What we do

We do global art expeditions for art students, artists and creative professionals to create alongside young people from disadvantaged communities, helping them unlock and build creative skills as a means to enterprise and employment.

Our Working Process


Art Expedition explained

TEAM SELECTION

We partner with an organisation in host country that supports disadvantaged children and youth. The Artist Team is comprised of a select number of Artists and Art Students who apply to join the team and volunteer their service. The minimal fee to join an expedition depends upon the country it is held in.

WORKSHOP CURRICULUM

Each workshop is designed to address the specific cultural context together with the Artists Team to ensure maximum learning and output for the Teachers and their students.The art fields covered include Painting, Print making, Photography, Illustrations and sculpture.

OUTPUT & IMPACT

The Artist Team gain an invaluable career enhancing experience while their 'students' acquire basic art skills and techniques. Resulting artwork generates funds to provide follow on support and continuity of the process with the host organisation and where possible, supporting exceptionally talented children to get further dedicated training in art.

OUR MISSION

A strong belief in the transformative power of art is at the root of our program and defines what we do. Engagement in the Arts is globally recognized as an essential ingredient of every child's education but it is a luxury for millions of children. The ArtBeez Expeditions mission is to create a global infrastructure that provides a means for Artists to work with disadvantaged children and youth to help them realise and fulfill their creative potential and become part of the global creative resource of art & design.

Our Art Workshops provide participating artists a unique opportunity to create within a stimulating multi-cultural context while delivering a threefold value to the local young people : (a)Art Therapy -a healing activity that brings joy and helps them overcome adversities (b)Art & Business Skills and techniques - acquiring means for earning and employment opportunities in a Digital Age (c)Empowerment - by building confidence through accomplishment and recognition.

The artwork and products that children create are sold through the ArtBeez online marketplace with a percentage of the profits going to the young artists themselves. Rest of the funds help buy art materials and future workshops with the schools or charities we work with. With the necessary funding from supporters, we hope to also enable art apprenticeships for the very promising young artists we discover.

ART THERAPY

ART TRAINING & SKILLS BUILDING

EMPOWERMENT THROUGH ENTERPRISE

WHAT YOU DO

Each Art Expedition is an unforgettable journey to fuel your creativity and experience the transformative power of Art by creating a positive sustainable change in the lives of hundreds of children and young people.

 

Learn, Explore, Discover

Immerse yourself in an intensive 3-4 weeks of workshop, absorbing the local culture, colours, materials, folklore, fauna, flora. Learn from your fellow Artists on the team and discover and mature your own artistic voice in the process.

Share & Inspire

Share your passion for Art and inspire its appreciation and discovery within young minds so they can add to the creative capital of the world.

Teach & Experiment

Help children and youth identify their talent and build basic techniques in a fun and hands on setup. Combine Art Thinking with Art Making in a stimulating context.

 

Create & Design

With a focus on innovation and idea generation within an interculturally diverse group, create something unique. Expand the definition of contemporary art and design by looking with a fresh pair of eyes.

Experience the Unforgettable

A holistic and life changing experience awaits you! Educate your heart and mind and hone your creativity living, teaching and creating amongst remote communities of the world.

Make a Social Impact

A unique opportunity to have an incredible lasting impact on young lives by giving them a few tools to overcome their adversities. The workshops are therapeutic and at the same time open up opportunities that would otherwise not be possible.
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Refuel your Creativity, Advance your Professional Development

HELP TRAIN UNDERPRIVILEGED YOUNG PEOPLE OF THE WORLD INTO  A CREATIVE WORKFORCE

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ARTWORKS CREATED

Artworks & Merchandise - created as a result of the intermingling of cultures, age groups and interpretation of the context of each country are sold, give the young people a micro enterprising opportunity and funds to continu

LATEST NEWS

Here you will find information and updates on our expeditions, future announcements and information on the artists and artwork they creations.

In November 2014, the Hampstead School of Art hosted our first exhibtion with the launch of their new art gallery.  The exhibition showcased the passions unleashed and dreams launched as our talented children experienced the joy of creating art fo

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Art Expedition in Uganda

Over the course of the five day workshop students explored and engaged in a range of artistic expressions under the guidance of professional Ugandan artists.

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So what are we about in short?