AACA (Arts Advocacy for Children in Africa) wants to bring conscious awareness to art advocacy programs for children who have been affected by conflict. We view access to art as a tool to promote resilience within communities. Due to the existing importance of art as a cultural practice in many communities, our vision aims to highlight the potential healing aspect of reintegrating art into the community.
Arts as a Cultural Practice
Arts as a Healing Process
Programs Utilizing Arts Therapy
Uganda In Movement: Project by Ana Palacios.
Art inspires, stimulates and satisfies. Education of the imagination, a strong beginning for building a better society.
These jumps are of their energy, their claim and their strength. They symbolize transformation, transcendence and longing for a loftier present."
Project supported by the Spanish NGO In Movement, art for social change.
See her full Portfolio Here
Arts Advocacy at Work
Filmmakers Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine chronicle the stories of Dominic, Rose and Nancy, three Ugandan refugee children whose lives are torn apart by war. Residents of the Patongo refugee camp, the children prepare to take part in a nationwide music and dance competition.
Read a follow up Interview with Dominic
Empowering Communities Through Art
Let Art Talk© is an organization whose aim is to empower people by using art and dialogue to explore challenges facing communities. Our mission is to take art to grassroots communities and ensure that art is used as a vehicle for constructive change in the lives of people.
In Movement: Art for Social Change
is a registered non-governmental organization (NGO), founded in 2006, that implements arts education programs with underserved young people in Uganda. They aim to:
~Enhance creativity and imagination
~Build critical thinking and divergent thinking skills
~Strengthen social and emotional intelligence
Visit their site for more information