Innovative artists keep creative connections alive

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With lockdowns and social distancing becoming the new reality in the COVID-19 pandemic, one artist has reimagined the delivery of her art program to help kids express themselves through creativity. Rebecca Filliponi is one of many artists discovering new and innovative ways to reach their audiences and communities. Rebecca and her talented team have reconceptualised her ‘All the Feels’ therapeutic art project to provide the program through correspondence and online delivery at home.

Rebecca expressed that she became increasingly motivated to help children to connect and value their emotions having noticed the negative impact COVID-19 was having on their mental health. Parents had indicated their interest in Rebecca’s All the Feels program to try and support their children through this challenging and uncertain time. By running the program online, children could still access all of the content, and Rebecca worked hard to put together individual art packs that included workbooks and art supplies, which were supplied through non-contact deliveries.

The feedback to All the Feels’ digital shift has been overwhelmingly positive with Rebecca’s program selling out in just a matter of days and attracting a waitlist. However, Rebecca accredits this success towards giving up all of her pre-conceived ideas of what she originally thought the project would look like stating, “I took some time to think about what the essence of the program was. What were the goals and outcomes I wanted to achieve through the group and how could these be achieved in a safe way.”

Rebecca’s work and the work of artists like her are playing a key role in keeping communities connected during these challenging and uncertain times. It’s great to see how our creative industries are adapting to the current physically distant environment and we look forward to seeing similar stories like this.

If you have any questions about All the Feels or want to express interest in booking please feel free to contact Rebecca at rebeccafilliponi@gmail.com.