Art Heals is a special fundraising edition of the Art Market on Saturday, 20th June, from 3 to 7 pm. Exhibitors will be encouraged to donate a percentage of the sales made on that day to Srijanalaya’s ‘Art works! Sangai Khelaun’ camp for children.
This Art Market will also organize a live auction of selected pieces of art donated by the artists, proceeds of which will also go the intended cause.
To contribute to this fundraising edition of the Art Market, please contact us to reserve a table (which for the occasion will be free of charge), describing the art that you would like to offer and stating the percentage of your sales that you will donate to the cause.
Please write to both Marie Ange Holmgren-Sylvain
About the cause :
‘Art Works! Sangai Khelaun’ is an ongoing initiative for children by artists, educators, and psychosocial counselors. Artists from different fields—circus performers, dancers, musicians, theatre troupes, visual artists, and writers— conduct workshops where children engage in creative and joyful activities. The goal is to create safe physical, psychological, and social spaces to foster children’s imagination and self-esteem. We believe that nurturing children’s imagination is an important part of rebuilding. At a time when children are experiencing varying degrees of fear and anxiety, art activities can help them focus on the present and find hope for the future.
The team travels to informal and formal learning spaces (schools/ child friendly spaces/ temporary learning centers/ informal community learning spaces) in areas where children have had to cope with the loss of loved ones, their homes and/or sense of security. We hold children’s workshops that last between 1–5 days. The art workshops prioritize local materials for the arts and promote shared learning among artists, children, and the broader community. We promote respect and solidarity among children of different backgrounds. A team of educators and psychosocial counsellors also provide support for teachers and guardians. We also train the teachers and educators themselves to encourage and nurture creative thinking among children.
We also encourage artists to join us in this initiative as mentors or educators.