Arts and Education Programing & International Tour Management
Ideas that bring arts programming alive are born is the creative heart of Impact Arts events Group. Steve Van Ness, founder of IAEG, has been using his unique talents to develop and advance arts & education projects for many years — initiatives that tie the corporate community to the non-profit community and create win/win situations for all parties.

IAEG has been managing and producing international performing arts groups for over 20 years. We understand the needs of international performing groups and how to be an effective liaison with venues in the U.S. Successful international tours include:
  • Moscow based Country/bluegrass band - 4 year tour and 3 CDs produced
  • Theater Company from India
  • Multiple Youth Orchestras from England
Celebrate the Music
Celebrate the Music is an exhilarating introduction to orchestral music for children and adults alike...Bringing this creative program to students across America ... is sure to have a magnificent impact.
- Cassandra Day, Middletown Press

Steve created and produced Celebrate The Music, a dramatic performance that uses a live orchestra to teach the instruments of the orchestra to Children. After securing Comcast as a corporate sponsor and Hartt school of music as an artistic partner, Steve hired professional script writers to develop the project. Celebrate the Music is uniquely designed as a viable touring entertainment property as well as an in-school educational arts program.

Southhampton Youth Orchestra
Steve is a man of vision, energy and accomplishments. Always unsatisfied to simply go along with the flow; searching, finding and building. He is enterprising and most accomplished.
- Michael Uthoff, Artistic Director Hartford Ballet
Ballet Arizona, Ballet Estable del Teatro Colon

I applaud your attention to Detail. One of the best organized tours I have ever done in 28 years.
- Colin Amos, Island of Jersey Youth Band

Smashing! Brilliant! Steve saved the tour, finding great concert venue and sorting out all the details in less than a month.
- Jain Higgines, Director, Southampton Youth Jazz Orchestra

Steve is the only person I would work with in the United States.
- Keith Smith, Conductor, Southampton Youth Orchestra


See a list of selected arts & educational programs.

Contact us today if you'd like to bring a performance to the U.S., create arts & education programs or produce a preforming arts event to raise money for your cause.