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Our Mission

Our Mission

Dandelion Arts Collective advances and promotes health equity through performing arts practices. Using performing arts modalities, we support healthy interpersonal and community-level relationships, reduce adverse health injustices, and contribute to a larger culture of health in our local community. We hope to remove barriers to arts access for communities most targeted by structural inequities. We believe in the power of arts in public health to build equity and social connection, support childhood development, and foster advocacy and agency. In addition to the direct health benefits of arts participation, our organization utilizes the arts to advance health data, improve public health awareness and education, and foster structural and sociocultural changes to increase health.

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Our Vision

Our vision is a world where everyone has access to the healing power of the arts, regardless of their background or circumstances. We believe that the arts have the power to inspire positive change and to bring people together across differences. We envision a future where the arts are at the center of a more just and equitable society.

 

Our programming focuses on areas such as: 

-Mental health

-Child development

- Structural family support

- Social justice for intersections of historically marginalized populations (LGBTQIA+, people with disabilities etc.)

- Comprehensive, shame-free sexuality education

- And MORE! 

Artistic Statement

At Dandelion Arts collective, we acknowledge the existence of systemic racism, ableism, sexism, and other forms of oppression that create inequities across health care, education, wealth, and more. These intersections of injustice negatively affect all people; and yet, they most often harm people of the global majority, children, women, LGBTQIA+, and disabled folks.

Liberation from these systems takes conscious effort and understanding of their interconnections.

We recognize current deficits in our representation, equality, and power-sharing, as an organization.
Currently, our programming is only being offered in English with leadership and direction from white-presenting cis females and not representing our entire community.

We believe in the strengths of our community and humbly hope to contribute in the spirit of co-learning and cultural humility. We consciously build programming and work in equal partnership with the full range of the humans we aim to serve. We welcome and ask those from experiences different than our own to partner with us, provide guidance, and become part of our program.

Meet the Team

We are a team of arts educators and performers with over 20 consecutive years of training in youth arts education and social justice arts activism.

Program Accessibility Notes:
 

* Instruction in English
* Wheelchair Accessible Spaces
* A community welcoming all identities and abilities

 

Please connect for any assistance, including financial, to help eliminate restrictions that would prevent your ability to participate in our programs

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