Streetwise Opera

Re:Sound – Opera improving lives

Re:Sound will offer creative opportunities to people affected by homelessness. Participants will work with local artists to make a micro-opera that explores their relationship with their city, helping to improve wellbeing and sense of community whilst also challenging perceptions of homelessness.

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1092931)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£10,200

Amount raised

£3,060

Time left

3 days

Donations

15

    Categories

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge

    Helping

  • OtherOther

Location

United Kingdom

Situation

Having nowhere to call home is a traumatising experience, leading to increased isolation and marginalisation. People affected by homelessness need more than a roof over their heads to recover – they need to be seen and heard, to feel valued and be part of a meaningful community. People affected by homelessness now also face increased challenges because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Solution

In these times of need our work has never been more necessary in order to reduce isolation and provide vital creative engagement opportunities for people affected by homelessness. Research shows that arts can improve the lives of homeless people. Evidence shows group singing brings a sense of achievement resulting in improved self-esteem and physical benefits, and there is a link between active participation in music and alleviating depression and improving social interaction skills.

  • I don't think people know what they can do, until they get the chance, how far we can reach if we're given the chance. You do get a lot of confidence because you're doing things you didn't know you were capable of.

    — Streetwise Opera Performer, 2021

  • Taking part in Streetwise Opera’s activities has really boosted my confidence.

    — Streetwise Opera Performer, 2021