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 In today’s world we have created our own challenge, are we now up to the task of facing it ?
In this task what is the part Artists/Musicians can assume ?
Antara Project
10 June 2011
Artists speak
Mission statement
Our world, our challenge !
Artists-Creators speak in a language that transcends prejudices and taboos, a language that nourishes the soul, asks questions, appeals to the imagination, to spirituality and creativity. It is in constant motion as we all are and to be stationary is not an option. 
With talent and gifts come great responsibilities. With public performances, exhibitions, with audiences and appreciation comes opportunity to challenge, to make a difference or at least raise awareness.
The language of Art questions and has the power to motivate and energise.
The role of the artist has always been to express what is “naturally meaningful” even if this is uncomfortable and unpopular.
The Antara Project aims to regroup artists who feel strongly about the place and rôle of Art in our society today and even more so in these troubled times.
The language used aims to move away from the usual “polite and nice” for it is time to speak clearly without constraint. This troubled world of ours calls out to us in a most urgent and obvious way, there is no more time to face this with half a mind or in an easy going manner.
We mean to illustrate the strength and responsibility Art has as it mirrors the present, with all our hopes and fears.
In today’s world we have created our own challenge, are we now up to the task of facing it ?
In this task what is the part Artists can assume ?
I believe that our self imposed society today disconnects us from what is natural and real. 
We are easily manipulated, we do not question enough and things we know we disapprove of are done in our name benefitting from our own moral lethargy.
We are lulled into a sense of complacency, we prefer to believe that all is somehow either “fine” or “inevitable”, and that we as individuals are powerless.
To challenge this implanted idea honestly is the most exciting task of this generation and the next.
The wrong kind of hope encourages apathy and too much gloom invites denial, helplessness or detachment. 
The balance of our planet is fragile yet our mother Earth is sound, generous and purposeful.
We have a place, a role, responsibilities, but often misguided we treat our planet as if we own it without realising that we are but a part of it. 
All on this Earth is in the sharing and respect of all life forms. All things are linked, Air, Water, Trees, Light, Soil, Plants, Animals and People. We have choices and we can make a difference to our future.
“We must become the change we want to see in the world” Mohandas Ghandi

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