CT Inclusive Arts

CT Inclusive Arts presents LIVE ART

Innovative, inclusive arts education to inspire the community and to develop students into creative and compassionate future leaders.

Photo Courtesy of Martin Montgomery

Photo Courtesy of Martin Montgomery

LIVE ART was designed to dissolve barriers between youth with disabilities and typically developing students in an integrated performing and visual arts education program rooted in C.A.R.E. : a curriculum that cultivates compassion, acceptance, respect and empathy.

And while half of the youth in each LIVE ART class has a physical disability or special need, all involved participate based upon a passion for music and performing art!

LIVE ART programing culminates annually in a major public performance that also features community and nationally recognized professional artists who volunteer their time and who contribute to an unforgettable performance experience for students and for the broader community.

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Our Mission

CT Inclusive Arts strives to profoundly influence youth of all abilities and the Greater Hartford community through LIVE ART, an inclusive performing and visual arts education program that culminates in a major public performance.

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Bringing LIVE ART to CT!


We are grateful for gifts of any amount and are especially pleased to announce that anyone who contributes $500 or more this year will be recognized as a LIVE ART CT Founding Patron

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SPARC's leadership team supporting our efforts to replicate LIVE ART includes Erin Thomas-Foley, Creator of LIVE ART & Senior Director of Education; Ryan Ripperton, Executive Director; and Candace Mraz, Senior Director of Development.


CT Inclusive Arts LIVE ART CT Program Director is Jane Woodcox, Artistic Director, Erica LuBonta of the Complete Actor Studio. Our Steering Committee includes Susan Hoffman, Robert Reader, KC Beauregard, Jennifer Crooks Carpenter, Julie Sharp, Mark Woodcox. With additional community advisors: Margie Glick and Penelope Sanborn.


May 2019

“LIVE ART was developed not only to profoundly influence the lives of those in the program, but also to inspire the larger community to come together to embrace inclusion ”

Jane Woodcox / Read Full Article



Get Involved

We need YOU to help us take the next steps to make LIVE ART CT a reality.


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Interested in being a participant, a student, a teacher, a production assistant?

Volunteer opportunities

We couldn’t do it without an amazing task force of volunteers.

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