Touching Lives with the Gift of Arts
About Campaignends 30 Nov 2016, 11:59 PM
Esplanade regularly organises art-based programmes for various Voluntary Welfare Organisations. For the Songwriting for Hope programme, we worked with Diamonds on the Street, a collective that co-creates music, stories and performances with communities and individuals. We ran a programme to provide young people with skills in song craft to turn their crises into hope.
"Many girls do not like to acknowledge their feelings but during this programme, they had to search within themselves to come up with the lyrics. There was this one girl who found out some bad personal news just days before the programme, and she couldn't sleep. When she presented her song, I was very touched as I could feel her emotions through the lyrics. I think the programme has touched the girls in a very special way. Not many of us have seen that side of them." - Programme Coordinator of residential youth home
With your contribution, we can continue to plant seeds of hope through programmes like these and make a difference in people's lives. Help us make a difference!
Esplanade is Singapore's national performing arts centre. Its year-round line-up of about 3,000 performances presented by Esplanade, its collaboration partners and hirers include a diverse calendar of ticketed and non-ticketed programmes featuring dance, music, theatre, visual arts and more, making the arts accessible for everyone. The centre works in close partnership with local, regional and international artists to develop artistic capabilities and content, push artistic boundaries and engage audiences. It also develops technical capabilities for the industry nationally. Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay is operated by The Esplanade Co Ltd (TECL), which is a not-for-profit organisation, a registered Charity and an Institution of a Public Character. In 2016, The Charity Council awarded TECL the Charity Transparency Award and the Special Commendation Award - Clarity of Strategy.
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