Our vision is that children in every hospital in Ireland will be able to access our creative programmes. Corporate sponsorship can help to make this dream a reality.
The Cloudlands project for teenagers at Temple Street Children’s University Hospital, Dublin, would not be able to run for 3 years without funding from the BNP Paribas Foundation Smart Start Programme. Because of this funding, adolescents who have to spend long periods of time in the hospital are able to collaborate with a professional artist over weeks and sometimes months to develop new artworks based on their ideas, interests and experiences, using the visual arts, storytelling, puppetry, photography, filmmaking and animation. The project encourages self-expression and social interaction, and helps participants to regain a sense of control and choice over their lives.
We would like to bring Cloudlands to more paediatric departments around Ireland and brighten up more teens’ lives. If you would like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities with Helium, please email Artistic Director Helene Hugel: firstname.lastname@example.org