“The Problems of children were actually those of adults. The values and possibilities brought to society by art started to appear in looking at the activities of the dear Me project, which delivers play and learning experiences to children in places like children’s homes.”
An online magazine “greenz” has published an article on dear Me.
It features various activities, revolving around the workshop we did with an artist duo “Kosuge 1-16” at Seibi Home, a children’s home in Tokyo. The article will give you a good sense of why we want to create a platform for children to meet artists, and encounter art thinking, as well as how we want to share these experiences.
Our website has been renewed.
In the “participate” page, we release activity reports, workshop information, lecture series, interviews.
We have received a message for our project from Esther Vossen, who was in Japan until recently to give a lecture and a workshop in our program. As a director of the Fifth Season, she runs an artist-in-residency at a psychiatric institution in the Netherlands.
The dear Me workshops of the AIT are very encouraging for children who have had fewer opportunities in their lives than most of us do. By means of art they can express themselves and share their thoughts and feelings. dear Me provides a safe space for kids to express themselves, as art in itself is open and doesn’t judge.
Fifth Season director/Beautiful Distress Art Manifestation curator
dear Me Festival! is a one-day event, intersecting between current discussions in art, well-being, and new learning platforms for children. The festival consists of three parts: Exhibition of artworks made by artists and children, and interviews of art and welfare professionals / Philosophy café for children and youth / Symposium inviting curators, artists, and innovative welfare experts. The event is organized by Arts Initiative Tokyo [AIT].
Venue: Hill Side Plaza, More info: click here!
AITと日本財団による、dear MeプロジェクトのWebサイトが公開されました。 これからdear Meプロジェクトが進める活動、イベントやインタビューなどを掲載していきますので、どうぞよろしくお願いします！