Humanitarian Resource Institute 
United Nations Arts Initiative
Arts Integration Into Education
"Promoting the arts as a vehicle for solution oriented strategic
planning and development across the globe."

Humanitarian, writer, composer, artist H-II: Stephen Michael Apatow cuts to the heart of emotions and intensity of life on the fast track.  2010 marked 20 years of dedication to humanitarian relief efforts and policy development as founder of the nonprofit organization Humanitarian Resource Institute.  In the late 2000's, his work as an artist/publisher with American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and Country Music Association, dance educator, founder/director of the International Dancescience Development Program he developed the HRI "Arts Integration Into Education" initiative that is today known as the United Nations Arts Initiative. The mission, utilizing artists, who have the innovation, creativity and a connection with the grassroots level as a bridge, to lead U.S. and international humanitarian relief efforts and policy development.

Medical, Veterinary, Legal and Performing "Arts Integration Into Education," through the "United Nations Arts Initiative" provides a unique opportunity for members of the arts community  to impact prioritized humanitarian emergencies and relief operations across the globe.   Efforts to "Bridge Unmet Needs to Untapped Resources," includes participation  with strategic planning, critical analysis, expert think tank development for background discussions, peer reviewed data compilation and communications that engage decision makers and target audiences on the grassroots level in 193 United Nations member countries.

Humanitarian Resource Institute education and policy initiatives (HRI:IDIN) reach:

  • newspaper, radio and television, corporate, intergovernmental, non-governmental, United Nations, community action and interfaith organizations in approximately 195 countries.  
  • grassroots networks (household level), corporate, municipal, state and federal government, community action and interfaith organizations in approximately 3100 United States Counties.

Artists, you have a voice, let it be heard.

For additional information, contact:

Stephen M. Apatow
Founder, Director of Research & Development
Humanitarian Resource Institute (UN:NGO:DESA)

United Nations Arts Initiative
Phone: (203) 668-0282
Internet: www.unarts.org
Email: s.m.apatow@unarts.org
Facebook: unarts

Founder, International Dancescience Development Program
Faculty: Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts
Internet: www.edancescience.org
Facebook: edancescience

Nominated: International Dance Council (UNESCO)

BalletEquestria: Rider & Equine Development Programs
Internet: www.balletequestria.org

It's always important to keep your eyes on the big picture.
-- Planet Earth (YouTube: 1080p HD), Robert Revol.

Leadership development begins with a support system, that helps all team members reach their potential, focusing on their gifts, talents and capabilities. The purpose is not exploitation, but functional benefit for the mission of the team. This requires a fine balance between the need for tunnel vision during execution of a mission and capabilities that support stability, health, happiness and prosperity in the bigger picture of life. Though paradoxical, the objective is a team of leaders. -- Leadership Development: Achieving The Impossible

Revival: Motivational Video
Unstoppable - Motivational Video
Harness the Power: Motivational Teamwork Montage
Why Do We Fall... In Order To Rise - Motivational Video
Life is Awesome: Let your light shine through
Vision: Fail Forward
The Fire:
Darkness on the Edge of Power

In TheSpotlight:

4 July 2014 - How to Support Our Troops, Veterans & FamiliesNot Forgotten - Restore Warriors Project: HRI:United Nations Arts Initiative.
Sounds of Blackness (Winner of Three Grammys, Thee Stellar Awards, International Time for Peace Award, One Emmy Nomination, Two Gold Records, International Dance Music Award, Soul Train Award, One Platinum Record, Three NAACP Image Award Nominations) has entered into a strategic partnership with the nonprofit organization Humanitarian Resource Institute (HRI), led by writer, composer, artist H-II: Stephen Michael Apatow. HRI is planning a series of promotional events and PSAs for the United Nations Arts Initiative to support humanitarian relief operations in the U.S. and abroad. The group's video, "Fly Again", is currently featured on the UNArts website, www.unarts.org, and will be part of the organizations "Arts Integration Into Education" project. Sounds of Blackness, through its latest single release, Fly Again, has provided the world with an uplifting message of hope, and inspiration for artists and members of the entertainment industry that have taken the lead in solution oriented humanitarian relief efforts in 192 countries, in cooperation with the United Nations Arts Initiative, said Apatow. --  Malaco Music Group Recording Artists The Sounds of Blackness Releases 10th CD on 40th Anniversary: 17 October 2011.  AtomicK Productions.

Performing Arts
United States
  • National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA): The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA) is the membership organization that unites, represents and serves the nation's state and jurisdictional arts agencies. Each of the 56 states and jurisdictions has created an agency to support excellence in and access to the arts. On the web at:  http://www.nasaa-arts.org
  • The Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network (KCAAEN) includes 46 state Alliance organizations, operating in partnership with the Kennedy Center to achieve the following mission: "Recognizing that the arts express the essence of civilization and nurture the highest aspirations of the human spirit, the Kennedy Center Alliance for Arts Education Network is dedicated to the support of policies, practices and partnerships that ensure the arts are woven into the very fabric of American education." On the web at: http://www.kennedy-center.org
  • ARTSEDGE, the National Arts Education and Information Network, supports the place of arts education at the center of the curriculum through the creative and appropriate uses of technology. ARTSEDGE helps educators to teach in, through and about the arts. On the web at: http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/
  • The Arts Education Partnership is a national coalition of arts, education, business, philanthropic and government organizations that demonstrates and promotes the essential role of the arts in the learning and development of every child and in the improvement of America's schools. On the web at: http://aep-arts.org/
  • Arts Education Services at Americans for the Arts Through advocacy, research, partnerships, and professional development, Americans for the Arts strives to provide and secure more resources and support for arts education. Brochure on the web at: http://www.artsusa.org/pdf
  • International
  • United States Center for the International Association of Theater for Children and Young People (ASSITEJ/USA). On the web at: http://www.assitej-usa.org 
  • International Drama/Theater and Education Association (IDEA). On the web at: www.idea-org.net  
  • International Society for Education through Art (INSEA). On the web at: http://www.insea.org 
  • International Society for Music Education (ISME). On the web at: http://www.isme.org

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