Homeless Artist Workshops & Shows



We will visit homeless shelters in the San Francisco Bay area of California empowering people through artistic self expression. We also show the art work and a documentary film at events in the area

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

To shift public perceptions of homelessness and of the people who are homeless from helplessness and hopelessness to appreciation, compassion and connection. This shift is a necessary precursor to real social change and the beginning of a new paradigm for human beings that values who we are more than what we have

How will this project solve this problem?

1) Art workshops conducted by art therapists and art professionals. 2) Recording and editing original music with our portable studio. 3) Filming the activities at the shelters. 4) Art shows, film screenings and public events 5) Selling art and music.

Potential Long Term Impact

Social alienation will be diminished and conflicts will be reduced. Acceptance and inclusion of homeless people in our society will grow as people come to see themselves and their own humanity in homeless people. Real solutions will then be possible.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Project Leader

Robert Ballard

Executive Director
Ojai, CA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Homeless Artist Workshops & Shows
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