The Art Meets Activism grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women will allow us to provide trauma-informed artmaking with survivors of intimate partner abuse. 

This Art Meets Activism grant will provide an advocate on staff with training and certification in therapeutic artmaking. We’ll be able to offer art-based support groups for residents at shelter, as well as community-based workshops for survivors receiving supportive services outside of shelter, with an informed focus on healing. Open studio sessions will also be available for self-guided art.  

The goal of these activities is to help survivors heal emotionally. Similar to the nature-based healing approach of our farm, trauma-informed art-making may increase survivors’ confidence, leading to improved feelings of self-worth and well-being. Through group sessions, there is the opportunity to become more connected to community, ultimately reducing the frequent feelings of isolation some survivors experience.    

We are honored to receive this grant and be among so many inspirational women and organizations. Here is a full list of fellow grant winners 

About KFW 

The Kentucky Foundation for Women is a private foundation formed in 1985 by Louisville writer Sallie Bingham.  Its mission is to promote positive social change by supporting varied feminist expression in the arts.