ABOUT ART FOR GOOD

At Art for Good, we use the simple concept and philosophy of using art to create good.
Using Art Therapy, we use the visual arts to promote good mental health and well being.
As a social enterprise, we provide professional art services to create art projects and programs which give back to the community.
We believe that art and good mental health is for everyone and it is important to start from an early age.
Our vision is to use art to help as many children as possible, especially those who are in need.

Art Therapy

The purpose of art psychotherapy is essentially one of healing and can be successfully applied to clients with physical, mental or emotional problems, diseases and disorders.

Clinical art therapy sessions, workshops and lectures are conducted by certified Art Therapists with a Masters in Art Therapy.

Art Education

Teaching of technical art making skills, using different art mediums, to create mastery. Learning new skills is an important developmental process in both adults and children.

We develop art curriculums infused with positive art therapy elements focusing on a strengths based approach. Our curriculums and programs are developed by certified Art Therapists.

Community Art

Giving back through community art projects gives meaning, a sense of appreciation and makes the world a beautiful place. Community art creates a more inclusive society by engagement.

Team bonding activities using art with a give back element which creates good and builds relationships by creating together.

Shop

Our Online Shop provides empowerment through the sales of art products created by our artist community and beneficiaries.
We empower them by showcasing and selling their art.

We tell their stories, enable them by working with their strengths, apply therapeutic benefits of art which can help them through their difficulties and also earn passive income.

VISION

We believe that art and good mental health is for everyone and it’s important to start from an early age.

MISSION

Our mission is to use art to help as many children as possible, especially those who are in need.

Join us on our journey to use art for social change.

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Founder's Note

Amanda Chen – Art Therapist

Inspired by The Starfish Story: One Step towards Changing the World

Once upon a time, there was an old man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach every morning before he began his work. Early one morning, he was walking along the shore after a big storm had passed and found the vast beach littered with starfish as far as the eye could see, stretching in both directions. Off in the distance, the old man noticed a small boy approaching.  As the boy walked, he paused every so often and as he grew closer, the man could see that he was occasionally bending down to pick up an object and throw it into the sea.  The boy came closer still and the man called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?” The young boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean. The tide has washed them up onto the beach and they can’t return to the sea by themselves,” the youth replied. “When the sun gets high, they will die, unless I throw them back into the water.“ The old man replied, “But there must be tens of thousands of starfish on this beach. I’m afraid you won’t really be able to make much of a difference.” The boy bent down, picked up yet another starfish and threw it as far as he could into the ocean. Then he turned, smiled and said, “It made a difference to that one!”

Art for Good set up under the premise of the coming together of like-minded creative individuals to collaborate and develop creative projects with greater social impact. As an individual we can do so much, through collaboration, we can do so much more. Imagine a group of people standing on the shore throwing back many starfishes into the water.

Art has so many positive applications and the potential to create so much good! We strongly believe in the work that we do and in collaboration, we believe together we can achieve so much more! As a social enterprise, we do not wait for handouts, instead, we look for sustainable and creative ways to conduct our art projects and programs to create good. While some projects are pro-bono or on a volunteer basis, we strongly believe that artists should be fairly paid and remunerated, we strive to working towards that outcome.

We want to create the potential, the community, the platform and invite open hearts to want to create good using art!

And we invite you to join us on this journey!