The arts transform lives, communities, minds, youth, families and dreams.
TACA believes in the transformative impact of the arts and their ability to ignite intimate conversations that demonstrate respect, offer exploration, examine personal challenges, celebrate diversity and tender hope, joy, understanding and laughter.
Here is our collection of real stories by real people about why the arts are important to them and how the arts have transformed their lives.
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Music is not just merely an appreciation of the arts, but the essence of a barrier breaker that is able to unite the diversified population of the universe. Art is the source of wisdom and humanity. It dispenses happiness and absorbs sorrow.”
Chamber Music International
When I am part of the audience in a darkened theatre and we are carried along and ultimately changed by the performance, I know that art is true, it is transforming. I see this miraculous process on a regular basis. Volunteering at Uptown Players provides me this privilege. Writing for the theatre allows me this experience. Theatre has the power to affect change. It allows us to find common ground, touch our emotions and increase our understanding of ourselves and others. Perhaps some of us having considered different points of view will be inspired to take action and make changes in the world around us. Theatre lifts me up, it challenges how I think, gives me hope."
“I fell in love with theatre when I was 8 years old. I remember thinking this was something that would change my life forever. I have never forgotten this and, as an actor, this is what I strive to do: I want the audience to feel as though they have experienced something that provides hope to start a conversation that can help change our lives.”