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A R T S F O R H U M A N I T Y!

Community Expressive Arts Programs 2010-2011
Through partnerships with local non-profit organizations, Arts for Humanity! programs engage at-risk youth, persons with developmental disabilities, and seniors in the creative arts. Transition Program Dedicated to aiding persons with special needs ages 18-22 through education, work, and life skills this program provides ongoing Expressive Arts Classes (visual art), and Creative Theatre and Movement Groups. Sponsored by the Santa Barbara High School District, classes are held at Santa Barbara City College. Program: Creative Art and/or Creative Theatre and Dance Schedule: Every Other Friday 12:00 – 2:00 pm (can come at 11:00am for lunch w/ kids) New San Marcos Transition Program Schedule TBA Teen Extreme, held at Alpha Resource Center A Friday night social gathering for teens with developmental disabilities in junior high and early high school, this program is held at Alpha Resource Center, a non-profit organization providing services and support for people with developmental disabilities and their families. Program: Teen Extreme - Creative Art, Creative Theatre and Dance, and/or Expressive Music Schedule: Friday, 6:30 – 8:00pm Isla Vista Teen Center This organization provides bilingual/bicultural after-school programs, primarily focused on the enhancement of academic achievement but also provides a place for local youth to hang out and experience cultural opportunities. Program: Creative Art, Creative Theatre and Movement, and/or Expressive Music, ex. “Drum for Fun” or “Music Magic” Schedule: Fridays, 5:00/30 – 7:00pm

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Boys & Girls Club (Downtown) The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara, Inc. has been changing lives for nearly 70 years by providing young people with hope and opportunity, a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals and life-enhancing programs and character development experiences. Program: “Theatre of Imagination” Creative Theatre and Movement class (for ages 6-12) Schedule: Fridays, 4:45 – 6:15pm Alpha Resource Center Alpha Resource Center of Santa Barbara empowers individuals with developmental disabilities, supports families and fosters a community that values the contribution of all people. Instructor: Karsen (Interns can assist) Program: Creative Theatre & Movement Schedule: Weekly, Thursdays from 1:15pm – 2:30pm Transition House For 25 years, Transition House has provided food, shelter and services to Santa Barbara's families who have lost their housing. Each year, the Transition House Auxiliary organizes this fun and popular event. Proceeds benefit the many diversified, effective programs and services that Transition House provides to homeless families with children. Instructor: Karsen (Interns can assist) Program: Creative Theatre / Literacy Program Schedule: Tuesdays, 5:30 – 6:00pm Garden Court Garden Court offers an independent and fulfilling lifestyle to Santa Barbara seniors and is a lively community where planned and impromptu activities are a part of their every day. Program: Creative Art and/or Interactive Arts and Life Stories Schedule: Weekly, Tuesdays at 3:00 or Saturday at 1:00, Fridays 11:00 12:30pm possible Additional Availability: Tuesdays at 3:00, or Saturdays at 1:00, 1.5 hours

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Braille Institute Braille Institute is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to eliminate barriers to a fulfilling life caused by blindness and severe sight loss. The Institute provides an environment of hope and encouragement for people who are blind and visually impaired through integrated educational, social and recreational programs and services. The organization provides assistance to more than 75,000 people across five regional centers in Southern California and through more than 350 Community Outreach locations. Program: Expressive and Interactive Arts for visually impaired Schedule: TBA Work Training Programs, Inc (Returning Program) WTP offers a variety of employment services to assist individuals with disabilities or disadvantages to overcome barriers to employment by strategically placing them in work environments that are compatible with their interests, talents and abilities. Program: Expressive and Interactive Arts for developmentally disabled adults Schedule: TBA Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital (CRH), (Returning Program), Expressive Arts Workshop Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital provides comprehensive medical rehabilitation services, for both outpatient and inpatient care, to empower people with disabilities to achieve optimal quality of life. Program: Creative Art for community members and outpatients with disabilities Schedule: First Week in May, 2011, for 6 weeks, on Tuesdays 3:00-5:00 Will begin again in February 2011 – also on Tuesdays 3:00-5:00 Boys & Girls Club (Goleta) (Expansion from the downtown Club) The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara, Inc. has been changing lives for nearly 70 years by providing young people with hope and opportunity, a safe place to learn and grow, ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals and life-enhancing programs and character development experiences. Program: “Theatre of Imagination” Creative Theatre and Movement class (for ages 6-12) Schedule: Ongoing, TBA Friendship Manor For 32 years, Friendship Manor has provided an affordable senior housing in the Santa Barbara, California area. It is not just a place to live, but a home that provides comfortable surroundings, which reinforce self-respect, self-esteem, and the dignity of aging. This affordable senior community celebrates life and prolongs independence. Program: Senior – Expressive Art Schedule: TBA
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Community Expressive Arts Events 2010
Additionally, Arts for Humanity! participates in Santa Barbara’s wonderful free public events by providing creative enrichment programs at no charge for our local non profits and our community:
Student Pursuing Alternative Recreation in the Community! (SPARC) Arts for Humanity! partners with Isla Vista Teen Center to provide teens the SPARC! April 14, opportunity to use various forms of props and costumes for portraits; Spontaneous Theatre individually, in pairs and in groups. The teens’ photos are then emailed out 2011 to them for their enjoyment. Arts for Humanity!’s Community Events are a surprise and delight for participants, such as our Spontaneous Theatre for Children where costumes Isla Vista Teen and props provide a plethora of creative opportunities for Santa Barbara April 23, youth. Isla Vista Teen Center provides bilingual /bicultural after-school Center 2011 Spontaneous Theatre programs, primarily focused on the enhancement of academic achievement but also provides a place for local youth to hang out and experience cultural opportunities. Family Service Agency’s annual Children’s Festival gives children and families a chance to enjoy a day full of family and fun entirely for free. Children's Festival Thousands children and families enjoy many activities, including face painting, dancing, playing games, eating free hot dogs, dressing up, and Family Service May 14, riding ponies. "Spontaneous Theatre" is an event wherein Arts for Humanity! Agency 2011 staff and interns provide an opportunity for children of all backgrounds to Spontaneous Theatre interact with each other as they dress in costumes and use props for spontaneous theatre and imaginative play. The children also greatly enjoy their portraits being taken as part of this event. Special Olympics provides year-round sports training competition in a variety of sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, Special Olympics experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship. April, 2011 Spontaneous Theatre Spontaneous Theatre for Children is an event alongside Special Olympics activities where youth with developmental disabilities experiment with costumes and props to stretch their imagination and expressivity in a social peer focused environment. Arts for Humanity! interns recreate art by artists with disabilities from Arts for Humanity!’s Community Expressive Arts Programs. I Madonnari, or street painters, transforms the Santa Barbara Mission plaza using pastels on May 28-30, I Madonarri pavement to create 150 vibrant, colorful, large scale images. The Children's 2011 Creative Project, put on by the Santa Barbara County Education Office, has made this the first street painting festival in North America. The Summer Solstice Celebration has evolved into a creative and original display of floats, giant puppets, whimsical costumes and masks of more than 1,000 parade participants, of all ethnic and economic backgrounds. It Summer Solstice in is the largest, single-day arts event in Santa Barbara County. The parade June 24-25, culminates in a festival with a wonderful collection of live world music, the Park, 2011 Spontaneous Theatre food, arts and crafts, and a special free children’s festival. AH!’s Community Events are a surprise and delight for participants, such as our Spontaneous Theatre for Children where costumes and props provide a plethora of creative opportunities for Santa Barbara youth. Just Communities offers cultural competency training to organizational leaders, education seminars for the general public, leadership training institutes for students and teachers, and customized consultation to local Just Communities agencies for diversity and organizational change initiatives. Just Spontaneous Theatre Communities consciously works with people from a diverse cross-section of the community along the lines of race, income, gender, sexual orientation, age, and religious affiliation. Arts for Humanity! interns provide our Spontaneous Theatre event for Just Communities annual fundraiser.

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Santa Barbara Charter School Fall Carnival

October 23, 2010

Earl Warren County Fair Art Exhibit

April, 2011

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