Community

33%

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fear, stress and anxiety has been reduced in Art Feeds students since the disaster

100%

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students affected by various forms of disaster trauma

84%

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of students report Art Feeds class is their favorite part of the day (over recess and lunch- win!)

How Art Feeds Helps

Therapeutic art

We address the need of mental and emotional wellness in students through expression in all forms of art. Our curriculum provides a platform for verbal and non-verbal expression in a safe and caring environment.

Creative Education

Creativity is a coveted skill in our growing world. We prioritize creativity as a valuable skill in education. We encourage expression, creativity and art as staples in children’s everyday lives- to feed children’s creativity for an inspired future.

70% vs 30%

Of 100% of children who undergo a traumatic event, 70% will maintain mental and emotional wellness if consistently expressing themselves. We work to provide an outlet of expression for all students & locate the 30% of students who need extra help processing the trauma they have faced.

  • Ozark Center

    Ozark Center

    Art Feeds Educators are trained by Ozark Center mental health professionals specializing in child trauma. Ozark Center supports Art Feeds expression in schools. Art Feeds Joplin serves two Ozark Center entities, Turnaround Ranch and Bill and Virginia Leffen Center for Autism.

  • Joplin Public Library

    Joplin Public Library

    We collaborate with JPL to provide Art Feeds workshops to community kiddos on weekends and throughout the summer months. Also, we invite JPL to join us at workshops across the community to grow their JPL Summer Reading Programs.

  • Joplin Area Catholic Schools

    Joplin Area Catholic Schools

    We have worked with students attending St.Mary’s Elementary school and are paired with St.Peter’s Middle School and McAuley High School for youth volunteer opportunities.

  • Children's Haven

    Children's Haven

    Children’s Haven provides temporary shelter to area children in a safe, secure environment while their parents resolve a family crisis. Art Feeds Joplin works with the students every week to provide a healthy form of expression.

  • Joplin Schools

    Joplin Schools

    Art Feeds has partnered with each Joplin Schools elementary school to provide therapeutic art and creative education programs. Each school has participated in Art Feeds Mural Curriculum and created a mural for their school or the community!

  • Hometown Pediatrics

    Hometown Pediatrics

    We love to recognize our biggest cheerleaders and generous donors. Hometown Pediatrics is a 2017-2018 Art Feeds Joplin Palette Member– meaning they generously donated over $1,000 to Art Feeds Joplin in the 2017-2018 calendar year.

  • Eagle Picher

    Eagle Picher

    We love to recognize our biggest cheerleaders and generous donors. Eagle Picher is a 2017-2018 Art Feeds Joplin Palette Member– meaning they generously donated over $1,000 to Art Feeds Joplin in the 2017-2018 calendar year.

  • John and Vickie Cox

    We love to recognize our biggest cheerleaders and generous donors. John and Vickie Cox are 2017-2018 Art Feeds Joplin Palette Member– meaning they generously donated over $1,000 to Art Feeds Joplin in the 2017-2018 calendar year.

  • Harry and Erin Cornell

    We love to recognize our biggest cheerleaders and generous donors. Mr. and Mrs. Cornell are 2017-2018 Art Feeds Joplin Palette Member– meaning they generously donated over $1,000 to Art Feeds Joplin in the 2017-2018 calendar year.

  • Brian and Amy Ipsen

    We love to recognize our biggest cheerleaders and generous donors. Brian and Amy Ipsen are 2017-2018 Art Feeds Joplin Palette Member– meaning they generously donated over $1,000 to Art Feeds Joplin in the 2017-2018 calendar year.

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Frequently asked funding questions follow

  • Does Art Feeds have events outside of schools?
  • How do you provide your programs for free in schools and children's organizations?
  • What age ranges of children do you work with?
  • Do you paint murals?
  • Do you give art packs to students? What exactly is an art pack?
  • Why do you mostly work in schools and children's organizations?
  • Are you certified Art Therapists?