Homeless Artist Workshops & Shows

by Hearts of Fire Project

Summary

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
$150
total raised
9
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

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

Solution

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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.heartsoffireproject.org
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Organization Information

Hearts of Fire Project

Location: Ojai, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.heartsoffireproject.org
Project Leader:
Robert Ballard
Executive Director
Ojai, CA United States

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