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What is LIVE ART?
Check out photos and more about the most recent
LIVE ART Concert,
December 22, 2013

LIVE ART is a groundbreaking, inclusive arts education program for students of all abilities (with and without disabilities), culminating with a major public concert featuring these students and prominent headlining musicians. Students involved in the program participate in a series of cross-pollenated arts classes that include training in dance, singing, visual art, American Sign Language, mime work, playing musical instruments, visual technologies, spoken word and more. All of the classes combine two or more art forms within a new and unique curriculum that ensures all students will experience a challenging and rewarding semester of classes. The culminating event of this program is a life-changing performance in one of Richmond's largest and most prominent theaters, the Altria Theater. During this performance, world-renowned musicians join the students in a major music concert during which the students perform acts of live art.

As a unique, multi-disciplinary, inclusive educational program, LIVE ART is building relationships among arts organizations, educators and artists to expand arts opportunities for students with developmental disabilities and typically developing students alike. LIVE ART is at the leading edge of arts education, integrating performing arts curriculum with special education to create a major performance event.

Watch the latest short film by Martin Montgomery and Bill Gaff. This is what LIVE ART feels like:
To watch the video with Closed Captions, click the YouTube link at the bottom of the video, and then click the CC logo in the resulting player.

You can see more LIVE ART content in our Media section.

And if you're moved to support LIVE ART, please donate online today or contact Candace Mraz-Nelson, Director of Development, by email or by phone (804-353-3393 ext. 224) for volunteer and other support opportunities.

Thank you for your interest in LIVE ART!