance performance series which feeds needy families in our community. Attendees bring nonperishable food donations as their “entry fee” to five performances throughout Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast. The program creates professional and educational opportunities for dancers, a cultural opportunity for the community, and raises more food to feed the hungry than our entire program budget would buy. Last year we raised over 1,000 meals with three performances. This year we hope to double that number, with five performances and your generous support.
Therapeutic Arts is a program which employs the visual and performing arts as a means to improve our community's mental and physical health. This year, as many as 50 facilities in Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast will be served, with hundreds of elderly people and at-risk youths receiving treatment through visual and performing arts.
A4AC School Clubs help students use their talents in the visual and performing arts to strengthen their community. First, "Share Arts" students present their talents, then take on the roles of teachers as they share their arts education. Additionally, with training from an experienced counselor, “Art as Therapy” students help at-risk youths to use the arts as a vehicle for tackling social and emotional struggles.