ART FOR PEACE

Here at ART FOR PEACE, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all: promoting PEACE thanks to the healing power of ART THERAPY and providing ART EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS for the most vulnerable children, adults and families across the world.

 

OUR MISSION

As a non profit organization, we connect with at-risk individuals and groups to transform their lives for the better by improving their mental health, thanks to our ART THERAPY and ART EDUCATIONAL programs. ART FOR PEACE supports children’s education, womens empowerment, the building of cultural bridges and much more. Our WORKSHOPS and COMMUNITY PROJECTS are based on psychosocial best practices and can be tailored to fit the cultural and social needs of individuals and partner organisation’s frameworks.

OUR IMPACTS

AS CONFLICT TRANSFORMERS AND PEACEBUILDERS

The impact of art therapy on individual PEACE, RESILIENCE and DEVELOPMENT has been clearly established by neuroscience and as an innovative clinical therapy to increase positive mental health outcomes and improve the lives of its beneficiaries at all levels.

  • It brings an opportunity to HEAL so that people can cope with traumatic life experiences, generate more peaceful, balanced and resilient lifestyles.

 

  • It EASES community integration processes. We can’t expect from someone who suffers from multiple traumas to integrate properly into society.

 

  • Art as a UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE transcends cultural and dialect differences

 

  • IMPROVES STUDENT LEARNING. Neuroscience has shown that children learn better through play and creativity. Remember the best teacher you ever had, s/he probably was the most creative! 

 

  • GIVES A VOICE and a medium to express to the most vunerable populations, who’s voices are often silenced.

 

  • SELF-EMPOWEREMENT by encouraging concious embodiment and movement, in a society where digital media, cells phones and computers are reducing capacities to feel and engage sensory stimulation.

 

  • BUILDS CULTURAL BRIDGES between communities. Art therapy offers community members an opportunity to communicate in a unified language.

 

  • IMPROVES LEARNING and MEMORIZING abilities. Recent clinical studies have shown that movement therapy helps individuals solidify implicit learning and consolidate new memories and changes.

 

  • RAISING AWARENESS AND EDUCATING on challenging subjects such as conflict, abuse, human trafficking, prostitution or child labour.

APPROACH & PROGRAM

 

OUR APPROACH

We aspire to collaborate with humanitarian organisations that have recognized and implemented art therpay in the field such as the

UNHCR, Red Cross and Save the Children.

 

6 STEP APPROACH

Our 6 STEP APPROACH is tailored to compliment and enhance the educational and psychosocial frameworks of existing local organisations :

 

1. INSPIRE political and government commitments so that art therapy is viewed as a priority during crises.

2. GENERATE additional funding to help the millions of people in need access better mental health and psychosocial care.

 

3. PLAN AND RESPOND collaboratively with the appropriate art therapy programs that enable

our humanitarian actors to intervene in the field.

 

4. STRENGHTEN capacity to respond with the most efficient methods thanks to the help of our evaluation framework program

 

5. SUSTAIN engagement to have a lasting positive impact on the lives of our beneficiaries

 

6. FEEDBACK about each experienced mandate with a reflective report on each collaborative field intervention

 

OUR PROGRAM 

It is essential for us to engage a SUSTAINABLE positive transformation on our beneficiaries lives.  We offer :

  • WORKSHOPS - One week of full-time art therapy on required themes and problem solving.

  • TRAIN THE TRAINER FRAMEWORK - Three day immersion that provides specific training for caregivers and educators to ensure they can include an artistic and creative dimension into their work plans.

  • CLINICAL GROUP MANDATES – Weekly sessions for a two month period for groups on specific issues.

  • PSYCHOSOCIAL INTERVENTION PROGRAM - Two weeks full-time, three times per year.

  • BUILDING CULTURAL BRIDGES - One week artist residency program.

  • COMMUNITY AWARENESS EVENTS - Collaborations on specific events such as art fairs, humanitarian workshops and fundraising events aimed at raising awareness.

WHAT IS ART THERAPY

The efficiency of art therapy, as a clinical response to neuroscientific research has been shown to be one of the most innovative and creative psychosocial strategies of our times.

As such, numerous private and public schools, hospitals and humanitarian organisations such as UNHCR, Red Cross and Save The Children are implementing clinical art therapy programs into their structures. 

 

Our art therapists are accredited by ARAET and ARTECURA, Swiss Organizations for Art Therapy and certified by ASCA, Swiss Health Institution for Complementary Medicines which allows our beneficiaries to be paid back by most health insurances.

 

Within ART FOR PEACE, we use visual arts, movement, theâtre and music as a medium to engage the creative process which boosts the individual in a self reflective, empowering, and transformative journey. 

As an innovative human support method using art tools as a medium to empower and bring healing to human beings, art therapy impacts are long lasting and can be life-changing, benefitting participants as well as those around them.

 

What Art Therapy is NOT:

  • Making mandalas in a sketch book.

  • Reserved for artists only.

  • A casual hobby.

  • A classical art class – if by itself, artistic expression could heal we would know it by now. Just look at the destinies of some artists such as Van Gogh, Mozart or Amy Winehouse.

 

 

BENEFITS

 

Art-therapy as a clinical response to mental health needs brings concrete, fast and profound results on the individual’s well being. Whether as a child, an adult or an elder, art therapy is a powerful restorative creative process that transforms the lives of its beneficiaries and their communities for the better and in a long lasting manner:

  • Improving EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT

  • Improving self-expression through the UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE of ARTS

  • Creating opportunity to embody RESILIENCE, a BALANCED LIFESTYLE and SELF-EMPOWERMENT

  • Reducing PTSD symptoms, stress and traumas

  • Regaining a sense of control

  • Stimulating CREATIVITY and IMAGINATION

  • Increasing SELF-AWARENESS, SELF-ESTEEM and HOPE

  • Developing interpersonnal and COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Learning BEHAVIOUR MANAGING

« Art is a wound turned into light. » Georges Braque

Mark Twain

CONTACT ART FOR PEACE

Geneva, Switzerland

+41 79.766.97.88

Painted Heart

KEY PEOPLE

Committed to the Cause

AGNÈS AUBERT

Founder and managing director of ART FOR PEACE

Agnès Aubert, Founder and managing director of ART FOR PEACE, certified clinical art therapist and specialized in dance and body expression therapy.

 

Accredited by APSAT, ARAET and ARTECURA, Swiss Organizations for Art therapy and certified by ASCA, Swiss Health Institution for Complementary Medicines which allows art therapy beneficiaries to be paid back by most health insurances.

Since 2009, she works with NGOs and government institutions in the art therapy field, leading art therapy workshops and managing art education programs in Europe and in the Middle East.

As an performer and visual artist as well, Agnès is always driven on discovering new art forms that could serve greater humanitarian causes.

SOLÈNE LE SCAN

President of ART FOR PEACE

Psychologist and psychotherapist, specialized in expressive psychotherapy. 

Graduated from the Universities of Lyon and Geneva, she obtained the Master in clinical Psychology and social Psychology in 2011, the complementary certificate in Psychology and Psychopathology in 2012 and the post-graduate degree of psychotherapist in 2017.

 

She works in institution and privately with children, teenagers and their families and teaches psychology and psychopathology in an art-therapy academy in Geneva.

 

Passionated about art and especially dance and painting, she has been practicing these hobbies since childhood.

 

Convinced by the therapeutic virtues of artistic and creative practices, she specialized in expressive psychotherapy and introduced the creative mediums into her psychotherapies.

"To create is to enter a process of transformation. This process is present  everywhere, in everyone . To overcome psychological difficulties is to find a way of transformation in order to realized oneself differently.  To create is to illuminate one of the pathways that lead to resilience. "

MAYA KÜGELE

General Secretary of ART FOR PEACE

Holder of a Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne Bachelor and a social and cultural management Postgrade.

 

Organised in 2014 the first Health congress for wide public with Planète santé live at the SwissTech Convention Center de l'EPFL, in collaboration with main public health institutions of Switzerland.

 

Passionated about Hotel management and discovering the world throug travelling, works at Mungo Park since 2016 in a travel agency that organises eco-responsible travels on the african continent as a co-managing director and is the founder of a travelling blog called Paperplane.

MARION TERRIZZANO

Treasurer of ART FOR PEACE

Legal Adviser at Bank Pictet &Cie SA. Marion holds a Master in International and Humanitarian Law, a LLM in Financial Law and a Master in Political Economy with an emphasis on public development.

 

Previously working in the private financial sector, she worked at the UN and in several NGOs such as Red Helmet Foundation in Paris and School of the World in India. She is currently based in London.

 

Aside from professional path, Marion created the London_duck page on Instagram in 2015, a travel and foodie dedicated page to her passion.

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