INSTRUMENTS OF CHANGE uses the arts as an educational tool to empower people to become instruments of transformative change in their own lives
February 4, 2016 We are thrilled to announce the launch of our collaborative youth music video, Everybody Just Wants to Be Free: https://youtu.be/opMiBRGffVM. It is the beautiful result of our most recent Voice to Voice project, which brought together over 100, Grade 4-7 students, from 4 diverse Lower Mainland schools, in an incredibly fun and meaningful songwriting project about freedom. With kids who voices dreams like this, doesn’t our future look awesome. #voicetovoice to spread our video around!
January 20, 2016 At the turn of the new year, we secured our partnership with the Liceo Boston School in Bogata, Colombia, where we will lead Something Collective's next global youth project. This time, I of C Director, Laura Barron, and visual artist, Juliana Bedoya will facilitate a creative exchange between students in Colombia and West Vancouver (and we are grateful to the Vancouver Biennale's Big Ideas program for funding our local engagements). These youth will explore the impact of the “fast fashion” industry on their self-esteem, the economy, and their environment, through the creation of original theatre and music performances, using costumes and accessories that the students fabricate from natural and found (trash) materials.
January 5, 2016 Youth at the Burnaby Youth Custody Services, with the guidance of their shop teacher, Bobby Rihal, will have 2 marimbas completed, by their own hands, in time for the re-launch of our Stick Together program this April. Thanks to the partnering support of the non-profit, ArtStarts, we will be able to offer weekly marimba instruction there through the spring and summer. This rousing and team-building art form promises to be a powerful tool for these youth.
January 1, 2016 We have finally entered the 21st century with a full social media presence. Check us out on Instagram or Facebook, under InstrumentsofChangeBC, or Twitter as IofCBC!