Profile Highlight: NEXTDOOR art + group + you (Belleville, ON)
As ArtBridges’ Community-Engaged Arts Directory grows, we realize that it’s a bit overwhelming to read through all of the profiles. We’re hoping that by occasionally highlighting some profiles on our blog, you may learn about an initiative that you may not have initially seen in the directory. Also, if you know of a Canadian community-engaged arts for social change initiative that isn’t in our directory, but should be, please let us know! We love and need your input/feedback in building this resource! -Lisa, Content Coordinator at ArtBridges.
NEXTDOOR is an “inclusive arts-based group that promotes mental health to those feeling isolated and alone by creating a sacred space where individuals can come together on a weekly basis to reflect on poetry, create art and be introduced to visiting artists. The aim of the program is to be accessible with no cost to the participants. Values: Non-judgement, Safe, Inclusive, Open, Kind, Fun, Compassion, Supportive, Creative, Empowering.”