Support us in crowdfunding for the delivery of art therapy to asylum seekers in Derby. The project aims to create a ‘silent library’ which will feature artwork from participants giving them an opportunity to narrate their journeys of migration. 

With your help, we can provide a safe space for participants who have fled war, persecution, torture and fear in their home countries to begin to process their experience through artistic activity and supporting an increase in their wellbeing. Your donation will enable the project to be delivered over 12 weeks with around 15 asylum seekers attending each session. Booklets will be produced to convey participants identities, and their hopes and dreams, which will then be preserved in our delivery partner Artcore’s library, accessed by over 10,000 people in 2017-2018.

An additional aim for this project is to encourage a greater understanding of the issues affecting asylum seekers and the art work will support community cohesion within Derby's city community.

What you can expect in return (if you give us permission to email you):

  • An invitation to the public launch of the silent library
  • A case study detailing the impact your donation made on a new arrival.
  • Regular updates on the work of Migrant Help.