Through JOURNEY, some 60 artists will get an opportunity to earn from the sale of their art prints, as well as gain access to platforms for brand collaborations that showcase their talent and tenacity. Such opportunities will enable persons with intellectual disabilities to contribute to society and increase the visibility of their talents in Singapore and beyond.
Intellectual disability does not limit our special artists from expressing their creativity. Each choice of colour and paint stroke convey our artists’ emotions and, reveal their perspective of everyday life.
JOURNEY is committed to making a sustainable future. As part of United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDG), our platform aims to:
Promote a sustained, inclusive economic growth to create decent work for all [UNSDG Goal 8]
Our artists with special needs attend lessons to develop their art sense. Through this platform, they will earn an income from the sale of their artworks, thereby building their independence to support themselves.
Reduce inequalities within and among countries [UNSDG Goal 10]
According to Singapore’s 3rd Enabling Master Plan 2017-2021, persons with disabilities only form 0.1% of the private sector workforce. Those with complex or more severe needs struggle to find or sustain employment. Through JOURNEY, these artists are enabled to be financially independent, which improves their standards of living. JOURNEY aims to enable them to pursue their dreams and live lives with dignity.
Together we can make everyone someone.