Applause and Gratitude
to our festival Sponsors
TAO Needs Your Financial Support
The needs for music and arts in shelters, nursing homes, hospitals has never been greater. TAO has a waiting list of artists wanting to serve, and locations wanting to receive our services. There is also a huge need to educate healthcare providers on the benefits of arts in health settings, and to train artists on effective, interactive approaches to creative arts programs for persons with special needs. Won’t you please help us? Feel free to call us any time.
Tidewater Arts Outreach is a nonprofit organization founded in 2003 to bring music and arts to hospitals, retirement homes, rehabilitation centers, homeless shelters, and other facilities throughout Hampton Roads.
These performances and programs promote human interaction, happiness, and healing for people who have limited access to the arts because of health, economic, or social circumstances.
The benefits of arts in healthcare are many:
In 2008, more than 4,400 people were reached through 179 Tidewater Arts Outreach programs. In 2009, more than 5,300 people were reached through 230 TAO programs, and 237 artists were involved. In Fiscal Year 2010, 7,700 people were reached through 250 TAO programs.
Tidewater Arts Outreach supports the spirit of empathy and caring in the music and arts community, and hundreds of artists participate each year.
The TAO story — The value of the
Tidewater Arts Outreach received support from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation in 2009 that allowed us to move out of home offices and into a central, professional location in Ghent. A second grant award to TAO in 2011 is helping us Build Excellence through a consultancy with The Curtis Group. We are grateful to the Hampton Roads Community Foundation for making this consultancy possible.
Click here for the Hampton Roads Community Foundation video on TAO.
For their annual report story about our work, please click here.
You can give to TAO through United Way
Tidewater Arts Outreach is a write-in agency for the United Way annual workplace campaign and the in Hampton Roads (Southside and Peninsula). Simply write us in on the “designation” line, and you can contribute any portion of your workplace pledge to go toward our work with seniors and others who have special needs. Your support is needed and appreciated. Thank you!
TAO is also listed in the Combined Federal Campaign, Agency # 28281. Thank you for your gift!
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Tidewater Arts Outreach is a 501c(3) Virginia not-for-profit corporation, Tax ID 68-0583526.