Opening Doors Association
Opening Doors Association is a voluntary organisation that works for the active involvement of adults with intellectual disabilities in the performing arts sector. Opening Doors runs artistic sessions, produces public performances, organises workshops and leads continuous professional training opportunities for its members and the community.
Since 2007, Opening Doors has grown from a Theatre Group to an NGO that runs 2 theatre groups, 2 dance groups, 2 music groups and a ballet group.
Members attend weekly evening sessions in theatre, dance or music, develop creative work and perform together. OD’s programmes provide equal access to artistic development for its members, placing inclusivity at the heart of what thay do. They nurture the talents of our performers, helping them to thrive in their art forms and challenging barriers for persons with intellectual disabilities, in order to widen and enrich the creative abilities of all.
Support the running of opening doors association
Opening Doors invites donations towards its general operating expenses, in particular towards its administrator’s annual salary cost. This salary was previously covered by public funding, however this was for a definite period with no possibility of renewal for 2023.
The work of the administrator ensures that the programmes (music, theatre, dance, ballet and all outreach programmes) are efficiently run and that resources are used for the full benefit of our members. The scope of the organisation’s services has grown so much in recent years, making the need for a full-time administrator essential to the organisation. In line with its inclusive mission, Opening Doors Association’s current administrator is a person with disability. Companies giving donations to Opening Doors Association may claim a 150% tax deduction on the amount donated.
More information on the measure can be found here.
Opening Doors is looking for Volunteers!
Opening Doors is looking for volunteers to join their dance, theatre and music groups!
Volunteers need to be 16+, enthusiastic and ideally able to commit to at least a few months of weekly sessions (their full season runs from October 2023 until June 2024). Experience in the performing arts or with working with persons with disabilities is useful but a positive attitude is the most important factor!
Should you be interested in volunteering with Opening Doors' performing arts groups, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.