The Art in Crisis programme of events ran during July 2017 across all 11 Crisis centres, presenting artwork made by artists experiencing homelessness. Crisis clients worked with professional local artists to produce a public exhibition.
Homelessness can be a devastating experience, leaving people without direction. Confidence and motivation often suffer without the security of a home.
Making art can spark a sense of self, producing focus and a clear outlook on the future. Last year 95% of the people who participated in art activities at Crisis found it increased their motivation. Creativity can build the self-esteem needed to move into education, volunteering or employment.
Throughout 2017, Crisis will mark its 50th year and consider how we can look to a future where homelessness is ended. Art in Crisis asks the question ‘What if?’, with pieces examining the past, considering the present and looking to the future.