ARTIST AND ENTREPRENEUR

AS AN ARTIST ENTREPRENEUR  I would like to share with you my work as an entrepreneur in the arts where, for last 18 years I have had to the joy of owning and running all operations of a business in the arts called Art InDeed Wellness through Creativity!  (click to view Art InDeed website) This work has been a labor of love and a spectacular DREAM COME TRUE.  I founded this company in 2005, it has evolved miraculously within these years even experiencing a pandemic!  Studio programs are focused on online programming a this time and I am developing and growing Danah Grace Art my online gallery and store. During the development of Art Indeed-Wellness Through Creativity myself and my team developed arts programs, delivered and implemented them in various community-based settings. My practice focuses on the PROCESS of art-making and engaging creativity for self-discovery, self-care, developing artistic skills and healing. At Art Indeed I use of the elements of art and design in an intuitive way -  exploring the creative "now."  Our programs not only increase the artistic and creative skills of  learners, increase access to the arts, but also build pride in accomplishment and inspire hope! I believe the creative process gives voice and form to intrinsic concepts. It promotes a feeling of renewal and pride in accomplishment, and it builds connection to: self, others, the environment and the community. It is a truly, wonderfully engaging creative adventure for anyone who participates in our programs!   Over the years I have witnessed how imagination and creativity can engage and inspire and heal people and communities.  I believe that the creative process is not only an exploration of themes and technical processes, but also an opportunity for personal self expression, transformation and, community revival. Creativity is natural! It is instinctive and innate. The art-making process is full of joy, surprise, invention and fun. Through Art InDeed my company has served over 50 businesses and organizations in the Windsor-Essex County area and Ontario and served hundreds of individuals and families - bringing the joy of art-making and the healing power of creative self-expression to our world.

AS THE FOUNDER OF A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS IN THE ARTS:I believe I came to this type of work because of my life learnings, my instinct and passion to create, my gift of intuition, and my drive to connect and build community. Art InDeed has allowed me to partner with many organizations and work with a variety of populations.   

Among the many businesses and organizations served in our community a few of my major developments were creating and implementing on-going Art Programs at: The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County, The Alzhiemer’s Society of Windsor and Essex County, Maryvale Children’s Services, The Children’s Aid of Windsor And Essex County, Extendicare Senior's Residence, and The House of Sophrosyne Addiction Recovery Centre. 

A few of my fondest experiences with Art InDeed was developing and implementing the Expressive Art Program at Maryvale Children’s Services. Maryvale is a mental health treatment centre for children and adolescents. During this time, I worked with children and teens who, for a many reasons, were in serious emotional or psychological distress, and were not coping well emotionally and mentally. Some of the children were highly anxious, depressed, suicidal, feeling worthless and hopeless.  Some of them lost their willingness to care about others. Some of them were dealing with debilitating learning disabilities.  Not only did this experience prepare me for specializing in private work in my studio over the years but it allowed me to meet and work with some of the most talented, kind and inspiring children and teens.  The Family Access staff there were authentic, caring, competent; all of them upheld a genuine care for the well-being of all children and teens of many backgrounds.  I pioneered a treasured and one-of-a-kind program known as “Art Cart.” Art Cart is offered at Children’s Aid of Windsor and Essex County.  Art Cart is facilitated by members of the Art InDeed staff and engage with families of children in foster or kinship care. Stocked with art supplies, the “Art Cart” offers fun, healing and creative activities while touring the facility where families reunite!! Highlighting this project and initiative is close to my heart as it is to improve the well-being of children and families.

I expanded beyond the Windsor-Essex County and have trained employees at Hospice in Sarnia and the Include Program in Cornwall, Ontario in the methods of "meaningful art-making" using the process of art making for fun, healing and skill development. 

MORE ABOUT ENTREPRENEUR DANAH! Danah Grace Art

Danah is also known for her artistic practice and developments as an Intuitive Artist. Danah has created an original intuitive method she calls ColourPLAY. It is an artistic practice in what she calls the Art of Allowing!  a playful and powerful method for expanding ones capacity to enjoy, discover and explore the creative process while experiencing relaxation, inspiration and revelation in the creative moment. Combining all of her gifts and talents, Danah has worked within community-based organizations for over 22 years and has worked with over 50 organizations in the Windsor area, thousands of individuals - bringing the joy of art-making and the healing power of creativity to community through her company Art InDeed. 

Danah is a professional Artist and Expressive Arts Practitioner. She is a Healer through Art, a Trainer and Educator, and a powerful Intuitive. She is a published, award-winning artist, the founder, owner and Director of Art InDeed- Wellness Through Creativity.  (For more information about about Art InDeed - Wellness Through Creativity visit:   www.art-indeed.com   Danah is a graduate of the University of Windsor with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Multicultural Studies. She earned her Post-Graduate Certificate in Expressive Arts from the Haliburton School of Arts. Danah is known for her many successes in community arts work, particularly in Windsor Ontario, but is chiefly known for developing an innovative Wellness Through Creativity program for children, teens, adults, seniors and community professionals through her business Art InDeed- Wellness Through Creativity.    

DANAH'S INSPIRING BEGINNINGS: Danah began her career in Windsor working for community –based organizations serving new immigrants and refugees. While working at The Multicultural Council Danah pioneered the first ever Immigrant Women's Swimming Program this program became an award-winning program. She also worked at Windsor Women Working with Immigrant Women, The United Way and The Sandwich Community Health Centre. In her early years she worked on a province-wide, youth-led project  called "VALIDITY" - a project supporting the mental health of young women at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health for two years then she launched and began building her company Art InDeed. She has been growing it for the last 15 years. In 2019, Danah sold her home/studio in Windsor and currently lives in Kingsville, Ontario. "I brought Art Indeed with me, of course! I am currently managing the business and Community Programs are still active in Windsor, Essex where Art InDeed staff implement programs. 


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