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We train adults/children and then showcase their learnt skills on human rights, education and social issues using all art forms.

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EXPLAIN YOUR IDEA

OLOMOPOLO Media proposes to engage youth and children from the cross section of society to develop a pool of diverse backgrounds, bring them to a neutral space i.e. OLO Junction where we train them in the mediums of music, theater, dance, visual arts, film. The idea is to gather different people and train them with the tool of art so that they can create innovative forms of expression, get to know each others' life stories and identify common grounds and issues to work in a collaboration. We are already working with several organizations dealing with minority groups, human right issues and education. We will design the workshop sessions, engage the organizations to share the pool of participants, training them and showcase their learning out come to public as a final presentation. It will address the need of engaging youth and children with positive and creative activities. Train them and provide a platform to acknowledge and appreciate their newly learned skill on public venue.

WHO BENEFITS?

We will engage the participants from the cross section of the social backgrounds specially incorporating the ethnic/religious/underprivileged/ displaced minorities exist in Lahore, Pakistan.

PROTOTYPE

For Visual Arts workshop we always prefer low cost preferably recycle material. For Music workshops we experiment the idea of using Human band or more commonly known as acapella, i.e. using sounds that can be created through body i.e. clap/stamping of feet or the mouth like whistling to replace expensive music instruments. They can also use kitchen utensils and anything that is lying around near them to produce music in a creative way.

TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOURSELF

OLOMOPOLO Media is a cultural and social innovation art and media production organization that designs and executes performance arts and social intervention productions along with workshops specifically directed towards visual and performing arts.

IS THIS AN IDEA THAT YOU OR YOUR ORGANIZATION WOULD LIKE TO TAKE FORWARD?

  • Yes, I have implementation capacity and am interested in and able to make this idea real in my community.

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Team

Hi there,

I love the idea of hosting workshops to engage marginalized populations in arts and music. Thank you for sharing this idea.

One question I have is: With Amplify support, how would you like to build on the existing work you are doing? Is there something new or different you are proposing? If so, why are you choosing to grow your program in this way? I would love to understand more.

Cheers,
Shauna
Amplify Team

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Team

Hi Shauna,
We hosted these workshops a month back. While our idea was solid and ready to execute, it was only stuck because of the finances that were involved with it. Due to which the outreach would have been different. OLOMOPOLO Media is an organization that is run by five friends and pure passion, and almost always empty bank accounts (because we pool in all that we earn throughout the month and put it into the organization :) ).

The only way these workshops were made possible was through a fund we received from a funding organization. These workshops worked with Visual Art, Music, Dance, Theatre and Poetry. What we want to do now is add more mediums, such as different genres of filmmaking (eg. Citizen Journalism), paper crafts, block printing, batik, guerrilla art, and reach out to more youths.

The workshops can be done without financial support, but that way it will not have the same level of outreach, and the material cost will deter the youths from joining these workshops. We as a principle provide all the materials that we can for workshops so that youths do not have to worry about it.

To continue these workshops we'd like Amply to support us whichever way possible.

I hope I have answered your queries, but do ask more if you want to.

Best regards,
Vicky Zhuang Yi-Yin
OLOMOPOLO Media