Art has the power to reach beyond performance halls into the lives and challenges of all communities.
EDEN ENGAGEMENT directly activates that power in young people, igniting their imagination into action to address the environmental challenges they face, and giving them a voice to help create a new EDEN.
Partnering with ITAC, the world-wide network of artists who work in community and educational settings, we are creating a new approach to prove that touring can be a legitimate and powerful tool for change in communities, working with children and young people in schools and choirs across the globe
‘The fantastic opportunity our students had working with Joyce to rehearse and film the song they had written and their performances with her at one of the most prestigious London concert venues, has been a transformational experience.’
"The combination of bringing music and nature together was REVELATORY. I was amazed at the transformation in the children."
We invite youth choirs across the globe to learn “Seeds of Hope”. Written by the the 11-13 year olds of Canterbury Choir, Bishop Ramsey CE School, London with Teaching Artist Mike Roberts in an EDEN workshop, inspired by the idea “If trees could sing…”, local choirs in every city on tour are joining Joyce on stage to sing this message of hope!
ITAC designs and delivers EDEN Engagement, which has teaching artists in every tour city creatively engaging with young people in workshops (in some cities as many as a series of six) to raise their environmental awareness, knowledge, and sense of agency to make a difference with their actions.
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Joyce would like to thank the Hilti Foundation for their generous support of the EDEN Engagement programme.