more than words.
My Create + Connect Project is a unique, creative connection project for nonprofit entities often serving the most vulnerable amongst us, conscious businesses, churches, and schools; bringing together the community you serve and those that work to support your mission closer together.
It gives a visual voice to your clients, helps your organization further your mission, attract funders, increases your staff morale, and deepens relationships with those you serve.
Create + Connect project options
We always begin here…
Working with your clients to create Collaborative Self Portraits
I can work with your clients one on one OR with two to three OR with large groups! Every organization and business is unique and the Create + Connect project will be customized just for your needs.
Regardless of numbers, I begin by creating collaborative self-portraits with your clients for one or two 2-hour sessions. It is an opportunity for them to share their story; to heal, to reflect, and to translate their emotions through visual images and color when words just may not suffice. They will feel seen, worthy, appreciated and empowered. These will be portraits of YOUR community, and the faces of your mission. These sessions are enriching and uplifting and are well suited to document pivotal moments in a person’s life, eg graduating from a program, release from incarceration, achievement of wellness goals.
Session pricing varies according to number of participants but includes the finished artwork, a digital file for personal use and (if desired) a frame for each of the works.
Creating an exhibit for your community and beyond
After working with clients to create collaborative self-portraits. exhibiting, we reproduce and share them in the form of an exhibit - even possibly a fundraiser for your mission driven work.
Allow your clients to be seen and heard by others, feeling worthy as humans in the world through an exhibit that connects and weaves into one of your upcoming fundraising event(s). The works produced are gallery standard artworks that can be reproduced in a range of quality print options to celebrate clients, form an ongoing and highly marketable revenue stream, and serve as a potent reminder of your mission. After the event, utilizing these portraits to further your mission. They can be shared on your websites, on social media, through newsletters, and in donor letters. Prints of the works can also be used to continue to drive revenue or simply share in the form of cards, posters and prints if desired.
Session pricing varies according to number of participants but includes the finished artwork, guidance on exhibiting and distributing the work, and digital files for a selection of print options including branded postcards, calendars, art prints, and web banners geared towards raising funds for your organization.
There are endless possibilities…
You know your clients best
I simply love this work and have done so many iterations that I know this process can be molded, shifted and structured just right for any situation. We can work smaller or larger, with less or more people, in stages of two or three workshops in order to complete our desired outcomes. Nothing is impossible!
So if you have an idea that isn’t exactly what you see above, connect with me and let’s see what we can create together so you can connect with your community through this amazing process.
Is my organization or company a good fit for this project?
Creating and sharing these images allows collaborators (your clients) the opportunity to choose to express and represent themselves outside of trauma, be nourished, and to invite viewers to connect with them as whole and equal humans. As I mentioned above, this project offers incredible impacts for clients, staff and donors:
They are offered a visual voice to share their story unlike ever before.
They are learning things and connecting with other people in the community by being witnessed in this format.
They are being celebrated in a unique way - being a part of the fundraising instead of just having the fundraising being ‘about’ them
For admin / staff / team:
This process enhances the creative leadership of the executive director.
This project represents an innovative approach to furthering your mission.
It is a visual translation of the unique population they serve, instead of just a graph or list of percentiles.
These experiences increase staff morale as it deepens relationships with their clients.
For donors / community:
This project shares a unique vision of who they are supporting.
This project connects with their hearts which inspires greater, more generous giving.
Every organization and business is unique.
I invite you to contact me to schedule time to talk so that we can get a better feel for what we both do and what we might be able to do for each other. If it's a good fit, we can discuss customizing the Create + Connect project specifically for your clients.
The possibilities are endless! I look forward to hearing from you!
Connect with me below to schedule a complimentary Create + Connect Consultation.