Engaging with Events

"My experiences of using art to heal and raise awareness are through the performing arts, acting. Specifically using funny voices! As a kid I could always do voices, but never thought it would be a job skill. After ten years in the dv/sa movement giving talks as a community educator, I had an idea to say the same things I was saying only using funny voices and costumes, occasionally using video clips, and make it funny! It helped to impact audiences who were more resistant to the message, and raised awareness by going deeper by helping to make them laugh. The message goes from funny to serious. Many audience members have come up to me after a performance and thanked me for helping to reach them in a way they have not been reached before."

 

Ben Atherton-Zeman
Spokesperson for National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS)
 
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MCEDSV recommends the following links for tips and techniques on utilizing art as a way to engage with the community.

 

Various ways to host events for community engagement

 

Host a movie screening

 

Host a benefit concert

 

Host a food drive concert

 

Host an art show

 

Host a book club

 

Host an art day

 

Host an art share

 

Samples of events for community engagement

 

View the Facebook event page for an upcoming event

 

View the website event page for an upcoming event

 

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