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Thank You to our Inaugural Gala Sponsors, Supporters, and Donors

Ryan Family
Thank You Mrs. Deborah Ryan!

Elite Dental Studio
Thank You Dr. K T Dao!

Bronze Sponsors

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Event & Silent Auction Donors

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Platinum Donors

Thank You Blackwood Family, Darrow Family, and Simpson Family!

We Are
The Voice Project

We've already made a huge difference for more than 20,000 women

About the Project

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The Hard Truth

Annual Report

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Nataliya Tkachuk
Attorney

Nataliya Tkachuk is a Ukrainian attorney, choreographer, model, director, and yoga practitioner. More than a triple threat, Nataliya works as a Corporate Restructuring and Tax Liability Attorney when she is not teaching Yoga, Ballet, Contemporary dance, or creating and directing Screendance. Nataliya holds an Ashtanga yoga certification and practices globally as well as has studied in India. She has taught dance and presented choreography internationally as well as having choreographed on the Kyiv Ballet. Nataliya holds a Masters of Arts from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, England.

REFUGEES, INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS, ASYLUM SEEKERS, AND INDIVIDUALS IMPACTED BY WAR, VIOLENCE, CONFLICT, AND HUMANITARIAN CRISIS 

THE NEED: 

274

MILLION

Individuals in need of humanitarian assistance and protection in 2022

Source: OCHA

82+

MILLION

More than 82.4 million people were forcibly displaced by the end of 2020

Source: UNHCR_1

35

MILLION

An estimated 42% of the 82.4 million forcibly displaced are children under 18 years old

Source: UNHCR_2

5

MILLION

As of May 1st 2022, more than 5 million individuals have fled Ukraine and over 10 million have been displaced by war

Source: NPR

ASF-NGO

In solidarity with Ukraine

OUR SOLUTION: ACCESSIBLE ARTS OUTREACH

  • Dance, Music, & Theatre Workshops & Masterclasses

  • ​Community Performance Opportunities

  • Imagination & Improvisation Labs

  • Creativity & Composition Classes

  • Multi-generational Learning Experiences

Classes and workshops include

Creative Movement, Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary dance; dramatic interpretation, readings, Shakespeare, improvisation, and Physical Theatre; and rhythm, melody, meter, dynamics, instrumentation, and voice.

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OVERLOOK: HUMANITARIAN OUTREACH 2022

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2 Countries

 

So far, ASF NGO has provided humanitarian outreach to individuals and families impacted by the Russian Ukraine war in Poland and in Ukraine.

 

4 Locations

 

From humanitarian aid centers to makeshift air raid shelters, ASF NGO has taught, performed, and provided outreach and entertainment in cities including Warsaw and Przemyśl, Poland and in L'viv, Ukraine.

 

745 Participants

 

This projection denotes confirmed children and adult participants, with the potential the number above should be doubled. Accurate head counts are not always possible in situations of conflict and crisis.

OUR RESPONSE: SOLUTION-BASED PROGRAMMING

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OUTREACH

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EDUCATION

HUMANITARIAN OUTREACH

Free dance, music, and theatre classes and workshops and free performances and shows for individuals of all ages in areas affected by war, violence, conflict, and humanitarian crisis. We are currently serving individuals and families in Poland and Ukraine impacted by the Russian Ukraine war.

Pictured: Humanitarian aid center housing Ukrainian refugees, 2022

 

COMMUNITY ARTS EDUCATION

Free and low-cost in-school scholastic enhancement programs for ages 5-18 that aim to make the performing arts accessible through classes, workshops, performances, and labs designed to enrich imagination and engagement. 

Pictured: Founder Katie Burks with students of Warsaw Ukrainian School, Warsaw 2022

 

OVERLOOK: HUMANITARIAN OUTREACH 2022

2 Countries
 

So far, ASF NGO has provided humanitarian outreach to individuals and families impacted by the Russian Ukraine war in Poland and in Ukraine.

4 Locations
 

From humanitarian aid centers to makeshift air raid shelters, ASF NGO has taught, performed, and provided outreach and entertainment in cities including Warsaw and Przemyśl, Poland and in L'viv, Ukraine.

745 Workshop Participants
 

This projection denotes confirmed children and adult participants, with the potential the number above should be doubled. Accurate head counts are not always possible in situations of conflict and crisis.

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Humanitarian Aid Center Performance, Warsaw, Poland 2022

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Help ASF NGO return to Poland and Ukraine in 2023

Our Impact

Present

February - May 2023

November 2022

June - August 2022

April 2022

RAISE program benefitting economically disparaged youth in greater North Texas + GALA

ASF's second humanitarian outreach serving Ukrainian, Belarusian, and (defected) Russian refugees and displaced persons in Poland in Ukraine brought dance, music, and theatrical classes and workshops to over 1,000 participants across 7 locations

Our local, Texas community came together in benefit of ASF to help gear up for 2023's outreach.

ASF's first humanitarian outreach endeavor benefitting Ukrainian, Belarusian, and (defected) Russian refugees and displaced persons brings dance, music, and theatrical workshops and classes to over 745 participants and performances across 4 locations in Poland and Ukraine.

Artists Sans Frontières is incorporated as a Texas nonprofit corporation under federal code 

Our Core Values

Accessibility

ASF-NGO believes the performing arts extend beyond the stage into areas of war, conflict, and humanitarian crisis.

Collaboration

We believe collaboration builds community. We treasure the act of coming together as sacred and we prioritize teamwork. We work to facilitate collaborations with partners, individuals, churches, refugee camps, and more in order to provide the greatest and most efficient performing arts outreach.

 

Courage

We believe it takes courage to serve the courageous. Our team pledges to reciprocate the strength, bravery, and fortitude presented by the millions of individuals displaced and uprooted from their homes in times of war, conflict, and crisis.

 

Creativity

From the ability to facilitate unexpected surprises to surpassing the anticipated or expected, we value the product of creative thinking and prioritize its use in all aspects of our organization, be they administrative strategies or in-the-field outreach.

 

Integrity

We hold ourselves at the highest standards of excellence which require accountability, honesty, and competency at all times - not only to the individuals we serve, but also to each other and our team, to our mission, to our donors, and to the public. Our relationships are founded and fostered on trust, loyalty, and following through on every commitment.

 

Respect

Disrespect is not tolerated; we respect the needs, values, and traditions of the individuals, communities, and cultures we serve. ASF-NGO recognizes that our success depends on the active involvement of individuals and partners whose livelihoods are linked to the geographic areas in which we seek to provide outreach.

 

Transparency

This is not a performance. We aim to be open, honest, and forward about all aspects of our organization from administration to on-the-ground operations.

We use dance, music, and theatre
to provide mental and emotional stability. 

We use the performing arts to support the integral recovery and resolution phase of disaster relief and humanitarian aid. In situations of disaster and distress, providing food, water, and shelter only solves physical aid. That's why ASF steps in to provide emotional aid and support.

Be it in war zones or our own backyard, our performing arts outreach, enrichment, and entertainment has proven to put smiles on faces even in the most difficult circumstances.

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Here’s How You Can Help

Donate Funds

Your generous support brings supplies to children and families in shelters, houses and feeds volunteers, and provides space for classes, workshops, labs, and performances.

Donate Space

FOR CLASSES:

We are currently coordinating with shelters, churches, warehouses, and staging areas housing refugees in order to provide performing arts classes, labs, and workshops. If you would like to donate space that could accommodate a performing arts workshop, please contact us below.

FOR VOLUNTEERS:

We work hard to coordinate housing and feeding our team so that we do not add to the burden of those in need of a place to sleep and a meal to eat in areas of disaster. The graciousness of others offering spare bedrooms, couches, and floors so that our creatives can teach, share, and inspire is overwhelming. If you would like to house a volunteer, please contact us below.

Donate Time: Volunteer

Interested in joining Team ASF-NGO? We would love to hear from you. Please send your resume / CV, a biography, and links to your website(s) and social media profile(s) through the contact form below. 

Please note: All volunteers must pass a background check, drug screening test, and Board evaluation in order to receive an invitation for training to teach classes / labs / workshops in the field. 

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By Mail

Artists Sans Frontières

5955 Alpha Rd #1348
Dallas, TX 75240

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Join us for a swanky and fun evening full of live performances, dinner, beverages, a silent auction, a cash raffle, and dancing!

Proceeds from our Inaugural Gala will support our mission by providing dance, music, and theatrical classes, workshops and performances.

For more event information, please click the link above.  

For questions regarding the event or event registration,

please contact us via email at events@asf-ngo.org.

Thank You to our Inaugural Gala Sponsors, Supporters, and Donors

Ryan Family
Thank You Mrs. Deborah Ryan!

Elite Dental Studio
Thank You Dr. K T Dao!

Bronze Sponsors

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Event & Silent Auction Donors

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Platinum Donors

Thank You Blackwood Family, Darrow Family, and Simpson Family!

OVERLOOK: HUMANITARIAN OUTREACH

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Global Reach

From humanitarian aid centers to schools, orphanages, hospitals, senior care centers, and even makeshift air-raid shelters, our performing arts programs reach all.

1,000+ Participants*

In ASF's first year of operation, over 1,000* children and adults participated in dance, music, and theatrical workshops, classes, and performance opportunities.

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3+ Countries

Our operations in Poland and Ukraine have served Ukrainian, Belarusian, and (defected) Russian refugees in over 7 cities including Warsaw and Jarosław, Poland and Львів (L’viv), Ukraine.

*Accurate head counts are not always possible in situations of conflict and crisis, and capturing video and photographs to assist confirmation is often not permitted.
We estimate our impact to be around 1500, but can confirm 1,000 smiles via authorized captured media. 

274

MILLION

Individuals in need of humanitarian assistance and protection globally in 2022

Source: OCHA

82+

MILLION

More than 82.4 million people were forcibly displaced by the end of 2020

Source: UNHCR_1

 125

BILLION

$

In total damages incl. 178,00+ homes destroyed and 100+ lives lost by Hurricane Harvey (Texas, 2017). 

Source: Texas.gov

49%

TEXANS

OF

Reported economic damage and negative effects as a direct result of Winter Storm Uri, 2021.

OUR RESPONSE:

SOLUTION-BASED PROGRAMMING

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OUTREACH

HUMANITARIAN OUTREACH

Free dance, music, and theatre classes and workshops and free performances and shows for individuals of all ages in areas impacted by war, violence, natural disaster, and humanitarian crisis. Our largest and ongoing humanitarian outreach program serves individuals and families impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Pictured: Humanitarian aid center housing Ukrainian refugees, 2022

 

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EDUCATION

COMMUNITY ARTS EDUCATION

Free and low-cost dance, music, and theatre classes, workshops, performances, and labs designed to enrich imagination and engagement. Our Community Arts Education program is currently focused on increasing performing arts accessibility to children ages 5-18 impacted by economic disparity in Greater North-Texas.

Pictured: Founder Katie Burks with students of Warsaw Ukrainian School, Warsaw 2022

 

THE NEED:

Global

REFUGEES, DISPLACED PERSONS, ASYLUM SEEKERS, FAMILIES, AND INDIVIDUALS IMPACTED BY WAR, VIOLENCE, AND HUMANITARIAN DISASTER

Local

YOUTH, FAMILIES, AND INDIVIDUALS IMPACTED BY NATURAL DISASTERS AND ECONOMIC DISPARITY

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