OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS

We have learned alongside our Community Partners as they have faced challenges, overcome barriers, and achieved extraordinary successes. Find out more about each project and the outcomes below.

YEAR

2016

GRANT CATEGORY

Culture

GRANT AMOUNT

$94,000

The Arc of the Capital Area

Organization:

The Arc of the Capital Area

The Arc of the Capital Area

Project Title:

The Arc of the Arts Program

Project Description:   

The Arc of the Capital Area (The Arc) each year empowers around 2,000 Central Texans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The Arc helps families adapt to life with a child with a disability and assists maturing adults with disabilities in gaining skills needed to become independent. 


The Impact Austin grant will fund The Arc of the Arts, where 83 students with I/DD will participate in arts education and sell their finished work at art shows and at The Arc of the Arts studio.

Grant Status:   

The Arc of the Arts program was able to increase the number of participating students from an average of 60 to more than 100 enrolled, thanks to the Impact Austin grant.

  • Hired staff to lower student-teacher ratio

  • Expanded their physical space to accommodate double the number of students

  • Added new courses to include digital media arts, photography, painting, drawing, theatre program, music, and pet therapy

  • 395 clients served

  • 670 pieces of art and more than $15,000 in sales

  • 91% of those surveyed described increase in skills

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Related Reports:

Grant Outcomes Report