By

Justin Stewart
As Free Arts eased back into in-person programming, this year’s Storybook Ballet was reimagined with the health and safety of participating children top of mind.
With the arrival of COVID, words like “unprecedented” and “pivoting” and “lock down” became common language to all of us.  Free Arts was no exception.
The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our normal routines, the way we work, and the way we connect with people. There have been new and innovative ways to communicate, and for organizations like Free Arts, to still engage with the populations that they serve. In this quest for innovation and connectedness, some new bonds with old friends...
Thank you, Rock FOC team members, for supporting our kids as remote volunteers and fundraising champions!
Over the summer, Free Arts added a new staff member, and a new board member to our team.
Have you noticed a new look when you visit our website at FreeArtsAZ.Org?
Behind the curtain, the stage was filled with props and youthful anticipation, against a sparkling backdrop. Young voices filled the air as they nervously shuffled their feet and took their places. As the lights went down, a calm quiet replaced the backstage buzz.
For the past month, just as the Free Arts staff begins to clock out for the night on Wednesday evenings, the building is rejuvenated with hope, creativity, and excitement.
On April 24th, Free Arts hosted the annual Art + Mentors = Resilience Conference virtually for the first time! To strengthen and connect our community, the Free Arts programs team offered workshops led by professionals who share our commitment to supporting children.
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