The mission of Project Limelight Society is to inspire confidence, enthusiasm and passion while building self-esteem and creating a community of support for young people through participation in the performing arts. Project Limelight is offered at no cost to students between 8 and 15 years. Project Limelight provides young residents of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Strathcona and Mount Pleasant the opportunity to be inspired by professional actors, directors, dancers, singers, costume designers, filmmakers and musicians.
Project Limelight provides nutritious snacks & meals to the participants at every session.
About Project Limelight Society
Project Limelight brings participants together with talented mentors who offer encouragement, instruction and motivation while working towards their mutual goal of a theatrical performance on a professional stage. We want to unleash the imagination, awaken curiosity and give youth in our community the opportunity to experience the magic of applause.
Facing your fears and overcoming your personal barriers gives young people a sense of confidence, self-assurance and creative freedom that will be carried forward outside of the program and into their school and home life. Young people who are involved in arts programs outside of school have a higher rate of success scholastically and are more likely to stay in school.
Generally a Project Limelight session runs for 4 months. Participants are introduced to many facets of the performing arts through 4–6 weeks of professionally lead workshops. The remaining time focuses on rehearsing and performing in a full length stage production.