Hello, we’re Community Arts Box and we’re fundraising to exhibit the art of an incredible group of local and international refugees and asylum seekers.
Community Art Box is a grass roots CIC that supports marginalized communities through the creative outlet of arts. Through our work with these communities, including refugees and disadvantaged youth, we foster positive social impact, social inclusion and accessibility.
Over the last 7 months, we have led a community initiative 'We Are Here'. We have curated weekly art sessions with asylum seekers who are currently stuck in a hostile and isolated environment. This has provided a safe space for self expression and for their stories to be told through the arts. Across intimate and explorative drawings, paintings, photography, music and poetry we have worked together to capture the essence of their experiences of being asylum seekers in today's world, and often the trauma that shadows this. We want to share their stories with the world and are fundraising to set up a 5 Day Exhibition, We Are Here, allowing their personal accounts to be seen and heard.
This is an opportunity to create space for the most important perspective on the refugee crisis, but often the lens we do not get to see through in the media. Please help us support the creativity of resilient asylum seekers, by donating below! This creativity has become a lifeline for many of the asylum seekers we work with and a global story that needs to be heard. We can celebrate their strength and resilience by ensuring their art is seen, through our exhibition. Thankyou!