Title

Rekindling hearts with art : a community arts project for the young survivors of the Sichuan earthquake

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice

Publication Date

9-26-2011

Volume

4

Issue

2

First Page

174

Last Page

180

Keywords

finger puppets, interactive life drama, song writing, collaborative painting

Abstract

A devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.9 struck Sichuan in China on 12 May 2008, resulting in over 69,000 deaths, leaving 37,000 people injured and 4.8 million people homeless. Immediately after the catastrophe, many of the young survivors were confused and lost, and experienced difficulty in expressing their inner emotions. In the past two years, Art for All, a non-profit-making community arts organization in Hong Kong, has run a series of art programmes for school children in the areas of Qingchuan and Malu. This article reports on the practice of various creative workshops and their support of the children.

DOI

10.1080/17533015.2011.616899

Print ISSN

17533015

E-ISSN

17533023

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Recommended Citation

Law, S. M. S. (2011). Rekindling hearts with art: A community arts project for the young survivors of the Sichuan earthquake. Arts & Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, 4(2), 174-180. doi: 10.1080/17533015.2011.616899