Necessary Arts

Promoting social justice through our youth and adult arts programs.

Promoting Social Justice

We are proud to continue to lead others to be productive and innovative contributors to their own social groups.

"Reach the Unreachable"

Our scalable and adaptable community outreach program is targeted to the needs of both homogeneous and multicultural populations.

Necessary Arts

Promoting social justice through youth and adult arts programs

Upcoming Events

Necessary Arts Cycle 25 Graduation- Trinidad

“Out of the Mouths of Babes” is the theme of Necessary Arts’ 25th Cycle Graduation.

It’s also the name of a play that will be performed takes a look at what’s happening in society today through the eyes of Children.

The 25 graduating children and five adults will examine topics such as searching for the positive male role models, standing up for old-school masculinity, and females standing their ground and demanding their rights.

This production also deals with the huge impact of Covid-19 on all of our lives, the environment, family and life in general in a humorous and eye- opening way.

The production was written and directed by Penelope Spencer and will take place at the Little Carib Theater on 19 April 2021 at 7pm.

Child’s Eye Artist’s Collective Global Project 2021

Your contribution to the Sydney Friday Artists’ Collective project supports Sydney’s participation in a three-month writer’s retreat challenging him to produce 25-30 poems.

His work will lay the foundation for the artist’s collective project Child’s Eye, produced by NaimaThompson.com.

Thank you for what you are able to contribute to this cause.

Our Mission

At Necessary Arts, our mission is to employ an extensive and comprehensive program in the arts to empower participants to realize their full potential to become confident, productive and innovative contributors to our global society.

What We Do

Events

Development

We offer training and workshops for young actors and performers, volunteer teachers and corporate team building.

Outreach

“Reach the Unreachable”

We build bridges to connect children from all ends of the socio-economic spectrum in an effort to demonstrate the importance of being a global citizen.

Education

Education Fund

We are committed to sustaining access to quality secondary education for all our outreach participants.

Our Founder, Naima Thompson, Speaking on
“Teachers for Humanity”

Our Founder, Naima Thompson, Speaking on “Teachers for Humanity”

Testimonials

I appreciate what you’re doing for the kids; we appriciate having Ray and Nelyson in Kilifi, we really love them.

The children really enjoyed learning about making things using empty bottles and papers that we used to see like rubbish. But now the children were going to use them to make things like drams, flowers and much more.

Thank you so much, we really appreciate it! The kids also learned more about drama and how they’re going to be while on stage.

Thank you again, and I promise you that I will continue to work with the kids and what Ray give to me, like the learning and how to make things. We will continue do it with our passion.

Furaha Pascal

I will never forget the first day I walked through the doors of Necessary Arts!

I was only 11 years old with butterflies of excitement. Enrolling at Necessary Arts was not only an exhilarating experience for me, but it has also remained one of the most indelible and rewarding.

I was not only exposed to the rudiments of theatre – I received rigorous training and learning in adaptation and survival skills, which I am proud to say I now employ in my day-to-day activities.

Terneille Herbert

My first acting class was at Necessary Arts when I was 7 years old. They taught and challenged me to lose my inhibitions. It truly was magical to train there and so inspiring learning from two wonderful women, Naima Thompson and Penelope Spencer.

I remember their strength as leaders and their determination, passion, patience, and commitment to us as students. I would go to classes beaming ready to act and dance for my life.

The sessions were fun but also mentally and physically challenging.

Jonathan Bishop

Stimulating minds through artistic expression

Necessary Arts uses the art of performance to foster the development of literacy, communication and leadership skills, among its participants.

Sharing perspectives though the exchange of real-life stories will support a fair exchange of experiences and challenges facing the groups and will be expanded locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.

Outreach

Desired Outcome

To elevate the social consciousness of all participants

Objective

Our programs are designed to develop leadership skills, build self-affirmation and empower students and participants to achieve their highest potential.

Group dynamics, problem-solving concepts and conflict resolution strategies are implemented for experiential and discovery-based education for all ages.

We are building bridges to connect children from varied sections of the socio-economic spectrum in an effort to demonstrate the importance of being a global citizen.

Focus

Empowerment is the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.

Education is a human right for all throughout life and that access must be matched by quality.

Global Citizen is aware of the wider world and has a sense of their own role and responsibility in making purposeful contributions toward humanity.