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Door of Hope Project
North East Artisans
122 Bridge St East, Benalla 3672
Enquiries: 5762 8171 / 0478607838
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website/Contact Us: http://northeastartisans.org/door-of-hope
Door of Hope Project & Exhibition
The ‘Door of Hope’ project has been developed by NEA artisans keen to provide opportunities for people in the Benalla community who have artistic capacity and dreams but haven’t had opportunities to have them realised. It is a courageous initiative for a small, non-profit organisation which aims to give people with a love of art an exposure to learning about art in an environment of encouragement and support.
Funded largely by a grant from Benalla's award winning philanthropic organization the Tomorrow Today Foundation, supported by NEA’s executive committee and facilitated by member artisans selected to take Door of Hope courses, the program is located in the artisan community environment at NEA, where local artisans exhibit their work and from which a number of artisans work in studio environments.
What the Door of Hope offers
From February to April in 2017 the Door of Hope will offer twelve hours of class time free of charge to 24 people with a choice of two programs -‘From Fibre to Felt', offered by textile innovator Annie Longmuir and ‘Subject/Object/I--Self Mapping Through Art'’, offered by local creative Edie Black.
Each group will consist of a maximum of 12 participants who will work with Edie and Annie to meet achievable personal goals in developing and exhibiting a work for exhibition and possible sale.
Each course is made up of two hour classes over a period of six weeks commencing in mid February – studio time may also be offered at the discretion of the teacher and students involved.
Courses conclude with a joint showcase exhibition in gallery space at NEA during the Wall to Wall Arts Festival and the possibility of continued exhibiting of work in the NEA Gift Shop and Gallery.
The Door of Hope project is built around strengths focused and resilience developing principles. A reflective writing process will capture the process of working towards goals and the self awareness which accompanies this.
NEA’s Door of Hope project offers two x 12 hour art courses which includes the opportunity to exhibit and possibly sell in NEA’s exhibition space as part of the Wall to Wall Art festival in Benalla in April 2017.
How to Apply or Refer
Applications may be by self referral or by referral from community agencies
Self referral - complete page one of the Application Form
Community agencies/other - for example
To refer someone you know who is creative but has had limited opportunities to explore and develop their creativity further, complete and return both sides of the application form and return to NEA.
With permission of the participant, parents/carers and case worker/advocates from community agencies may be drawn upon and encouraged to provide encouragement and support.