Possibilize connects, inspires and activates to think and act in possibilities, in every situation. We enable people to use their talents and make dreams come true.
We do this by giving them a platform on which they get the opportunity to organise ground-breaking projects, such as Sencity, the international music event for the deaf, hard of hearing and hearing. Young people participate in all facets and at all levels of the project organisation. They discover hidden talents and develop them further. To eventually realise a project that seemed unfeasible at first glance. As a result, they see with their own eyes how the so called impossible can be made possible. And with this awareness, they can inspire other young people in their environment to think 'out of the box'.
The words 'can not' do not exist within Possibilize. Because we believe that everything is possible if you really go for something and think in terms of possibilities instead of limitations (what we call possibilizing). That you can realise every goal and every dream. This belief and previously successful 'impossible' projects give young people energy and self-confidence. Possibilize not only wants to inspire individuals to push their limits but also companies and organisations. We do this by engaging them in the organisation of ground-breaking projects. Because something like a big music event is not organised on your own. In this way, we build a large network of partner organisations from all over the world that work together on the development of talent. From large organisers of dance parties to small foundations that support a certain target group.
Limitation = Enrichment
In addition to inspiring people, Possibilize wants to show with certain target groups (including teenagers with a physical, mental, visual or auditory limitation) that artists with disabilities are an enrichment for the cultural landscape. Because they can use their handicap in their favour. For example, a deaf dancer has a lot of expression in his body language. And blind photographers (yes, they exist!) use much more fantasy in their photos. Therefore, people with and without a disability can learn a lot from each other.
Possibilize has a social ANBI (Dutch Public Benefit Organisation) status. This means that if you are paying taxes in the Netherlands and you make a donation to our foundation, you can deduct this from your income taxes. When you calculate your deductible item, you may increase this gift by 25%. A maximum of 1.250 euro applies to this increase.
Below you can find detailed information about our organisation, our policy, and projects, available as downloads (in Dutch):