Half a year into our Lost&Found project we received a beautiful collection of interviews with the elderly. (more clips to follow) It melted our hearts and strengthened our conviction that what we do is important and needs to continue.
We are running out of money so please help us by donating.
We are back from the Arts & Health Conference in Sydney. There were so many inspiring talks and amazing projects, that it is still echoing in my head.
Vic McEwan from the CAD factory talked about one of those amazing projects in Yenda, a community in recovery after unexpected flooding. The art projects set up in this town to help coping and understanding this traumatic experience are just incredible.
Have a look at the website and the video below.
Browsing through the Helix Arts website, you can really grasp the importance of the arts and with it the impact. Their homepage has a lot of great little clips letting participants, artists and support workers tell their thing. Very insightful.
We have uploaded one here but please check out the rest on theirwebsite.
How to replace sadness with hope? Here is a good start.
Have a look at the Rwanda Healing Project movie, a moving film about how (to (attempt) to start the road to recovery.
To know more about the Barefoot Artist, go to her website.
With our next exciting workshops coming up this Saturday, we wanted to let you know that you can do them as well. Our workshops are readily available for everyone. We have detailed step-by-step guidelines of how we did it. The only thing we ask in return is that you send us some pictures so we can feature your project on our website. Good deal, no?
Please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
Make It Better is the latest Lizzie Bee project in partnership with the Sovereign Art Foundation and SoCO.
The project is a series of art workshops with kids in Sham Shui Po. It's about believing that you can make things better, even if you are a kid.
Want to know more? Have a look under Our Projects or go directly to the website www.saf-mib.org.
Besides from being a very nice and inspirational man, Brian Chapman is also the director of Lime, an Arts in Health organisation in the Manchester area. You can listen to what he has to say about Arts & Health over the years, by clicking here.
Art is ageless.
Read a heartwarming article about an outreach programme for the elderly in the London area. Please click here to get to the article on the Guardian website.
Whilst looking at the AHSW conference information, we came across Light Box - The Happiness Project. Their aim is very simple: to increase strenght and happiness of the city's people. We could use them here in Hong Kong that's for sure.
Have a look at their video, it explains it all very well.
An article picked up on Vicky Feng's blog about two non-profits investing in HK art.
Pure Art Foundation gives grants to artists but also has an exhibition venue available.
The Sovereign Art Foundation, runs the prestigious Asian Art Prize and even more importantly - according to us - funds local arts initiatives for kids such as our Make It Better - project. More information about our exciting Make it Better project will follow on our website in the next few weeks.
To read the full article, please click here.
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Tell me and I will forget;
show me and I may remember;
involve me and I will understand.
Old Chinese Proverb