INSTRUMENTS OF CHANGE uses the arts as an educational tool to empower people to become instruments of transformative change in their own lives
December 8, 2012 Ou(x)po, a highly successful Women Rock! fundraiser, produced by Art for Impact. raised $1,900 for our 2013 Women Rock! programs.
March 15, 2013 Women Rock! launched its 2013 program in ealry March, with workshops in a variety of new facilities, including the Carnegie Centre, the Columbia House transition home in New Westminster, and RainCity Housing. These well received program resulted in original songs, improvisations, and jam sessions on everything from Johnny Cash to "Hit the Road Jack". Monthly second Monday jam sessions will continue at the Carnegie Centre throughout the summer.
April 13, 2013 Instruments of Change's Executive Director, Laura Barron, was invited to speak about her community art projects, for the 2013 Art for Impact performers.
May 18, 2013 Something Collective's We Are Here Final Celebration, with dance and puppet performances, film and soundscape installations, will take place at the Sunset Community Center, from 1-3 pm. Please join us for this free event.
Instruments of Change uses the arts as an educational tool to empower people to become instruments of transformative change in their own lives. By expanding community access to cultural activities, we allow diverse populations the opportunity to make and experience music and art.
Through our community-based art projects, which serve schools, hospices, shelters, community centres and prisons, we create synergetic experiences that give both our facilitating artists and our participants a means of expression to find their authentic voice using a variety of artistic modes.
-To bring music and art to the broadest possible demographic, allowing people the chance to experience, make and do art themselves.
-To connect and impact the creators and audience of our art by enabling participants to become agents of change in their own lives through the act of collective art making.
-To advocate for the value of the arts by illustrating their broad-reaching benefits through our projects, performances, and stories.
-To create a sustainable organization, using diversified funding strategies and by developing numerous community partnerships.
CREATE meaningful music performances, art projects,
FACILITATE social change through collaborative art making
EDUCATE youth, audiences, and communities
COLLABORATE with artists, communities, and change makers
ADVOCATE for the arts, youth, and human rights
PARTICIPATE inclusiely in local culture
CELEBRATE community, music, art, and Vancouver
INNOVATE sustainable funding strategies and relationship building tools
COMMUNICATE through a variety of artistic mediums
CURATE music for all
They were nothing more than people, by themselves…
but all together, they have become the heart and
muscles and mind of something perilous and new,
something strange and growing and great.
Together, all together, they are the instruments of change.
-Keri Hulme, The Bone People