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Community in Harmony Project

We need your help. Our new project is to invite and involve people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) communities to become involved in the Catch Music Program by hosting interactive music sessions where musicians can highlight their cultural music backgrounds and instruments and then interact their musical styles with Catch Music members.

The aim is to introduce participants from CaLD backgrounds, to a non-threatening environment where Catch Music provides a healthy lifestyle choice for members of any community who enjoy making music with others and can share their passion for music making. This shared passion will help promote participants’ continued involvement, culminating in a public performance as part of Harmony Week 2019.

Music provides people with ways of understanding and developing their self-identity, of connecting with other people, of maintaining well-being and of experiencing and expressing spirituality, and provides strong associations with and memories of a person’s life. Music promotes quality of life by contributing to positive self-esteem, by helping people feel competent and independent, and by lessening feelings of isolation and loneliness.

This project will enable us to focus particularly on improving the inclusion of culturally diverse individuals using music as a vehicle for social connection and capacity-building.

We are seeking your assistance by considering making a tax-deductible donation which will allow up to 40 participants from CaLD backgrounds to be enrolled in our Catch Music sessions during Term 4 (8 October to 13 December 2018) and Term 1 (4 February to March 2019). This interaction will culminate in a concert as part of Harmony Week 2019. The concert will feature the creative musical outcomes achieved in the music sessions, with a focus on an integrated fusion of musical styles and backgrounds.

We have partnered with the Australian Cultural Fund (ACF) which is a fundraising platform for this project. ACF is managed by Creative Partnerships Australia and was established by the Australian Government in 2003 to encourage donations to the arts.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible, and supporters get the chance to make a real difference to the work of Australian organisations such as ours.

Our Community in Harmony funding page can be found here: https://australianculturalfund.org.au/projects/community-in-harmony/

This shared passion will help break down barriers, help build connections and friendships and promote participants’ continued involvement in community programs such as Catch Music.

Catch Music is an incorporated not-for-profit association and donations are tax-deductible.