OPENING DOORS IS 10 YEARS OLD , AND IT NEEDS YOUR HELP !
Opening Doors have just released a video celebrating 10 years of artistic training for adult performers with a disability. It has already been viewed 17,000 times and counting! But as funds run thin, its very existence could be in jeopardy.
Today Opening Doors welcomes 60 performers who regularly train and perform in music, dance and theatre presentations every year, in Malta as well as in festivals abroad.
So far, Opening Doors has relied on artistic funding through different projects supported by Arts Council Malta, as well as other entities. But in order to continue doing its stellar work within the sector, it needs funding, and it is needed NOW.
Here is a testimonial of blogger Alison Bezzina, whose family uses the services of Opening Doors :
Giving adults with disabilities the opportunity to perform on stage is NOT the greatest thing that Opening Doors Malta has achieved in the past 10 years.
The greatest thing this organisaton has achieved is to do all this without burdening parents and its members with any costs and fees.
For the past ten years Opening Doors Malta has trained hundreds of adults with disabilities in dance, theatre and music.
My brother, was one of the first members to join this organisation, and for the past ten years they’ve put on two to three performances a year, and delighted audiences from all over the globe. They now need your help…
Here’s how you can help us by donating :
Use your mobile phone to send a blank SMS to the numbers below
50618077 – To donate EUR4.66
50619218 – To donate EUR11.65
You can deposit the desired amount to our IBAN below
BOV – MT72VALL22013000000040025366446
Music Workshop and Percussion Demonstration – 13th March
Led by Opening Doors Association music tutor and percussionist Luke Baldacchino.
As part of the GAULearn, educational programme in Gaulitana: A Festival of Music (11th edition). The organised by the Gaulitanus Choir (vide www.gaulitanus.com)
Annual General Meeting – 29th March 2017
Arts for All – A Talk by Opening Doors as part of USPA’s Performing Arts festival – 6th April 2017
An overview about Opening Doors Association’s operation with the sector and an insight into the Theatre group’s work. Led by Charlotte Stafrace, applied theatre practitioner, actress and PR for Opening Doors Association, and Andrea Grancini, applied theatre practitioner, actor and lead tutor for Opening Doors’ theatre group.
Open Air Jam – 10th April 2017
17:30 hrs -19:30 hrs
Gnien Pawlu Boffa, Paola
Open Air Jam – 28th April 2017
17:00 hrs – 19:00 hrs @ Sliema Seafront (near Sliema Pitch, Ghar id-Dud)
Aħdar id-Deżert Performances, Teatru Salesjan
9th & 10th June 2017 @ 19:30 hrs
11th June @ 16:00 hrs