Obshestvo IRAS - Mission Statement:
1- To facilitate the immigration process and uniquely enriching the art scene, thus boosting the morale amongst many jobless immigrants, and spark new hope and motivation for a comeback and renewal of their artistic carriers .
2- To build a cultural bridge, overcoming isolation and apathy to vitalize and modernize the repertoires , customizing them to present-day needs and requirements, ensuring success and financial security for the artists
3- To assist in the art education of the young generation, and be mindful of the elderly and their special cultural needs
4- To enlarge the membership base and double the current performances through extensive Media and PR efforts in 2006-2008
5- To establish and intensify international relations with other art societies, with the aim of an artist exchange program, to perform overseas and to invite their artists to perform in Israel.
6- IRAS Moscow (established 1 June 2008 - Evelina Rakitskaia - Bureau Chief), will facilitate artists exchanges and act as a close liaison office for Russia and all CIS artists as well as international art organization in the east i.e. RIAS - Russian-International Art Societies -(RMOI) Russkie Mezhdunarodnie Obshestva Iskusstva - Moskva.
This will greatly contribute to the mutual exchange programs and strengthen the cultural ties between our countries, involving offical bodies from both sides, including the R-H-I-O (PMOH) Russian Heritage International Org. and other art oriented institutions ..
Long Term Goals :1- to establish our own Symphonie Orchestra , IRASSO project. Its realization and progression pace depending on the ability to muster proper financial support through friends, partners and sponsors.
2- to establish our own Brass Band ISRU-BRABA with high profile PR coverage, a high profile show performance with sharp music, marches, Cheer Leaders, performing both outdoors in the streets and market places , mainly at sport and special events, as well as indoors in concert and community halls.
3-GRAND IRAS SHOW TROUPE - usually performing together with ISRU-BRABA
A great combined spectacle of Show and Music - a sure formula for success and expansion.
4- IRAS CHOIR - classical and modern repertoire to strengthen the IRAS identiy and further the goals with each choir member acting as an IRAS ambassador overseas.
IRASSO , ISRU-BRABA , GRAND IRAS SHOW TROUPE and the IRAS CHOIR will be mobile and able to perform anywhere in Israel, and abroad, not bound to one location or region as other Orchestras usually are.
Update : June 2008