Vision for the New Year – Organizational Goals and Big Dreams
Happy New Years friends! We took a bit of a break to enjoy the holidays and to reflect and recharge. With the start of the New Year comes new energy and continued commitment to our mission and vision. We are happy to be back to work on SpeakArtLoud!
The idea for SpeakArtLoud sprang to life in a workshop in the fall of 2009 (this is also where Board members met one another), since then we have been working on creating SpeakArtLoud. We each are busy with jobs, family and other community activities, but slowly, over time, we have made great strides.
Goals are dreams with deadlines.
~Diana Scharf Hunt
As an organization we are very young and we know there is still much to learn and much to do, but we are so excited about the future!
This year we will begin by focusing on the following:
- Expanding our Board – Look for an announcement soon (consider applying!)
- Developing a Curriculum – We’ll seek funding and a curriculum writer (hello art therapists!)
- Partnering with Others – Research and reaching out will keep us busy (connect with us!)
As we work on these goals we may also seek out advice and assistance. We may look for advisers and volunteers or ask questions from friends on Facebook and Twitter (we really appreciate those who already have so graciously helped us, thank you friends!).
I believe the most important single thing, beyond discipline & creativity is daring to dare.
~ Maya Angelou
We believe having a vision, something big to work toward, is important in creating your future.
So, dreaming big and looking beyond 2012, SpeakArtLoud has a long-term goal of working at an international level. This is a big dream but we believe it is possible.
We know that art is everywhere and that equality for woman is a global concern. By partnering with organizations locally, nationally and abroad we believe we can use the arts to empower women and improve communities around the world.
Together we can create a beautiful future!