Vision and Mission
||| To promote tolerance in all areas of culture and inter-cultural understanding coupled with an international mindset.
||| To develop the musical talents of children, adolescents and adults from different cultural backgrounds, both migrant and settled, and to offer them social support.
Hit the Beat makes music with unusual instruments and objects. Everyone brings their music culture and individual abilities into the mix. But the main thing is to be involved. In their projects, they find a role for everyone and develop their musical creativity. | Choir, Drumming, Vocal coaching, Hip-Hop, Being in a band, Instrumental improvisation, Garbage music, Mini-orchestra
They do action art, or devise backgrounds for the musical shows with photos, films, and creative stage scenery. Depending on what is on offer, the participants have the chance to try their hand at a wide variety of visual arts. | Installations,Graffiti, Photography, Video, Painting, Handcraft
And action! They work out original dance choreographies, which entail creative combinations of traditional and modern dance elements, theatre, poetry and what lives in the locality. They also incorporate singers, musicians, and drummers into our ideas for the show. | Dance, Theatre, Spoken word, Poetry slam, Stick-fighting
What would a show be without technology that works, fundraising, catering or decoration? Students on a practical placement or job-shadowing get a chance to display and develop their organisational talents. | Planning, execution and evaluation of events, Finance, Fundraising, Storytelling, Marketing, New media, Stage, sound and lighting technology, Catering, Decoration, Security and fire prevention
Hit the Beat seeks to develop the participants’ self-esteem and their ability to be at home in intercultural situations and their soft skills. They are not looking to turn out perfect artists, but to meet the whole person in an authentically creative way. Thus they are constantly improving our standards and bringing out new talent. | World café, Sound journeys, Team-building, Individualised coaching, Mediation, Conflict resolution, Further training
Many young people that have been part of their projects still come back and tell them how this has had an impact on their lives. Through artistic work, they have learned to be more creative – many of them have become successful in professional areas.