Art House Dallas holds the belief that beauty recognized through arts and culture holds a powerful ability to infuse and preserve hope within society as well as help establish a person's place in the world. In a world without the arts as an esteemed value, individuals lose the ability to imagine greater possibilities and exist with a diminished view of what is possible because of what they have experienced.
Through the Deploy program, Art House Dallas connects local artists with underserved communities enabling them to share their creativity, experience, and passion with communities who have little or no exposure to the arts and artistic expression. This is done by musicians, visual artists, and photographers personally bringing their own work into underserved communities and sharing it with them. Also, in guided workshops, Deploy provides youth and children with access to supplies, time set aside for development of imagination, and space for material exploration.
Through the arts and artistic expression we both individually and collectively make sense of our stories and form our identities. As the landscape for arts funding and exposure continues to diminish, children and youth lose the opportunity to develop their imaginations and artistic ability. Due to funding cuts and divergent socio-economic factors the absence of experienced local artists means underserved populations have fewer opportunities for instruction or interaction with experienced artists.
With the belief that communities grow stronger when we work together Art House Dallas implements the Deploy program through collaborative partnerships with organizations already working directly with underserved populations. Historically these partners have included Mercy Street, Rise School, Advocates for Community Transformation, and Heart House to name a few.
Art House Dallas’s Deploy program happens throughout the year. This Fall and Spring, Heart House and Art House Dallas will partner to facilitate a deploy workshop in the Vickery Meadows area.
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