|Tosin Olakanye Ayanbinrin, President & CEO, Mother-Drum Healing Arts Festival (MODHAFEST).|
IN its 2022 edition themed Connecting The World Through The Arts, a yearly international event, Mother-Drum Healing Arts Festival (MODHAFEST) has been scheduled for December 2-4, 2022. Powered by the National Endowment for the Arts, the virtual festival holds on Zoom, from 12noon to 3pm EST daily.
The event is organised by Mother-Drum Healing Arts Foundation Inc., a 501(C)(3) non-profit Organization dedicated to utilizing the therapeutic, innovative and recreational process of the arts to raise awareness and educate the general public about addiction and mental health challenges, as well as to enhance healing, offer and inspire hope to individuals struggling with or affected by this conditions (most especially women and the girl child), which will in turn reduce/eliminate the stigma associated with the conditions.
The following platforms will be used to accomplish the above set goals: festivals, exhibitions, trainings, round-table discussions, researches, pageantry, lectures, symposia, workshops, conferences and sundry.
MODHAFEST 2022 will be a three day most exciting virtual gathering of arts enthusiasts, healthcare professionals, Counselors, artists, caregivers, arts directors, musicians, choreographers, poets, drummers, arts promoters, culture activists, the arts writers and journalist, cultural entrepreneurs, photographers, media personnel, gallery owners, story tellers, actors, crafts makers, poets, art collectors and the general populace of different cultural background within the age bracket [toddlers to grandparents] to Transform health and the healthcare experience, as well as to Enjoy the Arts.
Below is the Lineups of Event:
Day 1: Healing Arts, Healing Heart Virtual Workshop
Art Educational & Revolution In Painting
Music & Sound Production
Graphic & Website Designing.
Day 2: Mother Drum Healing Arts International Conference (MODHAC 2022).
Day 3: Art In Healing Exhibition/Competition (Wining Prize of $500)
For inquiries please visit www.motherdrumhaf.org, or call +1 954-842-8140.
However, Mother Drum Healing Arts Foundation Inc. also announced that the National Endowment for the Arts has approved the organisation for a grant of $10,000 to support the 2022 edition of the yearly event.
MODHAFEST 2022 is the virtual gathering of art enthusiasts, healthcare professionals, and the general populace of different cultural background to enjoy the arts as well as to promote access for emerging talents and diverse voices in the art/entertainment and the healthcare system to showcase their creative talents. This virtual experience, will allow our community to learn about cultural diversity and foster mutual respect for diverse beliefs and values of all individuals, celebrate creativity and promote various cultural heritage, promote unity, foster community interaction, and to spread a message of hope and healing to individuals and families affected by Addiction and Mental Health Challenges, through multi-disciplinary artistic mediums.
Mother Drum Healing Arts Festival is among 1,248 projects across America totaling $28,840,000 that were selected to receive this first round of fiscal year 2022 funding in the Grants for Arts Projects category. The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support arts projects like this one from Mother Drum Healing Arts Foundation that helps to support the community’s creative economy,” said NEA Acting Chair Ann Eilers. Mother Drum Healing Arts Foundation, a Florida bases nonprofit organization, dedicated to inspiring hope, enhancing healing, and raising awareness regarding addiction and mental health challenges, is among the arts organizations nationwide that are using the arts as a source of strength, a path to well-being, and providing access and opportunity for people to connect and find joy through the arts.