Positively Arts is a 501c3 non-profit that use the arts to empower, inspire, educate and heal young people from all backgrounds in southern Nevada. Positively Arts believes that all young people and students deserve equal access to arts training and programs, despite their financial limitations. Research suggests that mastery of the arts can help develop psychological resilience in children, which is especially beneficial to those who have experienced trauma or are dealing with amplified life stressors. In addition to the psychological and social benefits of arts education and training, Positively Arts believes that learning in the arts enables every child to develop the critical thinking, collaborative, and creative skills necessary to succeed in today’s ever-changing world and economy. Positively Arts serves the community in southern Nevada through camps, master classes, performance opportunities and onsite visits to professional performance venues. Our team also works in public and private schools in Clark County and hosts free anti-bullying workshops, arts training classes and performances for thousands of students each year. Working with our community partners, Positively Arts has been able to identify the students in our community who are most at-risk and in need of arts intervention programs. Positively Arts is committed to providing tuition assistance for any low-income students.
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. For example, physics classes enjoy 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.