SPAN

Who We Are

SPAN is the ‘Society for Performing Arts in Nigeria’, an NGO set up in February 2005 with the aim of creating a world-class standard for performing arts education and expression in Nigeria. Span offers exceptional opportunities in dance, music, theatre and visual arts to talented Nigerian youth, by inspiring, training, and empowering them, so that their creativity is unleashed.

One of SPAN’s main objectives is the empowerment of youths with various opportunities through SKILLSET DEVELOPMENT, and in 8 years of existence, we have consistently trained youths with appropriate skills and techniques that can help them build careers as well as facilitate the continuity of Nigerian art.

 The African people are known to have very rich cultural and artistic expressions that have shaped the artistic world for centuries especially in the areas of dance, music, drama and visual art; SPAN takes pride in these forms of art and is committed to its preservation and promotion.

SPAN as its name suggests, is more than an Organisation; It is a Community, a haven for the unseen to be seen; A Society, enabling artists soar beyond their wildest dreams; A Bridge, bringing together various forms of art, to ignite life-changing productions

 

Our Vision

Our Vision is to build a Performing Arts Centre where the richness and diversity of Nigeria’s culture and tradition can be nurtured, preserved and showcased for a unique experience.

We aim to be Nigeria’s foremost center for entertainment, education, inspiration and escape, through various forms of performing arts including dance, music, drama and painting.

 

Our Mission

To present, educate and create Nigerian and International performers who, through their God-given talent transform lives, and bring change to their community

 

Where We are Right Now

It’s been an activity-filled journey for SPAN in our 8 years of existence, and despite the absence of a much-needed PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, some of our success stories include;

– Creation of Jobs, empowering over 255 Youths

– Transforming lives and reviving hope

– Creation and development of a new industry

– Professional tutoring in Performing Arts

Through the 8year journey, we have been RECOMMENDED and RECOGNISED by several international bodies for the transformation we have brought to the Performing Arts Industry especially in the area of EDUCATION and PRESENTATION.

Some of these bodies include:

  • United State Consulate – USIS
  • Goethe Institute
  • Lebanese Ladies Society
  • American Women’s Club – AWC
  • French Consulate
  • South African Consulate

The Future

Introducing The Span Center

SPAN was founded in February 2005, with the vision to build a performing arts institution that would uniquely merge Nigeria’s cultural richness with professional training of international standard.

The SPAN center will add value to the societal and cultural development of the Nigerian arts community, and will deliver workshops and courses in a dynamic way, reflective of our vision to create “Social Art”. By unifying and advancing the performing arts, offering free community service to other foundations and schools, the center will present life-changing messages that will re-orientate families, children, and youth, re-channel and help develop skills they can use positively in life.

SPAN further aspires to be a hub of creativity where our community not only finds a place to escape, be inspired and be educated but also to be engaged in speaking life through the Arts. Our hope is to challenge mindsets to be empowered to serve our nation and affect our environment to provide a promising future for the generation to come.