Painting entitled Mother by Khmer artist Nak Noy.

We exist to bring smiles into the world.

In everything we do, we try to connect.  The arts help shape personal and global culture.  They provide clues to tackle challenges and engage in improving the state of the world, whether in a small neighborhood or on a grand scale.  We trust in the potential of experience to elicit more empathy, birth new ideas, shift our perceptions and lead to action.  We understand that the role of art is to make discomfort more comfortable.

We create art and performance and use it to assist others, whether they are marginalized families or other artists struggling to do their work.

Since 1994, the Living Arts Corporation’s activities include :

  • 50 original theatrical performances
  • performances in over 500 schools around the nation
  • distribution 10,000 + books to rural children
  • supplied living and studio space to 15 visual artists
  • hosted 50 art exhibitions
  • provided grants for research and creative projects
  • entertained the public with 20 ft. puppets commissioned from Carnival artists in Trinidad, West Indies
  • partnered with major retail chains to deliver over $700,000 of home goods to marginalized families, veterans and people in crisis.

In 2015 we conceived of the Soul Shoe Project to assist in raising awareness and engagement to stop the silence around the fact that a child dies a violent death every 5 minutes.

In May of 2019, we came to Cambodia to listen and learn how we may of service to emerging arts, organizations and communities. We are launching a magazine to cover Cambodia’s contemporary art and culture scene called Magical Cambodia- a cultural rebirth.

We believe in the innate human desire to give.  100% of our proceeds go directly into our projects.

We are a small 501 (c)(3) charitable organization registered as The Mode Theatre Living Arts Corporation, DBA Living Arts Corporation.

Dear Lady, you need the whole world as your stage.  I wish I could bring you to my country to soothe the painful wounds of our land.  You are not just a great actress, you make miracles happen inside your audience.  You scared me to death with your power and reached inside of me into places I did not know existed.  I am still shaking from the experience.  In all my travels through your great country, it is you I will never forget.

Alexander Chezneki

Bosnia

If you have ever wondered what it is like to give back to the people who need it most, you should follow by the example of an expert.   Jinx Davis has mastered the art of true humanity in her works over the years and has been kind enough to include me in her work. Please take a look at this website, as it is not your ordinary work of programming. This site has soul, this site has feeling, this site will make you want to give back. There is nothing stopping you from being amazed.  Just sit back click the link and be inspired. Such an honor to be mentioned in the thoughts of a pulchritudinous woman with an even more remarkable heart.

Brandon Watkins

Houston, Texas

We believe in telling stories through all mediums – art, drama, dance, song and the written word. The power of telling your story allows you to transform the foreign into the familiar—making the unspeakable, speakable. Your narrative (and yours alone) can bring you awareness, closure and open new windows. Brene Brown stated it simply: Stories are the Data of our Soul.