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Mission Statement


To provide accessible education, training, and
experiences in the arts for children, particularly
those with special needs.

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Mission Statement


To provide accessible education, training, and
experiences in the arts for children, particularly
those with special needs.

WHAT WE DO

Since 1985, Arts for All, Inc., a Tucson-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has been inspiring children with and without disabilities to participate in the arts. Our Adult Day program was added in 1998. We offer services through creative programs including Adult Day activities, Out-of-School Time, and Summer and Winter Arts Camps. We are leaders in providing accessible art education, training and experiences for our community. 

WHY IT'S IMPORTANT

 Our work with children and adults is important because art makes their lives more full. It makes possible creative experiences they would otherwise not have. Our hands-on approach in drawing, painting, ceramics, music, dance and drama brings creativity into the daily lives of the children and adults we serve. This makes for healthier individuals and families, stronger neighborhoods, and a more vibrant Tucson community.

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History

It all started in 1985, when Marcia Berger, a Tucson pediatric physical therapist, started an after school program called Third St. Kids. The idea was simple: Bring the performing arts into the lives of children with and without disabilities.

 The following year Steven L. Sles, founder of Arts for All, Inc., gave the non-profit to Marcia. In the 30+ years since that humble beginning, the organization has dedicated itself to providing quality arts education and experiences for children with and without disabilities and adults with disabilities. It’s done through innovative programs like the Adult Day Program, Out-of-School Time, and Winter and Summer Arts Camps which merge the arts and human services.

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News and Upcoming Events


News and Upcoming Events


Events
 

Dance company

Dancers performing include Michelle Buscemi, Antonio Childress, Brooke Foster, Jon Green, Seth Llamas, Stephanie Lopez, Brent Quihuis, Veronica Ramirez and Sydney Roberts. For information about dance performances and other events at Zuzi, please call (520) 629-0237.

 

Invitation to Join Dance Company

Arts for All is always looking for new members for the Dance Company, a mixed-ability dance troupe.  Please contact Marcia at (520) 622-4100, ext. 203 to set up a time for an audition. Rehearsals are held year-round on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 


News

 

COMING SATURDAY, 10/7/17:

Detour Co. Theatre Presents Beauty & the Beast Jr.

Be Our Guest! Detour is hitting the road and taking last year's "Beauty and the Beast" to the people of Tucson!

Performing at Arts for All’s small theatre, come join us for a magical afternoon with the Phoenix-based Detour Company. Reception to follow where you can eat, drink & meet the actors!

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Programs


Programs


Programs

day Program

Building Confidence and Developing Skills Through Performing and Visual Arts

Through the framework of visual and performing arts, adults with disabilities experience meaningful relationships and gain self-esteem. Classes are offered daily in dance, drama, music, exercise, ceramics, painting, and drawing. Participation in the Dance Company is available by audition. The adult participants attend performances (Arizona Theater Company, Borderlands, Invisible Theatre, etc.), parks, therapeutic swimming, libraries, local museum, and more. Choices are offered throughout the day to provide greater autonomy and self-confidence.

Sample Daily Schedule:
August–May

Note: End of May through beginning of August changes for summer schedule

8:00am     Coffee/Social Time
9:00am     Drama/Ceramics
10:00am   Ceramics/Drama   Note: Some leave for field trip
11:00am    Potter's Wheel Throwing / Exercise
12:00pm   Lunch
1:00pm     Dance / Games
2:00pm    Weekly Reflections
3:00pm    Relaxation
3:30pm    Snack
4:00pm    Music
5:00pm    Art

For more information or to schedule a tour, contact
Jasmine Berger
(520) 622-4100, ext. 208
adultservices@artsforallinc.org

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Summer Arts Camp 2018

Summer arts camp 2018 schedule: may 24, 2018 - TBA

ENROLLMENT OPENS FEBRUARY, 1, 2018

Summer Arts Camp is accessible for children with and without disabilities. The camp day starts with Opening Circle. Opening Circle is a time when all campers and counselors get together to sing camp songs, give and receive ‘warm fuzzies,’ and share information with each other. The campers are divided into small groups by age, and go to different classes with their counselors. The classes consist of drama, dance, music, arts, ceramics, crafts, games and cooking. The counselors are responsible for the health and well-being of the campers and teachers are responsible for the class content.

The counselors are required to meet with the parents or guardians prior to the beginning of camp in order to make the transition to camp a positive experience. Flexible schedules of 2 to 3 times a week or half-days are available.

Camp Fee: $255/week for full day program. $130/week for half day program. Partial Scholarships are available.

Arts for All Summer Arts Camp will be closed for these holidays in 2018: 

Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2018
Independence, Wednesday, July 4, 2018

 

Comments by parents about the Summer Arts Camp:

"It's a wonderful environment that concentrates on the ability in disability."
"Excellent program and staff."
"Kids are well taken care of."

 

How to Register:

To register for Summer Arts Camp, please call Marcia at (520) 622-4100, ext. 203. New campers must meet with her and take a tour. Parents are encouraged to call to register their campers early because spaces fill up quickly!

Daily Camp Schedule:
7:00 - 8:30am       Early Drop-off (prior arrangements required)
7:30 - 8:30am       Playground Time
8:30 - 8:50am       Opening Circle
9:00 - 9:50am       Period I
10:00 - 10:50am    Period II
11:00-11:50am        Period III
12:00 -12:30pm     Lunch 1 (Teams 1 and 2)(Teams 3 and 4 Outside Play)
12:30 - 1:00pm      Lunch 2 (Teams 3 and 4)(Teams 1 and 2 Outside Play)
1:00 - 1:50pm        Period IV
2:00 - 2:50pm      Period V
3:00 - 3:30pm      Snack (Teams 1 and 2)(Teams 3 and 4 Outside Play)
3:30 - 4:00pm      Snack (Teams 3 and 4)(Teams 1 and 2 Outside Play)
4:00 - 4:50pm      Period VI
5:00 - 5:50pm      Period VII
6:00pm                 Close

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Winter Arts Camp

winter arts camp 2017: december 22,2017 - january 5, 2018

Full day arts classes also offered during fall 2017 and spring 2018 school vacations. Our staff is available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students will have rotations through ceramics, dance, drama, music and visual arts classes. Field trips to local museums and attractions are also available. Please call Marcia at (520) 622-4100, ext. 203, to set up a tour for new enrollments, and to confirm fall and spring art camp schedules.

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Out-of-School Time Classes


Out-of-School Time Classes


OUT-OF-SCHOOL-TIME PROGRAM

 ARTS FOR ALL HAS OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME COVERED!

Classes are offered Monday though Friday in art, ceramics, dance, drama, and music. Children are divided into groups based on age. Busses from Nash Elementary, Rillito Center, Arizona School for Deaf and Blind & Amphi Middle School drop off students at Arts for All.

Arts for All’s drivers will pick up from Keeling & Prince Elementary schools if requested. Please check with Jasmine Berger at 622-4100 x 208 to find out what schools currently have pick-up. This may change from time to time. Other schools outside the area provide bus transportation for children to Arts for All. Please check with Arts for All or your school’s bus transportation department. 

We make sure to have activities and classes available on all early-out days, half days and vacation days.

Arts for All is open for school breaks all year around!
Please call Marcia Berger, Executive Director, 

at (520) 622-4100, ext. 203, with any questions regarding enrollment and transportation.

 

TEENS IN CHILDCARE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

Arts for All offers training opportunities year-round for Tucson teenagers ages 13-18 interested in learning how to care for children with and without disabilities. Teens must be currently enrolled in school and planning on receiving their high school diplomas. Trainings are held year-round. Call Marcia Berger, Executive Director, at (520) 622-4100, ext 203 for information on how to participate in this opportunity.

 Arts for All will be closed for these holidays:

Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23, 2017
Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2017
New Year’s Day, Monday, January 1, 2018

Memorial Day, Wednesday, May 28, 2018
Independence Day, Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Labor Day, Monday, September 3, 2018

Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 22, 2018
Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 2018
New Year's Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2019