The open stage strives to encourage young people to showcase their talent. There are many young talented individuals who do not have the opportunity to express themselves due to lack of such platforms and motivation to showcase talent. Stand Up Shout Out Open Stage seeks to be that platform for dancers, poets, musicians, and all performing artists. We hope to create a link between Studios, Producers and the Media with the performers, providing them with a chance to excel in their talents, creating careers. Open Stage gives artists an opportunity to experience and explore different types of music genres, be it in dance or song. Artists can also learn how to work on stage or more importantly how to “work a crowd”. Stand Up Shout Out has created an Open Stage Alumni that allows past artists to come back and motivate the current Open Stage artists. Here they get to share their success and failings as well as provide advice on how to proceed after Open Stage. Our aim is to connect a wide pool of people from all walks of life to nurture their creative skills and encourage them to help each other to become better performers and artists.