About Our Organization
Arts For All is a dynamic arts education program developed to be affordable for all. We provide quality culturally enriched classes that encourage personal growth.
- Multiple sites, mobile classes, a variety of classes offered at the same time, on the same day, at the same location at convenient times.
- Opportunities for all ages.
Our classes include:
- Planned curriculum, a variety of delivery methods, and sometimes multiple mediums.
- Some classes accommodate and encourage parent and child participation, others are designed for different levels of expertise, some are age specific, and some accommodate a wide age range.
Costs and Fees
Classes are very affordable. Based on circumstances, discounts and payment plans are available. Some classes (such as art) require an $8 art fee. Most music classes require books; a low cost book is extra. We order, pick up the books, and provide a small discount.
Classes and Programs
Arts For All, Inc. (AFA) is a dynamic arts education program developed to be affordable for all. We provide quality culturally enriched classes that encourage personal growth. More expansive than any other organization, AFA offers classes in visual, performing, musical, and communication arts. AFA classes are open to the public at seven locations in a semester format year-round. AFA was founded in 2006 as an absolutely unique organization which operates weekly classes for thousands of students each year in facilities donated by community organizations. 87% of AFA program operations are classes offered to the public. AFA programs are designed to help students overcome barriers faced in accessing quality arts education. Student fees are extremely affordable, roughly 50-80% less than the cost of other arts education entities. AFA offers scholarships and sliding-scale fees and never turns away a student for inability to pay.
Some AFA students are homeless, some come from very low income families, and some are only able to attend lessons for multiple children in multiple disciplines through the AFA program. “[I]t gives our children opportunities they otherwise would not have.” (Steven and Beckie Hill, parents of an AFA student April 2011) For this reason, AFA also works to provide a number of programs at no cost.
AFA offers an after school enrichment program to students at Omaha Public Schools. Students at these schools participated in classes such as ballet, art, piano, guitar, drama, photography, and more at absolutely no cost. Also, for six semesters, AFA provided a free early childhood music program and art classes for residents at the Open Door Mission / Lydia House.
AFA continues to expand collaboration and customize programs. This includes workshops like the AFA Film Workshop 2010, taught by the AFA Instructor, Director of the Omaha Film Festival, Jason Levering. As well as providing instruction for several organizations including Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging, OPS schools, Omaha Homeschool Learning Center, and more.
Remember, we are putting the arts back in hearts.