Art in Crisis
by CRISIS UK
Sat 15 July 2017, 14:00 – 15:30
Art in Crisis is a national programme of public events presenting compelling, original artwork made by artists experiencing homelessness. Together, they show how art enables us to relate to the world and examine our place within it.
Homelessness can be a devastating experience, leaving people without direction. Confidence and motivation often suffer without the security of a home.
Making art can spark a sense of self, producing focus and a clear outlook on the future. Last year 95% of the people who participated in art activities at Crisis found it increased their motivation. Developing a creative practice builds the self-esteem needed to move into education, volunteering or employment.
Throughout 2017, Crisis will mark its 50th year and consider how we can look to a future where homelessness is ended. Art in Crisis therefore considers the proposition ‘What If’ through the eyes of our clients, with pieces examining the past, considering the present and looking to the future.
This event marks the culmination of a three-month project exploring film and photographic mediums. Crisis clients have worked with a professional artist to produce a public exhibition.
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