The Company’s mission is to improve the quality of life for residents of nursing homes through regular interaction with professional artists trained in music and theater. The residents are typically unable to leave their facilities to attend “live” musical or theatrical performances. As a result many residents do not have access to a vibrant social support system to satisfy their emotional needs.
Unfortunately, many such seniors become lonely and depressed. Music and theatre have long been viewed as powerful forms of expression which can elevate depression symptoms. When coupled with the social aspect of visitation from these artists, the approach can be particularly beneficial and uplifting to the residents of nursing homes.
The company plans to accomplish this mission by identifying, scheduling and coordinating interactive musical and theater programs at the nursing homes. In order to match-up a potential performer with an appropriate facility, the Board will work with management of the facilities. The performers will be compensated for their services.
Joy through Art Foundation believes that it’s objectives will bring the joy of music and theater to nursing home residents who would not otherwise have exposure to the arts and who are not otherwise able to maintain a social network outside of the facility in which they reside.
Raising of Funds
Performers will be paid through funds raised by the efforts of Board Members, through procurement of state grants, scheduling of benefit shows, and by appearances of celebrities on talk shows, and through any and all donors who believe in our mission. Joy through Art Foundation, Inc. is a public charity, tax exempt through a 501C-3 non-profit status under the Federal Government.