Background and Needs:
In its fourth year of collaboration with FUNDAHMER, ArtCorps is working to formally and sustainably weave art into FUNDAHMER’s programs in health education, women’s rights, sustainable livelihoods and conservation.
After beginning to develop an Art for Social Action methodology with staff in 2009, it became evident that a less technical and more open process was necessary, so that staff can connect with their own creativity.
By the end of the workshops, participating FUNDAHMER staff will have an increased ability to use art for social change in both institutional and community settings.
By the end of the workshops, participating FUNDAHMER staff will have increased their ability to integrate art into its educational curriculum.
Before we are able to see creativity and arts used formally by an NGO, we have to understand everyone's experience with art. This project intends to heal artistic wounds and encourage everyone's creativity after the 2009 Art and Methodolgy workshop, which was too technical. This workshop is based on suggestions provided by participants in the 2009 workshop. Recovering personal and group creativity is essential in order for staff members to have the confidence to enrich the organization and projects with tools based on popular education and art for social change.