Arts + More provides resonant leadership for small businesses, non-profit organizations, and arts projects. Arts + More is enthusiastic about supporting communities through art experiences by partnering interdisciplinary and leadership studies. We have a knack for identifying fresh solutions and being agile to put them in motion. We’re detail-oriented and focused with over 35 years of experience working with non-profit organizational leadership and faith-based organizations.
Kimberly Payne, Owner
Arts + More Services, LLC
Kimberly Payne is a consultant and Ohio Arts Council Teaching Artist in residence at Ashland High School. She has degrees and certifications from The Scandinavian Institute for Physical Culture in Denmark, The American College of Sports Medicine, and Malone University (MAOL), and The University of Akron (BA Dance). Her Masters of Arts degree is in Organizational Leadership and she serves clients throughout Indiana, Iowa, West Virginia, and Ohio. Kimberly brings positive and gentle recalibration and change model application to organizations. Kimberly began her dance education in rural Seville, Ohio in the 1980s in a dance studio called Gotta Dance. Her performing arts skill led her to perform nationally and in Scandinavia and Europe (Royal Albert Hall) before the age of 20. Payne served as an instructor in Viborg, Denmark while completing an independent study at the Institute of Scandinavian Physical Culture on Educating the Whole Person with Olav Ballisager. Payne earned a BA in Dance at the University of Akron and created a modern dance company, Living Fountain, from 1993-2010 in Canton, Ohio. Her dance adventures brought her collaborations and learning with Jerry Burr, Inna Strabova, Lana Carroll, Kay Davis, Tom Smith, Alexander Vedmedev, Andrew Carroll, Heinz Poll, and Donald McCardle. Her continued studies have been through Malone University, Kent State University, Ballet Magnificat! in Jackson, Mississippi, Jacob’s Pillow in Massachusetts, Merce Cunningham, Meredeth Monk, Craig Patterson, Patricia Lent, Susanna Chaffey, Jennifer Way, Milton Myers, Dianne McIntyre, Kathy Thibodeaux, Jiri Voborsky.
“We recently had the opportunity to work with Kimberly Payne as we applied for our company’s nonprofit status. Kimberly was patient, easy to work with, and always willing to take extra time to address our questions and concerns. Her expertise as she guided us through this complex process helped us to complete each step with confidence. We would highly recommend Kimberly as a resource.”
–Kathy Frazier and Deborah Walker – Touching the Future Today
Workshops, classes, and retreats have been conducted throughout 10 school districts in Stark County, 7 districts in Wayne County, 2 schools in Ashland County, and Akron Public Schools. Professional development and arts integration classes bring teachers and administrators closer to their goals of proficiency and student success. Our workshops, classes, conferences, and retreats have been offered for missionaries, church leaders, recreational ministries, and launched 3 academies for Christian Arts around the world.
Our world is changing quickly, yet our challenges remain the same. Our culture struggles with anxiety, depression, financial concerns, family challenges, and betrayal. Arts + More provides opportunities for clients to experience conversation, accountability, and discovery that will aid understanding through professional, compassionate, faith-filled solutions for learning and relationships. We offer opportunities to bring problems and obstacles into the conversational arena through music, art, theater, and dance. Social and Emotional Learning contributes to a state of well-being and process that applies to the “whole person.”
Arts + More offers consultation services, programming design, and interim management services to support the social, physical, environmental, health, nutritional, spiritual, emotional, intellectual, behavioral, occupational, and financial impacts in business and non-profit management.