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ACT’s Arts for All Festival, scheduled for April 29 this year, pairs students with disabilities and general education students who participate in arts workshops for hand-on learning and fun.

This past year was filled with fun and creativity for ACT-GT artists, teachers and leaders. Thank you so much for your support, your time and your inspiration.


Teacher Donna Novak sums up the ACT-GT benefits nicely: “Our eight Traverse City High School students had a blast … they are still smiling about their experiences.”


Last year’s “January Jump Start” effort raised much-needed funds that allowed us to increase workshops, classes, Kids on the Block presentations and adult programs.

We had an enormous presence at this year’s National Cherry Festival, enjoyed a Halloween party and the Festival of Trees and we’ve grown our collaborations throughout the community, partnering with educators, businesses and schools.

In all, more than 3,000 people with disabilities benefitted from ACT-GT.

We never could have done it without you.


“ACT is not only a difference-making program, it is run by first-class people who have rock-solid reputations in our community,” said Nick Edson, of Cherryland Electric Cooperative.


We’re heading into 2015 with more plans, more ideas and more fun in store. But we need your continued support. Every dollar you contribute to ACT-GT goes toward programming for people with disabilities.

Whether it’s Start with the Arts for preschool-aged children, Express Diversity for elementary-age students, Creative Challenges for people of all abilities and age levels, our popular Art Escapes workshops held in local school districts, or our drop-in art class for adults with disabilities, we continue to enrich the lives of people throughout the region.


Volunteer artist Christie Avery shares a great philosophy: “The more outlets people have in creativity and experience in life, it’s better for them and it’s better for people around them.”


We always need you, our partners, as we grow, create and involve our community. Please consider a tax-deductible donation.

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