Arts For All, Inc. (AFA) is a dynamic arts education program developed to make the arts available and affordable for all. AFA provides quality culturally-enriched classes that encourage personal growth. Founded in 2006 with less than 400 students, AFA now serves thousands of metro area students through its affordable and free arts programs. The AFA mission is supported by research which shows the significant benefits of arts education to include:
-Music education is associated with those who go on to pursue higher education and have higher household incomes1.
-Students of the arts outperform non-arts students on the standardized tests2.
-Arts activities promote growth in positive social skills, including self-confidence, self-control, conflict resolution, collaboration, and decision-making3.
Public classes are offered five days per week at six locations throughout Omaha, Bellevue, Papillion, and Elkhorn. AFA student fees are between 50-80% less than the cost of comparable lessons or instruction. Need and merit-based scholarships, sliding-scale fee, and payment plans are available for registering students who qualify.
AFA also provides a number of programs at no cost, such as after school enrichment classes and an early-childhood education program, open lessons, as well as many performances.
AFA needs your help! There are many ways that you can support AFA. We accept in kind donations of musical instruments, headphones, art supplies, dance shoes and wear, office supplies, you name it!
We would also greatly appreciate your financial support. Donate a class to give a student the chance to learn about the arts. Make a specific donation for items on our wish list. Every little bit helps.
Contact us to volunteer with AFA! We need your help in the AFA office, at fundraisers, in classes, and however else your talents can assist us. Come share your knowledge and passion with the community!
Arts For All continues to grow and explore new ways to serve students, keep costs low, and create community programs that make that encourage participation.
1-Corso, Regina. Those with More Education and Higher Household Incomes are More Likely to Have Had Music Education. The Harris Poll® #112. November 12, 2007. The Harris Poll, Harris Interactive.