About Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong
The Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong (ADAHK) had been established as a non-profit and charitable organisation since 1986. The Association is an affiliate of VSA (Very Special Arts) and a member of The Hong Kong Council of Social Service. With the vision of 'Arts are for Everyone', ADAHK believes that everyone has the potential and talent for creativity and a right to enjoy to the fullest beauty and vitality of the arts. We are dedicated to providing holistic services to support the development of arts among people with disabilities. We promote equal opportunities for people with disabilities to have access to and excel in the arts; and advocate an inclusive society through the arts.
Atelier CORNERS成立於1993年，為日本最具代表性的原生藝術(Art Brut)工作室之一。於工作室成立之初，日本社會給予自閉特色人士的機會非常有限，他們只能從事簡單的手工作業。通過藝術創作，我們希望擴大他們發展的可能性，並鼓勵他們表達自我。不久之後，奇跡便發生了。我們創作了許多藝術品，並成功獲得了國內外的關注。這些作品均有著獨特的魅力。工作室的成員們開始於藝術比賽中獲獎，吸引很多博物館和畫廊的興趣。於2012年，Atelier CORNERS的故事更印製出版成相冊「THE CORNERSONE」。最後，我們終於脫離了黑暗的隧道，成為日本最具代表性的原生藝術工作室之一。
About Atelier CORNERS
Established in 1993, now we are recognized as one of the most famous Art Brut ateliers in Japan. When we first started, the opportunities for Autistic people were very limited in Japan, and only performing simple manual works. To expand their possibilities and support them to express their individualities, we started using art. Soon after, a miracle happened. Many artworks were created and attracting attention both domestic and overseas. The art works of the Atelier CORNERS’ were amazingly different. The members started getting awards in art contest, and many museums and galleries became interested in their works. In 2012, the story of Atelier CORNERS was published as a photo book titled “THE CORNERSONE”. As a result of all of this, we have finally left our dark tunnel and have become one of the most recognized Art Brut ateliers in Japan.
About Taiwan Arts Development Association for the Disabled｜Luminance Art Space
Taiwan Arts Development Association for the Disabled is a stage built for cultivation of artists with different abilities with an aim to introduce their exceptional artistic talents and hard work to the world through artworks. ‘Luminance Art Space’ has been established with a concept that ‘in the luminance, no more darkness’. We hope the art space can help people with disabilities to resonate with the world, to see the light and hope in one another and to bring love and harmony to the community.
People with disabilities face various setbacks and communication barriers in everyday life, which often leads to vulnerability, low self-recognition and underestimate of their own potential and capabilities. We hope the power of art and creativity helps people to regain courage, confidence and strength to overcome challenges in life. We encourage them to express their lifestyles, culture and self-identity through art. With unique artistic styles and perspectives, the artists use artworks as a means to present their own life experience and stories. Art is like a bridge that empowers and supports people with different abilities to interact, motivate and enrich each other towards a social atmosphere that is inclusive and respectful of diversity.