“We all start as a Blank Canvas”
MD Productions will be working with a diverse group of people from the City Region, providing a free 12-month creative journey taking them from a blank canvas to performance ready. They will participate in evening provision classes to produce a show that reflects true life and the challenges of society today, whilst developing transferable skills. In the digital world, MD want to captivate people through creativity. Using creativity as a tool to gain transferable skills, to become interview ready, be able to pitch ideas, hold a business meeting, prepare for work, to instil self-confidence and self-esteem; as well as help people to reach their full potential and achieve all of their hopes and dreams. Preparing for work is just like preparing for a performance.
Performing Arts is not just about the stage, it’s recognising that every part of this creative journey is an enhancement to life skills. The #BlankCanvas campaign was kick started with a launch & networking event, working alongside Downtown in Business, to develop partnerships with other businesses in the City Region to support #BlankCanvas by offering work experience to people, inspirational talks and sponsorship.
Founder and Creative Director Miguel Doforo said: “I want anyone, from any area and any age within our City Region to access creativity and support for free. MD is a safe space where everyone can be themselves. We assist in removing barriers that can stand in the way including home life, education, childcare, finances, food, travel and isolation. This is more than performing arts, it’s everything from food which is our main ingredient to life, to connecting with the elderly who have a wealth of knowledge to share and a voice in today’s society. MD will wrap a support system around the whole creative journey – someone to talk to, someone to listen and signpost when needed. The link with City Region businesses will bridge the gap from community to business sector. Businesses have pledged to give inspirational talks, sponsor the project and offer work experience. It’s all about giving five minutes of your time to all that access #BlankCanvas.”
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