Art With A Heart

Rating: 4.84 stars   67 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 2605 East 25th Street Suite 301 Indianapolis IN 46218 USA

Mission: We provide a hands-on visual art experience to educate and inspire at-risk kids K-8. Our vision is that all students have access to a high quality art education regardless of their background
Results: 5 new art teaching positions established in schools over the last three years with the assistance of funding from the Glick Fund. 90% student engagement rate in the classroom
Target demographics: more children experience a quality art education
Direct beneficiaries per year: 2000
Geographic areas served: Indianapolis, IN
Programs: summer enrichment, after school, in-school kindergarten, Honors program and contract teaching
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 02-0570317
317 602 7222
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am an artist and art instructor and have had the privilege to bring art instruction to at risk High School kids in an alternative setting. This would not be possible without the insight and quality leadership I have experienced with ART With a HEART. As corny as it sounds they truly do have a heart for making a difference in kids educational experience through art instruction and integration within the school setting. I have found their organization and leadership to be hands on , adaptable and approachable only solidifying my opinion of the impact they make on the communities who get to utilize their expertise .

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

That is difficult to say because I truly like how they have approached and provided their service and experience to this group of at risk kids.

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

Very Well

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

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Art with a Heart is a dynamic vibrant organization dedicated to making a lasting difference in the lives of a primarily economically challenged client base. Their work is very "hands on" and the mission is to teach young people about the joy of the visual arts. They accomplish this mission every day by working with excellent teachers and establishing very high standards for each program they embark upon. I have been an arts management professional for over 30 years and Art with a Heart greatly impresses me with their commitment to genuinely working to create positive transformational moments for thousands of students each year.

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?

2013

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

As a fellow Art Educator and colleague I have had the pleasure of witnessing how much of a difference Art With a Heart has made in its surrounding community. The organization provides many beneficial services to the youth of the Indianapolis area as well as to children in need from other areas of the world. True compassion and care is shown by each individual that is associated with Art With a Heart, the curriculum is carefully selected and concentrated to meet the needs of every student that participates the Art With a Heart afterschool programs and summer workshops.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the difference it has made in many childrens' lives.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them more resources!

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I love Art With a Heart. The lessons are wonderfully creative and help the students to explore and create with different materials. There is always lots of historical and cultural references in each lesson. The students are so engaged in every class!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

teaching art classes

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

reach out to even more children.....keep growing

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I worked for two years with Art with a Heart, and I am very happy that I did. This organization allowed me to not only gain experience with a wider range of materials, I was also able to gain experience with a wider range of student. Reaching a population which may have never been exposed to the arts gives a strong feeling of accomplishment, adn I would strongly encourage anyone with a passion for the arts and a passion for kids to volunteer.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my everyday teaching experiences.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase its visibility.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

Executive Director, Andrew Lee, was pleasure to work with, clearly had his wits about him and was obviously passionate about his mission. It is a rare combination, indeed. Artworks were beautiful and bountiful and full of children's joy. Wonderful exhibit.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the quality of the works of art produced by children without other means to produce it save for this great organization.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

getting a quality exhibition for the art gallery in the lobby of the Pike Performing Arts Center that just so happens to be many of the children artists first public display. Mutual benefit.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, generous and honest.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

potentially be a major player in the Indianapolis Arts/Education scene. A great business model already exists; widening the scope would be wonderful.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-10-01

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