What we are all about
Welcome to the home of the Be An Artist Program. You'll find everything you need to learn how we use songwriting to help students — of all ages, in schools large and small, near and far — realize their innate creativity. We're committed to expanding our reach, our fundraising, even our international scope. And we’re starting right here. Have a question? Let us know. In the meantime, please visit Darden's website to learn about his work as a songwriter and musician.
How to support the program
Students and teachers aren’t the only ones who love the Be An Artist Program. Our patrons, donors and supporters are enthusiastic participants as well. The program gratefully relies on generous individual and community support to help bring the program to as many schools as possible. Would you like to host a fundraiser or other event? Talk about a corporate sponsorship? Make an individual donation? Please contact us to find out how. Be An Artist Inc. is registered as a nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation.
Creativity at another level
What works in the classroom works far beyond it too. The philosophy of the Be An Artist Program — the pursuit of a creative, productive life — is perfectly suited for the corporate setting. Darden has adapted the program to work with managers on corporate retreats, U.S. combat soldiers transitioning to civilian life and entrepreneurs at business schools. It’s been used for conflict resolution and cultural bond-building. Find out how the Be An Artist Program can help your people improve personally and professionally.