I'm really glad my friend Matt told me about the Hollywood Arts Council and its mission to support and nurture the arts for young people in Hollywood. As someone whose exposure to both music and theater at a young age has helped enrich my life in ways I couldn't have imagined back then, I'm more than glad to support an organization that wants to bring the inspiring spark of creativity to the young minds of today!
I have been volunteering with this organization for nearly 5 years. I have had the amazing experience to attend numerous community art events, help out with the children's festival, assist in planning the spirit event, and being able to observe first hand the wonderful school programs that project "SOAR" provides to local schools. This is a dedicated group of artists, and creative people who truly care about the Hollywood community. Thank you for allowing me to be a member in such a fine non-profit.
Doing great work to bring music and arts education to schools!
The Hollywood Arts Council supports the Arts in Hollywood but the effects of their mission go much further. The Children's Art Festivals brings families together in the creation of arts and crafts. The activities are free and in it's 30th year, people who came as children are now bringing their children. The HAC also took a stand for local theatre against the union which seems determined to undermine great theatre in LA. Their Project SOAR brings performance and visual art professionals into the classrooms in schools where arts have been abolished. The Hollywood Arts council works hard in their fundraising and turns the money back into the community. Suzanne, Artist/musician/educator
I volunteer with this group at their events and sometimes in the office. They are organized, friendly and do a lot of work behind the scenes in the community. I feel I get a lot of value from my membership. Keep up the good work!
The fact that the Hollywood Arts Council uses art to help at-risk youth, especially through Project S.O.A.R., is what drew me to the organization. Well, that and our amazing Executive Director, Shauna McClure. What I found when I joined the board is a wonderfully diverse group of people, all with the same goal of using art as a healing mechanism. I'm very excited as we prepare for our 30 Children's Art Festival on August 8th at Paramount Studios!
The Hollywood Arts Council is an amazing organization! In addition to supporting the arts in Hollywood, they take an active role in keeping art a part of our life. From the wonderful PROJECT SOAR that brings professional artists and arts classes to our local elementary school to the public art projects throughout Hollywood to the annual Children's festival. Truly a real gem in the city of glitter! Patti Negri
What a terrific organization, keeping arts alive in Hollywood. I cannot think of a better use for my money than nurturing our children and our community. BRAVO!
The Arts are about so much more than making pretty things. It's about designing the car you drive, the home you live in, the clothes you wear, the computer or smart phone you use. It's about making the movies and TV show you watch, the music you listen to. Many of the people involved in these things we use every day were once children and young adults who were captivated and inspired by the arts around them. What a sad, grey world this would be without the inspiration of the arts. The Hollywood Arts Council's work is important in keeping the Arts both visible and accessible. I volunteer with them because I want to help them make a difference.
The Hollywood Arts Council is THE organization helping keep the arts alive in the schools of Hollywood, which is vital not only for our city but for the Nation. Hollywood is the entertainment capital of the world and should emulate the arts in every way, more so than any place else. But sadly budget cuts have hit the arts in a very big way. I am proud of my service with this organization and do all I can to forward its purpose to nurture the arts here. But they go beyond the schools and encourage art of all kinds for for people of all ages. Bravo, I say!!!