Támogatott projektek

Project title Autistic Art Program II.
Project code NCTA-2014-8153-F
Thematic area Provision of welfare and basic service to vulnerable groups
Name of the organization Mosoly Otthon Alapítvány (Smile Home Foundation)
Postal address 1123 Budapest, 1123 Budapest, Alkotás u. 50. A/6.
Phone 20/3989-291; 1-489-2200; 1-489-23-02
E-mail mosolyotthon5@gmail.com
Webpage http://autisticart.hu/moha/
Project manager Czunyi Zsuzsa
Project timeframe August 1st, 2014 - April 30th, 2016
Amount of support 65,034 €

In Hungary, there are tens of thousands of people living in residences that are practically invisible to the majority of society. Many of these people are living with autism, who are unable to live an independent life, however their creativity capacity is unquestioned. The residences do not have the appropriate resources to develop the creativity of the talented youth. By the project, the interested participants can take part in art therapy and in a development process so they can create works of art that have a place in the art market. Therefore, besides the focus on therapy and art, the initiative has effects on the contemporary art scene and on social awareness. The income gained from the sale of the art works will be a source of revenue for the residencies with financial problems. Currently 12 institutions and 200 involved people receive support in the framework of the project; there will be weekly art activities in seven residences, with the regular and active participation of 60 people living with autism. The result of this will be a unique, gradually enriching collection of thousands of drawings from autistic people, a selection of which will appear on the autisticart.hu and autisticart.eu web pages. In Hungary, this organisation is the only one that provides artistic activities with a modern art approach – that ensures much more success for autistic people than the traditional creative expressions. Several of the young participants have gone through an impressive development. There are some who have become great artists while they still do not speak, another member already opened his own exhibition. Furthermore, by the support of the grant and in cooperation with designers, the prominent art works will appear in the foundation’s design brand, the Autistic Art, created in 2013, on shawls, notebooks, wallets and pullovers. The products that receive great commercial success and publicity bring attention to the issue of autism and the people living with autism and help social acceptance. Through the income gained by the sale of the products the foundation will finance the residences and sustain the art activities.

 

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