At Interact we focus on possibilities, not disabilities. You do not have to be an accomplished artist to join our community. Rather, we look for individuals who are highly motivated to grow their artistic skills in a creative environment.
Our staff are professional and practicing artists themselves, who are equipped to mentor you in ways that maximize your artistic pursuits, as well as provide excellent support for your health and safety needs.
In order to reach your full potential, we require a commitment of at least three days per week. In Performing Arts, three days of attendance must include Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Please note that due to the center’s spacing and staffing ratios, Interact Center is not prepared to accept artists with a history of severe physical aggression toward others or artists that require a consistent in-person staffing ratio during the day of 1:1 – 1:4. Interact Center does not have lifts available, so artists admitted must maintain a degree of independence, including being able to self-transfer when toileting.
The Admission Process for Potential Clients:
Performing Arts Open House Calendar
Visual Arts Open House Calendar
Thursday, February 29, 2024 — Sign Up
Attend a Zoom screening with the Department Manager and a Designated Coordinator. During the initial screening, Interact program specifics will be discussed and applicants should come prepared to discuss their motivation in wanting to join. Please note that Interact limits admissions to those individuals with a clear motivation to pursue art/theater in a professional manner.
Based on the initial screening, an artist may be invited to participate in an experience day at the center. This experience day gives the applicant an opportunity to participate fully in a day of programming before committing. Interact staff will also have the day to assess and work with the applicant to ensure the program has adequate supports and will be a good program fit. Applicants will be required to pay a $65 nonrefundable fee when scheduling the experience day. Please speak with the Department Manager for scholarship opportunities if this fee is burdensome.
If the experience day is successful, an intake meeting with the full support team will be scheduled and completed for those artists accepted into the program.
After the intake meeting, the artist can start attending!