Our flagship arts programme is an intensive multi-session series in one of four areas: visual arts, theatre, photojournalism, and design thinking. These deep-dive workshops are designed to give students basic mastery of a particular medium, while using a range of activities to foster compassionate empathy, creative self-expression, critical thinking, collaboration, and complex problem solving, key skills that we believe are crucial for personal resilience and communal co-existence:
We have also designed shorter introductory workshops in collaboration with our partners, the Music Project and OPEnE Hub, that serve as a fun taster session for students.
In times of need, we have provided our partner communities with urgent assistance, including a flood relief fundraiser in 2016 and post-war rehabilitation initiatives in 2010-12.
Our work has been commended in the press, and has received recognition through leadership awards including the Queen’s Young Leaders Award and Forbes 30 Under 30. In 2016, the team was invited to lead a workshop on peace and reconciliation through the arts at an event hosted by the United Nations in Sri Lanka, coinciding with the visit of Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.
Contact us for more information on getting involved, partnering with us, and our free resources for arts educators.