Arts Council Northeast (ArtsNET) serves sixteen cities: Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hurst, Haslet, Keller, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Saginaw, Roanoke, Southlake, Trophy Club, Watauga and Westlake. The seven school districts: Birdville, Carroll, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw, Grapevine-Colleyville, Hurst-Euless-Bedford, Keller, and Northwest as well as private schools and home schools. The population in North Tarrant and Southern Denton Counties is over 450,000 with a student population over 125,000.
SERVICES WE PROVIDE
MasterWorks Concert Series - 50-100 free concerts yearly, open to the public, in eight cities (Colleyville, Hurst, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Saginaw, Southlake, Watauga and Westlake)
Classes, workshops & meetings - visual art, dance, pottery, faux painting and writers group and photography group held at different Club Houses.
Art on Wheels - Senior citizens and often miss out on artistic endeavors where they can let their creativity blossom. This program enables senior citizens and the disabled to participate in art classes. Currently there are 4 classes held weekly at Evergreen Senior Living facility in Keller, North Texas SNAP (a nonprofit organization serving individuals 17 and older living with intellectual and developmental disabilities) and other senior living facilities. A certified instructor guides the students with step-by-step instructions.
We are asking for funds for our Community Arts Program that includes our Art on Wheels for senior citizens and people with disabilities, and our free Masterworks Concert Series. Funding enables us to maintain, expand and enhance the programs that have become a valued part of Northeast Tarrant County and continue to fulfill our mission in the 16 cities served by Arts Council Northeast.
The Community Art Programs address social challenges and community issues through the arts. It is designed to address and effect positive change in relation to one or more specific areas of community needs, (the under-served, health, socialization, self-esteem, bullying and creative thinking). Your financial support of the Arts Council and the following community arts programs will help us to achieve our goals and address these issues. Art on Wheels funding will allow for the expansion of our program that enables senior citizens and the disabled to participate in art classes. Currently there are 20+ classes held monthly.