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The primary mission of Able ARTS Work is to provide lifelong learning, community service and vocational opportunities through the creative arts for people of all abilities and all ages in an environment of warmth, encouragement and inclusion. Able ARTS Work provides unique development opportunities to all participating staff, students and partnering community members, together we grow.


Love Before Learning. Learn for Life.

Core Values

Love, Partnership, Creativity, Opportunity,

Progressive, Integrity, Stewardship, Ability

We value the person first.

We value sharing experiences, building community and forging an inclusive society.

We value the creative arts as a vital tool to liberate and transform lives.

Through acceptance, encouragement and empowerment, we provide unique opportunities for growth and self-expression.

We are dedicated to always moving forward to best serve the needs of our community and to break down barriers of stigma.

We celebrate and support unique ability and contribution

We are honest and ethical in our leadership, influence and service delivery

We are committed to respectfully managing our resources.


We believe all people…

…,regardless of functional capability, have a right and responsibility, to contribute to the well being of their community and have a vocation of their choosing.

…should have access to an informed and supportive community, which must play a vital role in removing the barriers to full involvement and inclusion.

…should have access to the expressive arts in vocation, education, leisure, health and wellness.

…have the right to express and practice their cultural and artistic heritage.

We believe all people regardless of functional capability should be treated with dignity and respect, thus our philosophy and mission...

Love Before Learning. Learn for Life.

Cultural Equity Statement

Able ARTS Work supports a full creative life for all and upholds standards and practices that value the contributions of a diverse community.