Aloha and Welcome

 An Arts and Community Engagement Network

We Help Grow Verdant, Creative Communities and Bring Them Together for Good.

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Our Mission:

Share and Grow Aloha

Arts4Change

When I Shine, You Shine, We Shine.                                          

When I Stand in my bright light, I liberate you to do the same!

Our Purpose is: To implement the Arts to create new ground for citizens to come together to revitalize their communities. We are here to make our communities more lively, beautiful and resilient. The Arts are a powerful agent of transformation. They can rekindle a spirit of love for one's own community, connecting people to one another.

We exercise the transformative power of the arts, towards positive changes that make our future brighter.

We do this by providing services for:

  1. Community Arts4Leadership in Education
  2. Creativity and Art Events for Community and Non-Profits
  3. Creative Partnerships for Businesses
  4. Fiscal Sponsorship of Individual Artists and organizations

 

ARTISTS are AWESOME

As the great artist and social activist, Paul Robeson, once remarked, “Artists are the gate keepers of truth. We are civilization’s radical voice.”

We commend and recognize Artists for their audacity to dream, commitment to help create dynamic social justice, and dedication to helping make the world a better place ...especially for women and girls!

The Arts – whether visual or performing – play an important role in movements for social change. They serve as a conduit to shift narratives and become records of our social movements.

How Can Creativity and Culture can contribute to community planning?

  1. Artists Bring People to the Conversation
  2. Artists Imagine the Possibilities
  3. Artists Highlight and Support Existing Assets
  4. Artists Can Prototype and Experiment
  5. Artists Help Build Momentum

 

We assist public and private schools and organizations, non-profits, and individuals who want to enhance their impact on their patrons, by creating multi-media Art-Full experiences and Installations, and social media momentum and education, to shine a light on their work and mission. We promote environmental and social groups, private businesses, neighborhood boards, and social and political causes that benefit the community, that are in need of public awareness and attention in getting their message seen and heard. Ours is a think-global, work-local, family-oriented approach across all socio-economic divides.
We are an interconnected, independent, transparent agency that helps grow thriving communities through embracing the present culture, educating and empowering through multi-media Arts. We promote interacting and sharing ideas to grow better stewardship and well-being practices.

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Melinda Caroll

Musician, Artist, Activist

Melinda brings creativity, inspiration, imagination and passion to the art of singing, performance, original songwriting and story telling and loves sharing her passion with children and adults world-wide. A Hawai’i resident since 1979, she is an avid Hawaiian Cultural student and Aloha Ambassador. Melinda believes in empowering girls with Music, Song and Dance, a creative catalyst for positive social and environmental change.

Each Event is Uniquely 
Customized for You!

 

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Aloha and Thank You to all the Girl Guides and Girl Scouts who took part in the When We Shine Music Video Challenge for World Thinking Day 2017 - a One-of-a-Kind Global Art Event!!

 We received 56 shining entries from 23 countries that included thousands of participants! Your HeART-Full message is being heard Loud and Clear - WAGGGS is a Diverse Global Girl Movement that is Growing, Connecting and Helping Girls Make the World a Better Place. 

You took this multi-media Art challenge and made it your own showing your creativity, your uniqueness and powerfully sharing your story with your sisters throughout the world!

Congratulations to everyone who took part - You Are AWESOME! Now the World knows, When You Shine, We All Shine!

Prizes for Top 3 Videos go to the ones that have the most powerful message that includes using the arts as tools for change and:

  1. Most Creative use of Resources and People.

  2. Videos that Demonstrate the most growth.

  3. Best Dancing and Singing Video.

The Prizes:                                                                                                  

1 Scholarship to Arts4Change Kusafiri Madagascar

2 Scholarships to Arts4Change2017 at Sangam World Center, in Pune India

3. Every Entry in the Music Video contest will receive Free Music Downloads from MelindaCarollMusic.com.

Upon video submission and permissions, you will receive a special 10 Song download of Vol. 12 IGNITE Your Dream from Melinda Caroll Music.

The winners of #WhenWEShine2017 are currently being contacted and a public announcement will be made from Madagascar throughout the week of April 11th -16th, 2017!

For More Information: email: Glow@WhenWeShine.Org

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When We Shine (Lyrics)

written at Sangam World Centre #Arts4Change2016

 

La la la la la la, la la la la la la, la la la la la la la

VERSE 1

I used to live like I was guarded, I felt discarded, and so half-hearted.

Let go of every dream I started, I was afraid to be brave.

And then one day I broke the ceiling, the sky revealing, this love I’m

feeling,

Now my whole world is reeling with all this joy I can’t contain.

La la la la la la, la la la la la la, la la la la la la la

PRE-CHORUS

When you see me dancing, when you hear me sing

There’s a voice inside me, I will let it ring

When the world sings along, we belong,

We are strong, we are free.

When the whole world sings along, we belong,

We are strong, We are free.

CHORUS 2X

When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine, When We Shine, When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine

VERSE 2

Birds of a feather flock together, despite the weather, friends forever,

I’ll be here for you whenever you need a rainbow in your cloud.

La la la la, la la la la, la la la la, la

PRE-CHORUS

And when I see you dancing, when I hear you sing

There’s a voice inside you, let it ring

When the world sings along, we belong,

We are strong, we are free.

When the world sings along, we belong,

We are strong, we are free.

CHORUS

When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine, When We Shine, When We Shine, When We Shine,

When We Shine

RAP

You are Amazing, You are brilliant, you are bright

Anything is possible when true friends unite!

The world needs love and care and joy

For every girl and for every boy

Be kind, considerate, respectful and true

Because what goes around comes around right back to you

Every little light, that’s yours and mine,

Gonna let it shine, gonna let it shine, gonna let it shine!

CHORUS

When we Shine, (The World is Love)

When We Shine, (The World is Love)

When we Shine (The World is Love)

When we Shine, (The World is Love)

("Shine" or "Be the Light") Spoken in different languages)

(The World is Love, The World is Love, The World is Love)

 

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©2016 Melinda Caroll Music Productions. All Rights Reserved. ASCAP. 

The song When We Shine, was written by the participants of Sangam World Centre's #Arts4Change2016

CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS OF  #WTD2017  -  WHEN WE SHINE  - MUSIC VIDEO CONTEST - YOU ROCK!!

Here is your free download - please enjoy the music!

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Click here for more about Melinda Caroll Music 

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Contact

For More Information Contact Melinda Caroll at

glow@whenweshine.org

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