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The Art Of Elysium

Rating: 4.99 stars   139 reviews 13,994

Nonprofit Issues:

Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Health

Address:

3278 Wilshire Blvd - Penthouse Los Angeles CA 90010 USA

Mission:

The Art of Elysium, a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization founded in 1997, encourages working actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to various communities in need of creativity and inspiration. We provide artistic workshops in the following disciplines: Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Music and Theatre/Media Arts

Target demographics:

The Art of Elysium, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 1997 by Jennifer Howell, encourages working actors, artists, fashion designers and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to various communities in need of creativity and inspiration. We provide artistic workshops in the following disciplines: Fashion Design, Fine Arts, Music and Theatre/Media Arts.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

43000 individuals

Geographic areas served:

Los Angeles and New York

Programs:

The Art of Elysium provides a wide range of fine and performing arts workshops and activities designed to: • Help marginalized populations cope with the difficult emotional challenges of illness and hospitalization: • Promote opportunities for growth and development, • Encourage socialization, • Provide exposure to various artistic skills and disciplines. The Art of Elysium’s programs include Fine Arts, Fashion Design, Music, Media/Theatre Arts and Arts-Based Self-Esteem Programs. For more information about volunteering in our hospital programs, please contact Leslie Culp, Program Director-LA, at lculp@theartofelysium.org

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213-389-3201
http://www.theartofelysium.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been working with Art of Elysium for over five years now. Going room to room doing Improv games with sick children getting treatments in the hospital and intensive care unit. When we enter these rooms the energy is down. Somber. Quite. By the time we are done playing our games, singing or songs, and getting the child to participate in the fun, the energy has completely changed in the room. Smiles. Light. Love. The Art of Elysium is doing something VERY special. Everyday. Going to where people need it THE MOST. And connecting artists who spread joy and love to those who need it.

 
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Volunteering with AOE is one of the best experiences I've had in LA. The organization is super-well structured so that the artists can really connect with the kids. It's such an amazing program, getting to relate to the kids through art and help them enjoy it and have fun. The volunteers are awesome people, as well. I really can't say enough good things about this nonprofit!

 
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I am so grateful to have discovered The Art of Elysium over 5 years ago as a volunteer, and it only keeps getting better! The work we are able to do with children and other populations of need is extremely valuable. I am blessed to get to see daily the way a hospital room or treatment facility is transformed as laughter, love and art fill the room and change both the patient and the artist volunteer for good. It is an amazing organization filled with some of the best people I've met in Los Angeles! I can't think of a better way to spend your time and invest your resources. Join us in our mission to heal the world through art!

 
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I have had the utmost pleasure to work with The Art of Elysium for over a year now. The Art of Elysium is more than just a job, more than just about volunteering, it is simply a way of life. This organization runs very professionally and efficiently. I enjoy working with fashion and other design professionals to assist medically disabled youth, to make their own creative forays into the world of high fashion, through colorful hospital workshops and bedside projects. Lead workshops that might include: jewelry and clothing design, a fashion photo shoot, makeovers, styling and more. The Art of Elysium has various curriculum for artists interested in volunteering with Fine Arts, Acting / Writing, Music and Movement, and Fashion and Design. It is enjoyable watching them grow as the full circle concept, while they branch out working with elders and the homeless both in Los Angeles and New York!

 
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To simply say that it is an honor to be a part of this organization is a gross understatement. At AOE we are not only blessed enough to be able to serve communities in need - but the impact that the work has on our artists serves an entirely new purpose. Being able to give the gift of art/happiness to both communities in need and the countless of volunteers that work for us means more than anyone could possibly explain and is a cause unlike any other!

 
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The Art of Elysium is, by far, the most inspirational organization I've ever witnessed. As an artist and business owner, I am continually moved (blown away), by the hard work, vision and heart of the Founder, Jennifer Howell and the devoted team that she has.
Together, their creative outreach programs have touched and have had a priceless impact on countless lives. It's a joy to see The Art of Elysium continue to grow and reach even more children and adults with the healing power of art and love.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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I have been volunteering with The Art of Elysium for many years now. Not only does it bring joy to the populations served, the experience provides the artist a chance to be reminded of a their greater purpose.
A circle of giving. A truly full circle charity. Thumbs WAY up!

 
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One of the most amazing charities I have ever worked with - seeing what they do first hand at the hospitals has been both an honor and a privilege.

 
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An amazing opportunity to share your creativity and passion with those in need.

 
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It has been my honor to be a part of the growth and impact of this organization since 2012. From medically fragile children, elders and our recent expansion to homeless communities, it is our mission to heal the world through art. By connecting inspired artists to differing challenged communities through out Los Angeles and New York, we are able to facilitate the creative exploration and liberation of communities in crisis. Proudly serving approximately 43,000 individuals in 2014, it is our intention to continue to extend our reach to veteran's hospitals and prisons in the near future. Whilst it is an honor to watch the joy that creativity brings to the communities we proudly serve, it is equally gratifying to see the fulfillment that our artists experience by giving away their talents so generously and freely. I am extremely excited about our future and look forward to being a part of the creative solution.

 
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