Crisis Zine launch – Art in Crisis Festival 2017

Join us for the launch of a new zine produced by Crisis clients in collaboration with Sarah Taylor Silverwood. Featuring writing and artwork, this zine is inspired by the question ‘What If?’, and explores alternative realities from the past, present and future.

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.

The public events in July mark the culmination of a three-month project exploring photographic mediums. Across all 11 Crisis centres, Crisis clients have worked with a professional artist to produce a public exhibition.

crisis.org.uk/artincrisis
@art_in_crisis #whatif

 

Join us for the launch of a new zine produced by Crisis clients in collaboration with Sarah Taylor Silverwood. Featuring writing and artwork, this zine is inspired by the question ‘What If?’, and explores alternative realities from the past, present and future.

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.

The public events in July mark the culmination of a three-month project exploring photographic mediums. Across all 11 Crisis centres, Crisis clients have worked with a professional artist to produce a public exhibition.

crisis.org.uk/artincrisis
@art_in_crisis #whatif