The Artist Outreach, Inc.

A nonprofit organization

In 2017, one of our participating campus principals found that the 1st grade students who experienced TAO on a weekly basis had exceptional results. Students had an 83.33% passing rate with 66.67% masters (meaning that 2/3 of them received a Grade A), which was significantly higher than past results.

In 2016, TCU's Starpoint School and The Artist Outreach collaborated on a research project that demonstrated the effectiveness on fluency and reading using our program, Rhythmic Vocabulary. 97% of lower elementary had a marked improvement in the categories of speed and articulation.

Another observation we made in regularly performing Rhythmic Vocabulary in our campuses where we work with bilingual students: We see a serious need for Rhythmic Vocabulary because the phonetic and syllabic breakdown of English versus Spanish is so different. We have found that Hispanic students, where English is a second language, can greatly improve speech abilities by adding such a consistent component to their classroom.

Our Needs

On-Going Programs: - TAO STREAMliners provides services to schools as a supplemental education through cross-curricular integration, reinforcing the teachers' lessons with a strong emphasis on imaginative and playful techniques. A semester-long weekly program during the school day working in conjunction with teachers and TEKS lesson plans to build creative projects with the use of Creative Arts and professional artists. In-School & After-School Programming: $10,000 per semester. - Inspired Living Art Therapy & Life Skills Workshops include culinary and equipment: $5,000 (various programs found @ - Music Program: TCU, Starpoint School (for learning differences including forms of Autism, Dysgraphia, and Dyslexia) $35,000 > General Operating & Administration: Computers and Music Production Software: $5,000 Office Supplies, Printer, Toner, etc.: $3,000


The Artist Outreach changes the educational and emotional futures of those we serve through creative arts. We provide 3 program formats: The STREAMliners provides schools a supplemental education through the arts, combining STEM, creative arts and literature. Inspired Living is an art therapy program designed to help at-risk youth. Healing in Motion is dedicated to the adults (and Veterans) that we serve. We show them how creativity can be a part of their everyday tasks, such as culinary and nutrition.

Equity Statement

The Artist Outreach does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

We are committed to providing an EDI environment, representing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity:

We provide an equal process of thought and action for all of our members and in all that we represent.

We seek diversity among our ECV's (employees, contractors, and volunteers).

We provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our ECV's (employees, contractors, and volunteers). Inclusivity includes those that represent BIPOC (blacks, indigenous, and people of color) and LGBTQIA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersexual, asexual, and +: other non-heterosexual) communities.

Organization Data


Organization name

The Artist Outreach, Inc.

Tax id (EIN)




Arts, Culture & Humanities, Veterans, Education - K-12

Operating Budget

$500,000 - $999,999

Counties Served

Collin, Dallas, Denton, Kaufman, Tarrant

BIPOC Serving

Black or African American, Asian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic or Latinx, Native American

BIPOC Leadership

Board Chair

Equity Statement

Equity Statement


10000 North Central Expressway, Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75231