Summer Arts Programme

Community intervention through the arts and children’s programmes has been a key part of Liberty Hall’s outreach to the wider community. Started in 2005, Liberty Hall has held several Summer Arts Programmes catering to children living in the wider community. In 2014, we held our ninth Summer Arts Programme with a total enrollment of 47 children. Our summer programmes rely on teachers from the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts. We choose art as a forum to encourage children to express themselves, to engage difficult questions around race and identity while at the same time providing opportunities to engage the philosophy and opinions of Marcus Garvey.

Participants look forward to out Summer Escape. Children attended the Mason River Field Station in Clarendon. The Natural History Museum of Jamaica, another division of the Institute of Jamaica facilitated this trip and provided the children with a great adventure. They were introduced to varied flora of the area and were given activities to reinforce what they learned.

The programme culminated with participants giving exhilarating performances of their drama pieces at Liberty Hall’s Harambee 2014 held on August 1, Emancipation Day.

We received key assistance from volunteers and sponsorship from Kingston Bookshop and Island Car Rentals. Liberty Hall depends on the assistance of public. Call us to find ways to contribute to our outreach programmes.