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 Artful IMPACT!, NFP is an Illinois not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation established to offer creative experiences for all people in the Chicago Western Suburbs and the cities of Aurora and Chicago.
Artful IMPACT! was founded in collaboration with The School of Performing Arts in Naperville, Illinois.

“We leverage creativity, talent, funding, and energy to empower individuals, organizations and community through arts experiences.”

Artful IMPACT! is generously supported by our sponsors and donors!

We would like to thank our 2017 - 2018 DONORS

The School of Performing Arts
City of Naperville Special Events and Cultural Amenities (SECA) Fund
Nick and Teresa Ryan
Perma Seal, Laura Ann and Roy Spenser
Deborah Newman
Dawn and Mike Tenuta
Bonnie and Joel Pear
Barbara and Andy Yokom
Heather and Peter Hutchison
Carla DeFlorio
Creative Cakes Bakery
Belgios Catering
Heritage Wines

Special Needs IMPACT!

Through creative arts, children and young people with disabilities are encouraged to maximize their potential in a supportive setting that celebrates music, movement, theatre and fine arts. The use of music, dance and imagery through art allows the participant an alternative path for self-exploration and communication. Participants will experience increased ability to move with more ease and freedom; development of a deeper trust and respect for their body; increased self-awareness, self-confidence and self-discipline, as well as team building; development of listening and concentration skills along with social skills; and promotion of a sense of pride and achievement.

Special Needs IMPACT! programs are open to any individual ages 9-99 with a developmental disability, including cognitive, learning, motor, hearing, and visual impairments, genetic and/or neurological conditions.  Based on the level of cognitive, mobility and communication abilities, we modify our learning environment as needed to suit each individual.  In order to provide a safe and collaborative experience, we may be unable to accommodate individuals whose behavioral needs might endanger themselves or others. 

Adult and Senior IMPACT!

Singing for Seniors (link to Singing for Seniors website.) 
Big Ole Piano Party
Film Project!

For more information on these programs contact Carrie Bramlett, Director of Community Engagement at cbramlett@schoolofperformingarts.com or call 630.717.6622.

Community IMPACT!

 Artful IMPACT! is reaching out into our community by partnering and creating arts programming and experiences  for the Naperville YMCA, Little Friends, and Samracare Couseling Services, Kids Matter.

For more information on these programs or how to bring an Artful IMPACT! experience to your organization contact Carrie Bramlett, Director of Community Engagement at cbramlett@schoolofperformingarts.com or call 630.717.6622.

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

TRUE COLORS SHOW CHOIR

Ages 18+
Get ready to shine onstage in this show choir for special needs and differently abled adults ages 18 and up. Show Choir members will learn music and choreography, build confidence and stage presence, and learn how to work as a cohesive ensemble. Show Choir students will have the opportunity to perform around the community at various venues and events.
Every other Wednesday 10:00-12:00
/12, 9/26, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 11/28*, 12/5, 12/19, 1/9, 1/23, 2/6, 2/20, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3, 4/17, 5/1, 5/15

*Different week because there is no class on 11/21 for Thanksgiving Break.
$404 for classes Sept 2018- May 2019

*Additional costume fee for new members.
Instructors: Lauren Erickson and Darby Schober

EMPOWER DANCE CLASS

Participants will be energized and inspired while learning basic skills for jazz, and modern dance in a modified setting. Dance training gives participants tools to help with balance, coordination, self-expression, communication as well as team and cooperation skills. 

Aladdin JR.
January 11 - April 19, 2019
 

Explore a whole new theater world as we present the new release of Disney’s classic story about a boy, a lamp, a princess and a certain genie. Disney’s Aladdin JR. is based on the 1992 Academy-Award®-winning film and the 2014 hit Broadway show about the “diamond in the rough” street rat who learns that his true worth lies deep within.