Philosophy and values

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We believe that the creative act is one of the most powerful ways to ease psycho-social challenges and strengthen resilience.

Creativity is essential for balanced, healthy mental functioning and can be therapeutic, providing alternative pathways for emotional release that can be difficult to express through words. While many studies have been done which demonstrate the positive effects of traditional art making on those who have experienced trauma, new media art (digital, interactive, immersive, mixed reality, etc.) has not been tested as much in this arena, but holds the potential to provide similar relief while simultaneously possessing the excitement of new discovery.