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Where/When is the event going to be held?
Coming in late 2011 – Sign up for the newsletter to the left, for schedules and more information delivered to your email.
Why is the event going to be held?
To create community awareness of survivors of trauma, sexual abuse and assault. It will give an outlet for survivors to display their work, attend workshops and listen to speakers in a friendly environment.
Who will be at the event?
Survivors of trauma, speakers, organizations that work towards helping survivors, artists, supporters and people with an interest in the area.
Can I submit my art work?
Yes, you can submit your own orginal art work. Please see the entry guidelines link for more information. Poetry and art work can be submitted via post and email and in person. Please use the inquiry forms for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Is there an entrance fee?
No, there are no entrance fees or fees to submit your art work. You will only be required to pay for shipping of artworks. There are no entrance fees at the door, or to enter artwork. Please see “entry guidelines”
I want to attend. Do I have to submit art work or perform?
No, feel free to browse and attend workshops. You do not have to book or submit works.
How do I get more information about the event?
To find more information concerning the event use the “inquiry form” – you will be contacted as soon as possible. Also see the on line forum at www.healingthroughcreativity.org/forum for more information and photos/videos.
Is Healing through Creativity a 501(c) organisation?
Can I be a presenter?
Yes, should you wish to inquire about being a presenter, please use the “inquiry form”. Presenters in the past have been survivors, authors, artists, workshop presenters, inspirational speakers, counsellors, college students and other members of the public with an interest.
What are the prizes for winning a division of the event?
There will be no judging of entries.
Do I get my artwork back?
Yes, you can collect the artwork after the event, or arrange to get it shipped. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the participant.
I wish to enter anonymously, can I do that?
Yes, you can enter your art work under a pen name or through your therapist. Please fill out the “inquiry form” in the first instance.
Who can enter the event?
The event is aimed towards survivors of trauma, their families and friends. You can enter your works should you wish to participate.
Why the title “Healing through Creativity”
The title of the event is thanks to the “After Silence” forum – a message board for survivors of rape and sexual abuse –
Can I submit my poetry/writings/drawings/artwork via email?
Yes, you can. Overseas entries are also more than welcome. We have received entries via scans and poetry and writings from the USA and other countries via mail, email and print and display for participants. We have currently received artworks/displays from Germany, Croatia, South Africa, multiple from Australia, UK, India, Canada and more. Photographs of art work will allow you to see your entry.
Can I volunteer for the event?
We welcome volunteers at the event. Without them, this event would not be possible. Please use the inquiry form for further information. Volunteers gain much from the experience. You do not need specialist skills, just a desire to help out. Volunteers can also participate on line and do not need to be in the USA. Volunteers can volunteer under a pen or alias name.
Can I sponsor or donate to the event?
We welcome individuals and organizations supporting the event. Support is much welcomed. The logos from organizations are displayed on these web pages for others to see. Please use the contact us form for more information.
Is this an annual event?
The first Healing through Creativity event was held in July 2006 and continued in 2007. It has helped many and gave hope and inspiration to survivors of trauma. See the photos to see what it was like. This is an annual event and will continue for the 6th Annual event in 2011.
I am a survivor and want to tell my story at the event. Can I read my poetry at the event?
Yes. Please use the inquiry form.
I want to submit a story to describe my art work – can I do that?
How long will you need the art work for?
Please see the “entry guidelines” for submission times and pickup times.
Do people get the opportunity to sell artwork?
Yes. There is an opportunity to sell artwork at the live event. You can also display and sell it online.
I paint/write/entertain for enjoyment and healing. I am not a professional. Can I still enter?
Yes, we welcome your much needed contribution and participation. Please feel free to enter. Art works submitted in previous years came from both professionals and amateurs. We display any art and all works received are displayed. Your healing art work will be displayed. Healing is important to us, and so is your healing artwork regardless of condition or quality. You do not need to be a professional. Examples of works displayed: hand drawings, short stories and poems; art works from therapy sessions, simple drawings and graphic art, homemade quilts and writings, papers. Art works created at the event is also displayed for others to see.
I live overseas. Can I enter my poems or artistic works?
Yes. Shipping and costs are the responsibility of the participant. Poems/images can be emailled if required. Many overseas entries have been received for display in previous years.
What was Healing through Creativity like for a volunteer?
I volunteered for the event in July 2006. My life has been changed. It is good to meet people with similar interests and similar backgrounds, which at times can prove difficult. As a survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse, the devastating effects on ones life can be traumatic, events such as this give an avenue for creativity and to seek peace. I hope you too can share in this experience. Whitedove.
If you have any further questions, please use the contact us for more information. We welcome your suggestions and your participation.