The main objective is to expose the rural communities to various art forms so that they can familiarise themselves with the arts in general. This general exposure assists them to make an informed decision on which art form they would like to pursue.
RAN focuses on working with children who come from poor households, where parents generally cannot afford private tuition for their children or are unable to get their children to arts centres.
In our appreciation programmes we focus on a more generalised approach exposing beneficiaries to all four art forms: music, art, dance and drama.
As part of this programme we actively work to involve the parents in their children’s creative development which extends our reach into these deprived communities. As a result, parents, extended family and communities become indirect beneficiaries.
RAN’s objective is to consistently deliver the highest standards in teaching and performance; creating a platform for learners to develop not only their creative talents, but also develop into well-balanced, responsible role players in their communities.
- Our own RAN Groups perform in their own communities at concerts, schools, weddings, funerals, festivals. This is an important platform to show support for the communities we work in.
- We organise performances and visits from professional artists to enhance exposure.
- We arrange regular visits to various art and music venues such as Artscape, Cape Town City Hall, Baxter and Art Museums for our beneficiaries to be inspired and exposed to as many creative avenues as possible.