About this project
HOME - an Art Aid Nepal Anthology
(The proceeds from the anthology will go towards supporting children who lost their homes in the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal earlier this year.)
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What does HOME meant to you?
32 talented multicultural artists have come together to explore this and the result is an A5 sized book with 92 pages full of illustrations and comics in full vibrant colours!
There is a lot of variety in this book!
And the artists come from across the globe and we have artworks that range from illustrations and comics to prints and illustrated texts. There are delicate pencil lines and bold digital artworks.
Some of the stories deal with the earthquake in Nepal, but most of them are personal response to the feeling of home. For some it is a place, for others it is a person or a feeling.
Each story in incapsulated by the phrase that starts with "Home is...."
And all this beautiful and personal art is for a purpose.
Art Aid Nepal enable us to use our ability as artists to raise funds. We wanted to do something to help children recover from the trauma that they faced during the earthquake and which resurfaces after every aftershock.
The 7.8 magnitude quake created a lot of destruction and loss of life. Even those who survived were not spared the mental trauma and even months later the aftershocks causes our hearts and minds to tremble. Thousands of adults and children lost their homes and are still displaced.
The need to help them remains, for their troubles are far from over.
The shaking continues, even months later. There have been nearly 400 aftershocks over 4 magnitudes since the first quake.
All funds raised from the sale will be used to support education and art therapy workshops for children affected by the tragedy. Art can help to heal and bring simple joy to their otherwise troubled lives.
With many schools destroyed vast number of children are now studying in makeshift structures at the Temporary Learning Centres.
Those who have also lost their home and are now living in tented camps. Many of these children had very little access to creative pursuits and now, after the quake, their options are even more limited.
The Children's Art Museum of Nepal have been conducting art workshops in the temporary learning centres in public schools.
Together with Art Aid Nepal, we would like to extend these workshops to the more deprived children in the tented camps. There are currently 30 camps for displaced people in Kathmandu valley. We will be conducting the workshops in the largest of these camps in Chuchepati which has more than 8000 families living and 200 children under the age of 12.
It does not cost much to put a smile on children’s faces.
One pound for one child for one art workshop session.
We have different funding options with amazing rewards!
You can support us for as little as £5 and receive a pdf of the anthology with all the artworks. For £15, you will receive an A5 sized printed anthology.
For £25, in addition to the printed anthology, we have an A4 "Hope for Kathmandu" art print created by Zoubein Rana. This will also be included in donation of £50 and £100.
We also very pleased to have a limited edition of an A4 art print by Mike Medaglia illustrating a quote by Gary Snyder - "Nature is not a place to visit, it is home."
For £50, along with the book and poster, a personalised pen and ink portrait drawing will be created by Elena Vitagliano in a manga style.
And finally for £100, in addition to the book, Kathmandu poster and a personalised portrait, you will also get an original artwork from the book. There are 5 artworks to choose from.
By raising £2000 we hope to provide workshops for the children in these temporary shelters.
But we don’t want to stop at that... we have bigger dreams too.
If we can raise £2500 we will give each of those children a journal and art materials so they have tools for creative outlet.
And if we raise more than £3000 we would conduct teacher training in the worst affected area to equip them with skills on how they can bring creativity into their classrooms through some very basic and easily found materials.
The more money we raise, the more areas we will be able to reach with the training. With your help we hope to reach as many children as possible and continue to provide support.
Help us help the children through art!
Special thanks to Marc Reeves for the use of his music on our video.
Risks and challenges
Once we reach our funding goal we will send the books for printing so we will be able to ship the book 2-3 weeks after the end of the kickstarter project.
To save on postage, we will be posting all the items together, so personalised portraits package could take 4-5 weeks to complete.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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