Arts and culture entertain us, enrich our lives and help us to engage in civic discourse. They stimulate our imagination , pull us out of every day routines and help us in realizing our own creative potentials. But not everybody can equally engage in the arts, many people cannot afford entrance to an exhibition , the theater or a concert due to their economic situation.
Young people and children from socially disadvantaged families often cannot realize their full creative potential. Especially children can let their imagination run free while drawing, crafting and playing music. A donation for a musical instrument or crayon can liven up a child’s day. For young people creative expression is an important way to articulate their individuality and to learn to solve conflicts together in a playful way. For people who have suffered through a traumatic experience, whether in their immediate social surrounding or in a violent conflict, art therapy can help them to overcome their trauma.
On betterplace.org you can donate for a child’s music lessons , enable young people to stage a theatrical play or donate a ticket for a museum to a needy person.