Art-Related Projects

Healing art for Uganda’s child soldiers – BBC

A UN initiative, headed by artist and Fine Art goodwill ambassador Ross Bleckner, aims to help children in northern Uganda suffering from the trauma of war.

Let Art Talk

An organization founded by Ugandan artist Fred Mutebi uses art to create change and empower the lives of people and their communities.

Art – Suffering Children Influenced Mulindwa’s Painting Style – allAfrica

Artist James Kiwanuka Mulindwa moved to Gulu from Kampala to work with children affected by years of war.

According to Mulindwa:

“The kids were traumatised by the war and were sleeping on the streets. The only way to lift their spirits from the point of fear was through art. So I would draw things in a way that would make them laugh. This was a healing process for them.”

Voices of the youth from Eastern Congo: “EXPRESS” – Condition: Critical

“This week, it is time for young artists of Goma to EXPRESS themselves. They are drawers, painters, musicians, dancers, and they have decided, through their art, to spread the word about the war that is ravaging their country.”

A very well-done video about the role music and the arts plays as a form of expression in eastern DRC.