Magda Community Artz Inc indie arts and cultural performance strategyculture community connection
“In Portugal, I was impressed with the ability of the bands to bring together whole swaths of the society of the village. You would often see a schoolteacher sitting next to a lawyer sitting next to a field-worker,” he said. “I gradually came to understand that music was a community-building exercise, and that got me interested in thinking about the social and community uses of music, and the arts in general.” Gregg Moore
To provide an artistic and creative space, resources and mentors that will:
#be available to a broad cross-section of the local community – regardless of age, gender, physical abilities, ethnic background, religious or philosophical persuasions.
#promote a greater sense of self and community through shared artistic, creative and intellectual endeavours, within a safe, nourishing and non-threatening atmosphere.
#be an appealing and challenging centre of learning through myriad enjoyable activities combining music and song, dance and exercise, theatre and play, health and wellbeing options – of multiple genres be they traditional or experimental.
#enhance the development of an increasingly inclusive, tolerant and bouyant community dynamic based on mutual understanding and respect of difference and originality.
#facilitate a sense of personal and shared responsibility and resilience, enhanced self esteem and self reliance that invigorates and tends all away from dependent and addictive behaviours.
#assist the growth of intellectual, cultural and environmental awareness generating increasingly sustainable, non-violent and balanced life choices.
We know we are succeeding when we have within the local community, former participants for whom “the Arts” are not simply activities to be viewed as consumers from the outside, but which have become an essential personal ethos, woven into the fabric of their daily lives. And who may be also conducting/teaching such activities themselves.