Weʼre raising £5,000 to connect art with vulnerable individuals and families in their homes
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Art in Homes is a new charity that brings donated art works to the homes of vulnerable adults and families living in poverty.
Founders Emma and Melody aim to bring colour, inspiration, culture and design in to homes that ordinarily would have blank walls.
We hope to change that, painting by painting, by sculpture, by photo, wall by wall.
Art is rarely accessed when living in poverty, suffering from mental health or other social issues.
If you are at risk of homelessness, cannot heat your home, feed yourself or your family and struggle with day to day life, having a painting on the wall or a decorative element to your home would be the last thing you thought of, if at all.
Yet, this very thing: art, design, decoration can make a house a home. Give a sense of pride, self-respect and dignity, create inspiration, joy and distraction.
It is well-documented in many fields: mental health, physical illness, vulnerability, poverty etc, that art creates better outcomes in wellbeing and health.
”Art is as important to your health as nutrition, exercise and medication” Cathy Malchiodi 2002
We are still a very new charity, but we have begun. We are very excited to see Art in Homes grow. To become a registered charity, we need to raise £5,000 to meet the minimum charity income set by the Charities Commission.
Throughout 2019 we will be increasing our collection of artwork to offer to our clients and fundraising to meet our goals and grow as a charity.
For more information, contact us on:
F:Art in Homes
www.artinhomes.co.uk (coming soon)
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