About Positively Arts

Positively Arts is a 501c3 non-profit that uses the arts to EMPOWER, INSPIRE, EDUCATE and HEAL.

EMPOWER by using the performing arts to engender confidence, resiliency and leadership skills within students. We strive to create positive arts programs in spaces where the arts are absent, hoping to give students a creative and productive outlet during times when they’re most susceptible to danger.

INSPIRE by connecting current professional Broadway, Cirque, television, Las Vegas Headliner and Disney performers with aspiring young artists in the community. Our “Broadway Dreamers” camps allow students to work directly with these professionals, training from the best in a non-competitive, non-judgmental and creative environment. Through benefit concerts, these young students get the opportunity to perform alongside these professionals, actualizing their dreams in front of packed audiences. Our “Get Launched Vegas” benefit concerts pair a professional with a student and they train together for a month in preparation for their performance debut together onstage!

EDUCATE by making abstract concepts in core curriculum easier to understand through our arts integration modules in schools. Math Thru Music uses DJ-ing to illustrate math concepts while physics classes enjoy our break dancers who teach kids about gravity, inertia and centrifugal force all while spinning on their head.

HEAL though our classes, camps, and arts integration programs, implementing best practices in childhood education while developing social emotional learning skills from an early age. Positively Arts offers the tools, coping mechanisms, and a positive creative outlet for self-expression through artistic discovery and performance. This fosters self-awareness, self-confidence and self-actualization through the mastery of a student's artistic skills and passions within the arts.

For a town that claims to be "The Entertainment Capital", Las Vegas' community of professional artists seems to exist in a disparate world than the community of aspiring artists right here in the Valley; namely, the students of the Clark County School District (CCSD). Working under the guidance and supervision of the CCSD's Fine Arts Department, local community centers and partners, and the School Community Partnership Office, Positively Arts bridges the gap between the professional and aspiring artist, making a meaningful impact on education in and through the arts.

Positively Arts' solution is two-fold. First, generate arts funding for the classrooms, after-school programs, anti-bullying school tours, and scholarships for the performing arts. Second, use Positively Arts-trained teaching artists to empower and inspire students through our Broadway Dreamers performing arts school, as artists in residence in schools, and as mentors to students through our Get Launched Vegas series. It is our continuing mission to not only strengthen education through arts-integration programs, but to keep the arts alive by showcasing the talents of both professional and aspiring artists within the Las Vegas community.

The generosity of our donors is vital as we continue our efforts here in the Clark County School District and neighboring communities. We are always looking for volunteers who wish to strengthen our existing programs. We're also looking for in-kind donations to our raffles and silent auctions.

If you are a teaching artist and wish to donate your time and expertise to Positively Arts, please contact us at: info@pafgive.org. You may join one of our existing programs or even design and implement your OWN arts program in the school district! The possibilities are endless! Help write a note in a child's song and sign up to be a teaching artist today!

Board Members

Pilita Simpson

Elizabeth Matthews

Juan Cantu

David DeMato

Katerina Wallace

Artists

Jason Andino

Marc Antonelli

John Arnold

Francesca Camus

Jeff Civillico

Savannah Cross

Tish Diaz

William Evans

Angie Freeman

Khalid Freeman

Anthony James Johnson

Paul Johnson

Ashley Loren

Anne Martinez

MO5AIC

Molodi

Brandon Nix

Justin Sargent

Enoch Augustus Scott

Lisa Marie Smith

Robert Torti

Janien Valentine

Derrick Williams

Adrian Zmed

Supporters

3 Amigos LLV
Alexander Clements
Andrew Ragone - Phantom/Showstoppers
Andrew Wright - Ava's Avengers
Angela Barton
Angela Chan
Angela Engebretsen
Angela Wilson
Angie Freeman
Anne M. Vandenberg
Anne Marie Murphy
Anthony James
Arleen Moiseyev
Audix
Ayler Evan
Base Entertainment
Bill Fayne
Brett Rigby
Caine Keenan - Cirque Du Soleil
Casa Foundation
Cat Rian Band
Chanthy Walsh & Sonrisa Grill
Cirque Du Soleil Holding USA Inc.
Coca-Cola
Corwyn Hodge - MO5AIC
Craftwork Restaurants & Breweries
David Richardson - Rock of Ages
Dean Balan
Deidre Lang - Lion King/Rock of Ages
Discovery Children's Museum
Donald Irby Gray
Donna Venet
Doug Bynon
Dr. Candace Spann
Dr. Haydee Docasar
Dragonboat Racing Association
Dreamweaver Foundation
Egerton K. Vandenberg Jr.
Eliot Bares
Findlay Acura
Findlay Honda
Findlay Honda of Henderson
Flip for Me Booster Club
Francesca Camus
Francezca Santucci
Gameworks
George Demott
Gina Pero
Gordon Biersch - Paradise & Flamingo
Hard Rock Cafe
Holly Shore
Ideco-NV
Irene Hernandez
James Anastasiades
Jane Finger
Jason Martinez - Jersey Boys
Jassen Allen
Jeff Civillico
Jeffrey Debarathy - Zombie Burlesque
Jenni Selma
Jennifer Haley
Jesusa Santos
John Yates
Juan Cantú
JVC
Kari Zhang
Karishma Hossain
Katerina Wallace
Keepin' It Country
Kellie Fiore
Kelly Burton
Keri Mossel
Khalid Freeman - Cirque Michael Jackson
Lamar
Las Vegas Tenors
Laurina Esposito
Leti Poblete
Lisa Davis
Lisa Marie - Baz/Pin Up
Lone Mountain Dental
Marilou Adina
Mark Green - Kahunaville
Mark Green & The Marketing Project
Matt Murphy
Matthew Pablico
Mgmt Services
Michelle Cox
Michelle Susie
Mike Mahany - Rock of Ages/Wicked
Mimi Morse - FEEF
Molodi
Monica Heuser
Montelago Village Association
Narée Asherian
Network Security Associates
New Song Lutheran Church
Nick Foote - Divas
Niki Scalera
Oliver Ross Martin
Parrish Danesh
Paul Johnson - Rock of Ages
Paul Smith Inc.
Paul Sperrazza
Paymon Danesh
Philip Simpson
PlayLV Gaming
Prudence Ganz
Rachel Semmler
Rebecca Mountain
Richard Oberacker - Ka
Robert Hess
Robert Martin
Rosemarie Quinones- Kiralla
Savannah Smith
Shawnn Welde
Sheila Mirasol
Shelby Cefoldo
Show Creators Studios - Amanda Deacon & Ian Herrington
Sina Foley
Skip & Kimberly Klintworth
Stacey Smithson - Vegas the Show
Steve Weiss
Suzie Easton
Tara Foy
Terri Grell
Tess Cardinale & Thre3 Card
The Desert Tenors
The Palazzo Las Vegas
The Plaza Showroom
These Guys Worldwide
Tish Diaz - Jersey Boys
Tracy Foote
Vartouhi Asherian
Victoria Amira
Wendy Anderson
Woody Jarrett
Royalty Exotic Cars
Jackie & Trevin Pisaturo
IDK Craft & Pizza Kitchen
Corazon Danesh
NV ENERGY
Mondays Dark
Academica
Brooke Johnston
The Abouzeid Family
Robert Wallace

Scholarships & Contributions

Abdu Wasi
Alex Orr
Alizé Cruz
Alyvia Lindsey
Araz Asherian
Arbor View High School
Bonanza High School
Cat Rian LLC
Cboyz LLC
Cooper Macalalad
Coronado High School
Dakota Humphries
Dean Balan
Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts
Desert Pines High School Mariachi
Dragonboat Festival
Eldorado High School
ELGHS Band
Elijah San Nicolas
Ethan Burnette
Jordyn Rex
Katelyn Murphy
Kayla Erhardt
Kung Fu Academy
Las Vegas Academy
Master Class Academy
Melanson Family
Narée Asherian
New Horizons Center for Learning
Pinecrest Academy Cadence
Rianna Patton
Rori Waters
Sara Tesfaye
Starz on Broadway
Tevakanui
Thurman White Middle School
Valley High School
Winter Garden Pageant
Trinity Black
Jessie Thomas
Lexi Keenan