On the 29th of June, University Students of Performing Arts Association (famously known as USPA) held its Executive Board handover. The organization welcomed again Zosia Stelmaszczyk as their President and stated;
USPA has been with me for almost all my university experience – almost 2 eventful years. Thanks to USPA, I gained a community to belong to, which was even more important to me as a foreign student. And this is one of the pillars of our goals – creating a community, sense of belonging and togetherness for the creative souls. This year I had an opportunity to work with an amazing team. We worked hard, fought a lot, made up and achieved great things despite all the obstacles we faced. Sadly, the main project that we worked on for almost the entire term, our Performing Arts Festival, could not take place due to the COVID-19 epidemic, but nevertheless we had many amazing events and created many connections with both student organisations – such as Insite (the review collaboration) or DESA (script and poetry competition) and entities outside the University, such as Teatru Salesjan, Studio18, TandEM project, Aġenzija Żgħażagħ, Opening Doors.
USPA is not only an organisation for those who study Dance, Music or Theatre. It is for any University of Malta student who feels passionate about any of those arts. We aim to share passion for the performing arts on campus, create connections between creative students and show the magic of the arts. We had a lot of support from our lecturers and administration from the School of Performing Arts and our subcommittee members, which we greatly appreciate. Now, we are ready and excited to start another chapter with the new term. We are going to work even harder to meet our goals. Stay tuned to see what we have prepared for you this year!
Gwen Benito Saico and Christina Bonnici were also re-elected as USPA’s Vice President and Financial Officer respectively. While the organization bids farewell to Valentina Vidal, Daniel Formosa and Maria Agius Muscat, they welcome with open arms to their newly elected members, Denise Perini as their new Secretary General and Alex Weenink as their new Public Relations Officer.