Midland Business Alliance
- Art Instruction
Since its inception, Creative 360 has offered a wide variety of classes, workshops and events for all ages and populations. Our offerings have grown to include those with special needs, individuals with disabilities, older adults, people in recovery, veterans, at-risk teens, and gifted and talented youth. Through collaboration with local schools, universities, assisted care facilities, youth groups, service clubs, human-services agencies and other nonprofits we tailor programs that give students and residents greater exposure to the creative arts and humanities.
Express Yourself Artshop is the result of such collaboration. Creative 360 worked with several local agencies to open Express Yourself Artshop, a crucial inclusive arts program for people with varying abilities. Express Yourself Artshop offers over 35 different art, music, drama, dance and wellness classes for more than 175 participants, many of whom have Community Living Support (CLS funding from CMHCM). Our full time program director, Allise Noble manages 12 outstanding art instructors and numerous volunteers.
Activities at Creative 360 are supported in part by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, Midland Area Community Foundation and the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation.
Vision: We envision a world in which creativity is integral to every life and its value is recognized.
Mission: To create environments that allow people of all ages and abilities to experience the creative process, and to enhance physical, mental and spiritual wellness through the arts and humanities.
* Inclusiveness – No matter your age, gender, race, beliefs, skills or life circumstances, you are welcome at Creative 360 and are free to be yourself.
* Creativity – We believe that imagination and free expression are essential to any person’s life. We see creativity not as a finished product, but a journey of discovery, so we provide a non-judgmental atmosphere where all work is treasured.
* Respect – We respect not only people, but also ideas. We are open to new and non-traditional programming. We believe in the power of saying “yes”.
* Community – We believe that unity and compassion are components of a strong society. We work to bring people together.