OUR MISSION: To give adults living with disabilities the opportunity to practice and explore their creative "possAbilities," earn income, and increase personal independence through the arts. OUR CORE VALUES: Kindness, empathy, acceptance, respect, fun, hard work, and oh yeah... spontaneity!
OUR FOUNDING BELIEF: We believe all people are created equal, and every human being has a broad spectrum of socially valuable abilities. By practicing the arts, we know amazing possAbilities will be discovered, and more beauty will grace our world.
Here's how we'll turn creativity into greater independence
INTOWISHIN’ ARTS ACADEMIES: Art Educators, working professional artists, along with interested volunteers host sessions to create art, writing, and even music. Some of the work created from these sessions will be juried and selected for reproduction, publication, and sale on the IntoWishin’ Arts online stores.
OPEN ARTISTS SUBMISSIONS: Parents, arts organizations, art educators, special education teachers, and nonprofit professionals working with people of all possabilities encourage and assist artists to submit SEASONALLY THEMED artwork for reproduction, publication and sale on IntoWishin’ Arts online stores.
ONLINE STORES: Possabilitees.com: Online original t-shirt store (launching 2018) Printed T-shirts • Embroidered beanies • Embroidered caps
IntoWishinArts.com: Online gallery where images can be purchased and reproduced on a variety of products. (Late2018) Art prints & posters • Greeting cards • Stationary • Gift wrap • Jewelry • Fashion • Household accessories • Children’s books
ARTIST COMPENSATION: We're in business to create financial opportunities and independence for creative individuals living with physical, cognitive and emotional challenges. ALL ORIGINAL ARTISTS, MENTORS and SUPPORTING NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS will receive above-industry-standard royalties for their original work, as well as work created jointly in our workshops. In addition, 10% of all company profits will be directed to partnering non-profit organizations creating even more art activities for the disability community.
PARTNERSHIPS: We will explore corporate, retail, and non-profit partnerships for publication and distribution of IntoWishin' Arts products. If you are a retailer, corporation, corporate foundation, or nonprofit and would like information about partnerships, please contact us today. Just press the button below.
We're applying to be a Benefit Corporation and plan to be structured for sustainability and social good. A B-Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to food products. B-Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B-Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
What People Are Saying
"My husband was invited to participate in what I thought was just a social group painting activity. After talking to IntoWishin' Arts organizers, I realized their vision was so much more than that. What a fantastic business idea."