PERFORMING & VISUAL ARTS
MUSIC OF THE PEOPLE
Hope Raisers wants to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.
Koch Fest is a network of community artists known for its annual community cultural festival as well as year-round dynamic community arts programming (community events, workshops and showcases).
The mission for Koch Fest is to unite, inspire and empower diverse communities of young people through arts and culture.
The festival works to develop unique and positive community arts programming to expose and celebrate our rich and diverse cultural histories; to share experience and expertise inter-generationally; to help instill a sense of civic and national pride; to develop talents and strengthen foundations for homegrown role models; and to nurture our youth – in authentic and interactive events.
The initiative aims at opening community dialogue on the role of arts on positive social transformation through painting various walls around public space, school the streets to communicate hopemessages, identify cultural treasures among the youths share young people’s dreams inspiration of their community and use this as a tool to reach out to others for social development.
The initiative wants to build on the concept of a good public space and street which is the one that allows people to be in contact with each other but simultaneously gives the option for individuals to remain private and respect the privacy of others.
People who reside in a slum and act within the neighborhood often feel a powerful attachment to their local street.