Arts Reaching Four Corners
Arts Reaching Four Corners (AR4CO) is co-founded by artist Nyein Su (Art Village) and her musician husband Nyein Maung, together with good friends, Noella Yan and Kailin Yong of ella & kai as a global arts education outreach initiative to bring the joy of the arts to orphans and disadvantaged children around the world.
We here at AR4CO believe that the arts are as essential to humanity as the basic needs of food, shelter and clothing. Hence we strive to create a space for arts appreciation and provide arts education to all, regardless of cultural, religious and socio-economic differences.
In regions affected by war, poverty and social unrest, research has shown that access and engagement in music, drama, dance and visual arts have helped youths and adults alike cope with trauma, grief and contribute significantly to their physical, mental and social well-being.
Millions of children grow up without having the opportunity to go beyond their circumstances. By teaching children to play an instrument or to paint a beautiful picture, AR4CO provides a platform for them to have other means to express themselves beyond words, to grow their self-confidence and self-esteem, and equip them with creative and resilient minds so they can realize their own potential and ability to rise beyond their current situations and to change the world.
Our 5E Objectives:
Establishing: conceptualise and write an arts syllabus which will complement the mainstream curriculum of numeracy and literacy at public schools
Employment: provide teacher-training workshops to equip local teachers with the necessary skill set to run an AR4Co program. This could also potentially provide consistent employment for teachers.
Exposure: put on concerts and workshops by our talented roster of international AR4Co-certified artists and teachers
Engage: strengthen local community ties through larger scale collaborative projects like murals, musicals, youth orchestras and multi-disciplinary shows
Equip: provide the necessary tools through seeking donations, sponsorships (art supplies, instruments, teaching tools) and ensuring that schools are not compromised due to a lack of governmental funding.