ArtCHAT- A catalyst for social development
The focus is on using art as a catalyst for social development, and creating a greater sense of identity, place, cultural awareness, and integration.
ArtCHAT began in 2015 as an initiative helping creative youths growing up in Norway to build a network of like-minded peers. Through close collaboration within the network youths will be able to gain a greater insight into their own work, gain a sense of identity and understanding of place, and a greater understanding of growing up in Norway and Norwegian culture.
As of January 2016 ArtCHAT has offered monthly workshops on a non profit basis to groups of teenagers from both the local community and those currently still waiting to be granted asylum.