We exist to bring smiles into the world.
In everything we do, we try to connect. The arts help shape personal and global culture. They provide clues to tackle challenges and engage in improving the state of the world, whether in a small neighborhood or on a grand scale. We trust in the potential of experience to elicit more empathy, birth new ideas, shift our perceptions and lead to action. We understand that the role of art is to make discomfort more comfortable.
We create art and performance and use it to assist others, whether they be homeless veterans, marginalized families or other artists struggling to do their work.
Since 1994, the Living Arts Corporation has produced 50 original theatrical performances, performed in over 500 schools around the nation, distributed 10,000 + books to rural children, supplied living and studio space to 15 visual artists, hosted 50 art exhibitions, provided grants for research and creative projects, entertained the public with 20 ft. puppets commissioned from Carnival artists in Trinidad, West Indies, and partnered with major retail chains to deliver over $600,000 of home goods to marginalized families, veterans and people in crisis. In 2015 we conceived of the Soul Shoe Project to assist in raising awareness and engagement to stop the silence around the fact that a child dies a violent death every 5 minutes.
We believe in the innate human desire to give. 100% of our proceeds go directly into our projects.
We are a small 501 (c)(3) charitable organization registered as The Mode Theatre Living Arts Corporation, DBA Living Arts Corporation.