Art Vision Istanbul

Sanat Vizyon Istanbul (or in English, Art Vision Istanbul) consists of a small group of dedicated individuals who see art as a means for peace and healthy mental development amongst Syrian refugee children living in Turkey.

Based in Australia and Turkey we are working together raising funds to provide art equipment for kids on the streets. From canvases and paintbrushes to recording equipment and cameras we want painting, drawing, singing, dancing, poetry and photography to flood the streets of Istanbul!

Will you come alive with us? ✏️❤️

Contact us here on GoFundMe or on our Facebook page to find out ways you can help.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/sanatvizyon/about/

İnşallah, Mark Nadir Runkovski, Donna Treby, Imran Khan and Alicia Hawken

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Sanat Vizyon İstanbul (veya İngilizce'de, Art Vision İstanbul) mülteci çocuklarının akıl sağlanın gelişiminde sanatı kullanan yardımsever bir grup insandan oluşmaktadır.

Sanat Vizyon İstanbul bağış toplamak için hem Türkiye'de hem Avustralya’da kurulmuştur. Yardımseverlerden gelen bağışları sokakta yaşayan Sureyeli mülteci çocuklar için sanat araç gereçleri satın alımında harcıyoruz.

Kağıt ve fircalar’dan kameralar ve kayıt ekipmanlar’a boyuma çızılma, şarki söyleme, dance etme, şiirlik ve fotoğraflık İstanbul’nın sokaklarda canlanmak istiyoruz!

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Facebook sitemize bakıp bize katılabilirsiniz! Sizlerden gelecek teklif ve fikirlere açığız. Umarım projemize sizde katılırsınız.

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İnşallah, Mark Nadir Runkovski, Donna Treby, Imran Khan and Alicia Hawken

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For those interested in knowing more about us, here's a little story...

As you may or may not be aware, there are currently around 8.7 million Syrian refugees living overseas as a direct result of the ongoing civil conflict in their home nation. Turkey has the highest number in the world, with 2.7 million currently taking refuge in the country, many in Istanbul, and many being children.

While direct capital investment in such humanitarian crises is often hailed the most effective way of providing assistance, we believe that in the case of the current crisis in Syria, the specific psychology is different. In my experience, the provision of a long-term “platform” in which people, namely children, can express their emotions, and moreover be allowed to express them, is extremely important in surpassing civil conflict.

For Syrian children especially, the political reasoning for the great upheaval that has occurred in their country has gone unnoticed; all they have been witness to is the day-to-day suffering of their friends and family.

As you can imagine their emotions are a potent mixture of sadness and hate. We believe at the delicate and impressionable stage of life that is childhood, such strong emotions can be extremely powerful, in one way or another. They divide young people into those that channel the hate and those that channel doing something to ensure others never experience what they have been through themselves. We need to make sure that they follow the latter pathway as unfortunately the former is what militant groups prey on and use as fodder for committing their own agendas.

So, this is where Art Vision comes in. We are looking for financial support and exposure in Australia to supply art equipment to young refugees on the streets of Istanbul. Art is a powerful tool that has been used throughout the centuries to release, and normalise, negative emotions. Think of artists like Van Gough, Monet, Queen, the Royal Family dance group, Sia, Shakespeare…all used/use art in whatever medium (poetry, dance, music, painting etc.) to release desperation. In many cases, this has assisted in the acceptance of a situation and allowed individuals and many followers to gain empowerment and energy to move on.

We will travel to Istanbul each year to deliver the phases of the project. We will work with friends and colleagues in the city to purchase art equipment and distribute amongst children in 3 primary central districts. We will photograph all our progress and the children's artwork and share on our Facebook page...

https://www.facebook.com/pg/sanatvizyon/about/

We believe very strongly in the power of humanity, in that from the very worst of situations we can feel gratitude for a moment that, if used wisely, can inspire the most powerful of positive change, the change we all wish to see in the world. Although this is an issue far away from home for us in Australia, we must understand we are biologically and emotionally connected to it; capable and responsible of helping, in an understanding that one day we too may need that help. In a time when the world is changing beyond recognition from east to west we must take this social contract of kindness as our foundation and use it as our launchpad so that from the dark, comes light.

If you would like to be involved in this project, have ideas to help us grow or would like to donate. Please get in touch!

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Mark Nadir Runkovski 
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