Project: A Beacon of Hope for Armenians with Disabilities
Paros Chamber Choir
Paros Chamber Choir
   
Project Name Paros Chamber Choir: A Beacon of Hope for Armenians with Disabilities
Full Description

Paros will give four concerts including three performances in the Earthquake affected towns (Spitak, Vanadzor and Gyumri) and a final concert in Yerevan. The audiences will include persons with disabilities, representatives of local authorities, businesses, and other decision makers. The local media will cover the events. A brief oral presentation of the project goals as well as a 3-minute video demonstrating the success of the Choir (joint performance with the world-renowned tenor Placido Domingo, successful participation in international contests, etc.) will precede each of the concerts. The final concert in Yerevan will be preceded by a press conference aimed at securing a wider coverage of the project.

In compliance with its mission, the Paros Chamber Choir will be promoting active way of life and cultural inclusion for PWD by its concerts in the Earthquake affected zone and in the capital city of Armenia.

Duration: 6 months. Month 1: preparation phase. Months 2-5: concerts in marzes. Month 6 - press conference and final concert in Yerevan.

Need Persons with Disabilities (PWD) in Armenia are mostly excluded from culture. Due to a lack of accessibility to cultural centers, concert halls, museums, etc., people with limited mobility, especially wheelchair users rarely have an opportunity to attend a concert or other cultural event. In addition, public perceptions of PWD prevent their inclusion in culture.
Category Culture
Start Date Immediately
End Date Concerts to be organized and completed within six months.
Region Lori, Shirak, Yerevan
City/Village Gyumri, Spitak, Vanadzor, Yerevan
Partner/s Unison, NGO
Sponsor/s Open to the public
Project Budget $7,000
Amount Needed $7,000
Short Term Impact The audiences of the four concerts will be no less than 500 persons. The press conference will secure a wide coverage of the project outcomes, and the media reports will increase the number of people affected to at least 15,000.
Long Term Impact The success story of the Choir and its performances will encourage PWD to live a full life and will push the decision makers to make the cultural facilities accessible. In a longer perspective, the rights of thousands of Armenians with disabilities will be promoted.
Sponsor Benefit The names of the donors/supporters will be published on paros.am, unison.am, disability.am websites, in addition to the Paros 100 for 100 site and in any appropriate press materials. Their names will be also listed in the concert programs published within the framework of the project. In addition, the organizers will thank the donors during each of the concerts. The organizers may also consider placing the donors' banners on the stages of the concerts. The press release for the concluding press conference will include the names of all of the donors.
Link www.paros.am
 

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The Paros Foundation,
918 Parker Street, A14,
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Sponsor Benefits

The names of the donors/supporters will be published on paros.am, unison.am, disability.am websites, in addition to the Paros 100 for 100 site and in any appropriate press materials. Their names will be also listed in the concert programs published within the framework of the project. In addition, the organizers will thank the donors during each of the concerts. The organizers may also consider placing the donors' banners on the stages of the concerts. The press release for the concluding press conference will include the names of all of the donors.