Arts Inspirit! is a one-day arts outing where participants are introduced to Le Jeu and dance. We started this initiative to reach out to underserved communities and inspire them with the spirit of play and movement. Ultimately, we want to reintroduce the spirit of play and playfulness into everyday life as a form of self-expression and emotional release.
This June, we were fortunate to have piloted this initiative with Singapore Association of Mental Health (SAMH) YouthReach, a psychosocial rehabilitation programme for youths with mental health conditions. The vision is to empower the youths to move out of their comfort zones to achieve mutually agreed goals in a safe, caring and inclusive community.
Here are some highlights from the fun and interactive session:
The first outing was so successful that we decided to do it again, this time in collaboration with Caregivers Alliance. It is a social service organisation in Singapore dedicated to meeting the needs of families and caregivers of persons with mental health issues. We had the best time with these impassioned caregivers and we hope the spirit of play gave them a renewed sense of purpose and injected some needed fun and excitement into their lives!
We are looking forward to upcoming sessions with more communities. If your organisation is interested in having us bring play and movement to your community, please do not hesitate to send us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org!