Positively Arts uses the arts to empower, inspire, educate, and heal. Since we had to close our stage doors in early March, Positively Arts' main priority has been to continue providing quality arts experiences to our students. Serving underprivileged and low-income families, we know that our arts programming is all some of our students have to hold onto during these uncertain times.
Learning in and through the arts enables every child to develop the critical thinking, collaborative, and creative skills necessary to succeed in today’s ever-changing world. We normally serve the community in southern Nevada through camps, master classes, performance opportunities, and onsite visits to professional performance venues.
Without access to stages or audiences, it's been difficult to foster an environment which encourages the confidence and resiliency that our normal programming provided, but we found a way...
Soon after the shutdown, we began to livestream our "Front Porch Mini Concerts" every Monday and Thursday night from Facebook. Musical Director, Angela Chan (pianist at Le Reve at The Wynn Las Vegas), along with other musicians from Le Reve and Cirque Du Soleil donated hundreds of hours to put on bi-weekly mini concerts starring a new Positively Arts student each concert. 6ft apart on Angela's front porch and driveway, students were allowed opportunities to shine, showcase their talents and receive positive feedback from thousands of viewers each week! To date, we've reached over 40,000 views and counting!
We went on to create a "Seasons of Love" music video featuring over 20 students, the Le Reve cast and musicians, and production by Emmy Award -Winning artist, Patrick Sieben.
Next, we began offering free voice and dance classes via Zoom and YouTube featuring amazing talent such as renowned choreographer, Tony Coppola, and BAZ and Jubillee's lead vocalist, Ron Remke.
Despite these efforts to keep the arts alive in the lives of our students, our resources are dwindling and we need your help to continue providing quality arts experiences for our youth. We want to slowly open our doors and provide training and performance opportunities in safe distances, but we need your help to cover those operating costs.
Every little bit will help. One artist at a time, we can transform lives through the arts.
Please consider making a donation today!