Arts-based community education & cultural heritage in the developing world
Launching in 2019, GlobalEyes is a project delivering education through the arts in the developing world and building an online resource of world cultures.
The project is run by Sarah Gooda, a mental health worker with a background in the arts. Sarah has a music degree and advanced diploma in arts (theatre and performance), plays multiple instruments, and performs as a singer/songwriter. She runs her own theatre company, has worked as a musician, actress, stage manager and lighting and sound designer, has worked with youth theatres, and has experience of art, drama and music therapy. Sarah has worked with in-transit immigrants in Australia and volunteered with children in Kenya.
To use the arts to educate communities in the developing world about issues important in their own community
To encourage creativity and foster participation in the arts
To connect young people with their traditional culture
To build up and online cultural resource of traditional cultures from around the world.
Each project works with a community in a developing country, running workshops with one or more groups of children.
Issues important to the community are discussed, and a short performance is devised to educate the community on this issue
Local traditional art forms are researched with and through the children
A performance is devised using local traditional art forms, which is recorded and added to the GlobalEyes website as a resource for others.
The children get to perform the pieces to their community