Advocacy Through the Arts

Empowering individuals with disabilities to tell their story.

Develop Personally

Advocacy Through the Arts uses visual and performing arts to build three main skill areas: self-advocacy, self-expression, and confidence. Through creative expression, the Friends learn skills needed to be successful in all areas of their life; they have the opportunity to explore who they are and who they want to become in a supportive environment.

Community Engagement

Advocacy Through the Arts provides opportunities for the full community to engage. Art is a common language that breaks down barriers and shatters ceilings. The Friends create unique individual works of art and also collaborate with other artists to help tell their story for all to understand and enjoy.

Shows & Events

Experience the world from the perspective of the Friends’ in their plays, films, and artwork. The  Friends write, direct, and star in productions that are shared with the community at local theaters, schools, places of work, and sometimes surprise pop-up performances at your local meeting spots are and who they want to become in a supportive environment.

Advocacy Through The Arts is funded in part by

Become a Friend

Please send any inquiries, program questions, or tour requests to admin@friendslife.org or call 615-730-9370.

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