Artful IMPACT! is a well-spring of creative resources dedicated to making people stronger through the arts. With a regional focus and a global reach, they leverage creativity, talent, funding and energy to empower individuals, organization and businesses through arts experience.
Artful IMPACT! works with, “abilities and possibilities not disabilities,” says Deb Newman, Chairman of the Board of Directors. Through creative arts, children and young people with disabilities are encouraged to maximize their potential in a supportive setting that celebrates music, movement, theater and fine arts. The programs have a big impact on their participants self-confidence, self-awareness and self-discipline as well as team building, listening and concentration skills, social skills and a sense of pride and achievement.
The organization’s Special Needs IMPACT! programs are open to any individual ages 9-99 with a developmental disability, and they modify their learning environment to suit each individual. Their SPECTRUM program offers youth and young adults musical theater, show choir and dance/movement classes.
Artful IMPACT also offers Singing with the Seniors which is now in its 19th year of entertaining Naperville-area seniors. Singing for Seniors has become a “can’t miss” tradition on the fall calendar. Each year, this toe-tapping, 90-minute musical review delights audiences with a wide range of established and up-and-coming talent from the Chicago area and across the country. To watch the latest performance visit: https://www.nctv17.com/community-events/singing-for-seniors-2018/
For more information on Artful IMPACT! and their programs, visit: https://www.artfulimpact.org/
Deborah Newman, Chairman, Board of Directors
Cynthia Hartigan, Teaching Artist