ART HUG is an SGFA initiative inspired by an idea of a child, Juliana Ganendra, to create an art programme just for children. ART HUG aims to: (1) provide productive use
of time, so a child never feels alone or neglected, (2) support positive personal development and curiosity and (3)
build confidence - all through accessible creativity and expression. Groups of children, (ages 8 – 12 years) living in
local charities, participate in the monthly program, for free.
Through ART HUG, children are introduced to exciting perspectives on art history and contemporary art movements.
They participate in discussions on the relevance of art for individual and community. ART HUG allows them to explore
the world colourfully, nurturing empowerment and confidence.
The classes themselves are often taken by the artist or artists currently involved in exhibition or residence work, meaning
that regular attendance is rewarded with exposure to a wide range of artistic styles.
Invited children happily participate in the monthly program, for free.