Driving up to Heartwood in the evening, you can see the large dance floor in Barbara’s room beautifully lit by the western sky. Inside a class for young children is coming to a close as they take turns exuberantly dancing across the floor. Out in the art building more children are drawing and painting, teenagers are sculpting and painting elaborate masks. Throughout the week teenagers through middle age adults and seniors take the opportunity to become immersed in movement and dance, and the joy of life.
One of the most important aspects of Heartwood is that classes are accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial circumstances. We do this by keeping class fees low and by offering financial aid to anyone who needs it.
The teachers, staff and volunteers of Heartwood are dedicated people who donate time, effort and money to make sure that Heartwood continues to provide arts programs in rural West Virginia.
Heartwood in the Hills’ mission is to provide an underserved rural population with a place to learn, heal and grow through programs in the arts. We offer two twelve-week after-school programs of classes in dance, visual arts, maskmaking and movement as well as public performances, workshops, theatre productions, private lessons, and consultations to individual students.
Heartwood’s 2015 budget: $28,824.00
Fundraising event: 34.23%
Program fees: 13.88%
How Heartwood spends some of its budget:
$40 pays a teacher to teach a 2-hour class
$140 pays the class fees for a scholarship student to attend 2 classes a week during a 12-week program
$335 pays the part-time staff of three to keep Heartwood running smoothly for one week
Heartwood Current Funders
Heartwood in the Hills is supported by David Freshwater, the Dunn Family Foundation, Parkersburg Area Community Foundation and the generosity of individual donors and businesses
Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, West Virginia Commission on the Arts, West Virginia Division of Culture and History, Robert H. Mollohan Family Foundation, The Seattle Foundation-Cranium, U.S. Department of Justice, 20th Century Learning Grant - Lights On!, Calhoun County Family Resource Network Transportation Grant.
A SIMPLE WAY TO DONATE TO HEARTWOOD IN THE HILLS
If you have an Amazon account and you love Heartwood and would like to donate to the programs of our non-profit school for the arts, you can now do so through AmazonSmile.
Following the link below to sign up! Thank you in advance. http://smile.amazon.com/ch/31-1108219
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