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KICKSTART
ART

Creativity.
Expression.
Imagination.

At Kickstart Art, we believe that creativity, expression and imagination are integral to a child's development.
Learn more about our positive impact, and join us in bringing art into the lives of migrant children.

 
Burmese migrant students drawing pictures wearing thanaka

KICKSTART ART AT A GLANCE

Here at Kickstart Art, we are driven by a single goal: to bring art, and art therapy to the lives of migrant students living on the Thailand / Myanmar border. These children have often experienced poverty, homelessness, and in extreme circumstances, trafficking or sexual abuse.
We aim to make their lives more colourful through art classes and fun creative outlets.

 

Every week, we travel 250km...

... to support 1,200 students...

... in 15 migrant schools.

 

WHAT WE DO

Creativity. Expression. Imagination.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Helping Build A
Stronger Community

We host regular events and workshops for all to attend. We believe that all members of our community can achieve greater things when they have a space to bring them together.

ART-IN-SCHOOLS

Bringing Colour to
Migrant Schools

Our flagship project works with 15 migrant schools and more than 1200 children. We run weekly art and art therapy sessions using a variety of materials and approaches.

LOCAL ARTIST SUPPORT

Providing a Platform and Employment Opportunities

Kickstart Art currently employs three local artists to head our Art-in-Schools project. We also hold regular exhibitions and events where local artists can display and sell their artwork.

 
 

Take Action Now

We are so happy you’re interested in getting involved with our work here at Kickstart Art. There are so many ways for you to help, and we truly appreciate each and every effort. By lending your support, you’ll help us to continue bringing art and art therapy sessions to those who need it most on the Thailand / Myanmar border.

We've listed three key ways to support us below, but if you have any other ideas, please do get in contact!

 

DONATE MATERIALS

Help Us Draw

We are always accepting of any material donations, from old paint and pencils, to more substantial art equipment and professional tools.
Art materials can be expensive or hard to come by on the border, so all materials are gratefully accepted.

Burmese Migrant Children Laughing

Help Us Grow 

We appreciate the generosity and involvement of all of our supporters, with every contribution making Kickstart Art an even stronger organisation than it already is.

Click below to learn what your
money goes towards.

VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

Help Us Learn

A core strength of our project is the variety of ideas and methods we introduce to students. We are always on the look-out for volunteer artists to work with, to design new lessons with imaginative techniques.
Contact us for more information.