The One Festival of Homeless Arts
brings together works of art in many forms, from theatre and film, to sculpture and photography, as well as traditional visual art, all of which have been created by artists who are or have been homeless.
Brainchild of Artist and Campaigner David Tovey.
When Arts & Homelessness International bought an arts and homelessness delegation from Brazil to London in 2015, David heard about their work and how one of the homeless artists on the delegation had started a music festival – he took immediate action, speaking to people in the sector, galvanising support and launching the festival the following autumn 2016 with the help of The Old Diorama Arts Centre. We have held events in London, Manchester, Gloucester, Coventry and Zanzibar.
We aim to change societies perceptions of those who are or have been homeless through the medium of art, providing a platform for the artists, helping to bring back confidence and social inclusion.
David understands the transformative effect art can have for the homeless; it was his own creative tendencies that helped lift him out of a cycle of health problems and homelessness.
All shows and exhibits have been curated by David.
If you would like to partner with us and put on a One Festival event please do get in touch with David and let's see if we make it happen.
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