"Always remember that the reason that you initially started working was that there was something inside yourself you felt that if you could manifest it in someway, you would understand more about yourself and how you co-exist with the rest of society." (Bowie)
"[Creativity is] vital. It's the way we heal each other. In singing our song, in telling our story, in inviting you to say, "Hey, listen to me, and I'll listen to you," we're starting a dialogue. And when you do that, this healing happens, and we come out of our corners, and we start to witness each other's common humanity. We start to assert it. And when we do that, really good things happen." (Ethan Hawke, TED talk 2020)
A Community; people connected by shared experience of & passion for the arts
beautiful, bold, bright, caring, compassionate, collaborative, colourful, creative, daring, dramatic, dynamic, educational, empowering, encouraging, engaging, enthralling, ear/eye opening, expressive, inspiring, international, invigorating, joyous, participatory, public, progressive, quirky, reflective, social
Exploring the questions will help us to achieve our social impact goals
What IS art, dance, film, music, opera, photography, poetry, theatre?
How can combining these art forms interact help us to build community?
What IS an Arts Festival in a post pandemic world?