Our transformative programmes had successfully shifted online through 2020. In 2021 we continued with our online workshops as well as went back on ground whenever COVID-19 allowed it. Our partnering Child Care Institutions and NGOs have consistently expressed how art is more essential than ever now for children and young people; it provides them emotional stability, a sense of joy and wellbeing, creative outlets to express their thoughts and feelings and also a way to engage meaningfully with people they trust, beyond the space of their care homes.
With opportunities to online education or extra curricular engagement often being sparse for the communities we engage with, we have created a wide range of original modules to step up to the needs of the time. In 2021 Artreach has:
- Led over 308 workshops with 30 different care homes, centres and communities with our NGO partners - TARA Homes, Rainbow Homes, Karm Marg, Salaam Baalak Trust, Udayan Care, Shiksha, Tonk, Yellow Streets, Nirvair and Jamghat.
- 32 artist-educators and creative practitioners joined Artreach's core team in leading our teaching programmes, community art projects and workshops. We would like to thank our volunteer artists -
- Each participant of our teaching programmes received almost 30+ hours in workshops of engaging with Artreach's high quality art education curriculum this year. We engaged with 933 participants through our programmes!
- Artreach-KNMA Teaching Fellowship's website became a wonderful way to bring together the first phase of the online teaching fellowships and art making by young people from Rainbow Homes, Udayan Care and Karm Marg.
We are strengthening our resource base of visual manuals, illustrated guides and visual presentations to reach more and more young people over the coming months. It is heartening to see artists and educators join us in this movement to narrow the gap in accessibility to art and learning, and we feel very inspired and hopeful seeing the results!
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