I AM: art as an agent for change
Between 2012 and 2014 Arts for Health is working with partners in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Italy and Turkey bringing together artists, people and communities in recovery from addiction, drug and alcohol professionals and academics, using self-portraiture as a means of exploring identity, stigma and the process of behavioural change.
The programme will address this by making recovery communities and recovery itself more visible, transparent and better understood. Recovery as a real life-choice to that of active addiction will be examined, promoted and celebrated. The process and outcomes will use visual art and multiple perspective representation to challenge existing perceptions and stigma.