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AWAKENINGS PROJECT

AWAKENINGS PROJECT
CROWDRISE : Dec 08, 2012
Tax ID: 13-4249183
BASED: Wheaton, IL, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.awakeningsproject.org

AWAKENINGS PROJECT

Awakenings is turning 21

Awakenings has been empowering artists with mental illnesses since 1996.

The Awakenings Project is a grass-roots initiative whose mission is to assist artists with psychiatric illnesses in developing their craft and finding an outlet for their creative abilities through art in all forms. The Awakenings Project also works to raise public awareness and acceptance of the creative talents of people living with psychiatric disorders who work in the fields of fine art, music, literature, and drama.

The Awakenings Project has grown over the years to encompass several efforts, including Awakenings Fine Arts, The Awakenings Review, Awakenings Music, and Awakenings Drama. The Awakenings Art Show, which debuted in 1996, is now a regular activity of the Awakenings Fine Arts program, along with the operation of a working art studio. At the Awakenings studio, artists have access to a "drop-in" environment providing a supportive creative environment including work space, friendship, and solitude for those who seek it. The studio, located in Elgin, Illinois, since July 2008, is also used for other functions, such as writing workshops, play rehearsals, and receptions. The Awakenings Review is an annual literary journal published by The Awakenings Project. The Awakenings Review publishes original poetry, short stories, dramatic scenes, essays, photographs, excerpts from larger works, and black-and-white cover art—all created by persons who have had a personal experience with mental illness. The Awakenings Project also created a CD of original poetry and music by our multi-talented artists. We recently supported a powerful staged reading of founder, Robert Lundin’s Civil War play The Cornerstone.

Awakenings was the winner of the "Outstanding Contribution to Recovery by a Non-Profit Organization" award from the Irwin Foundation at Celebration Recovery in 2006. Awakenings also won a "Stigma Busters" award from Ecker Center at the Elgin Country Club in 2010.

Tax ID: 13-4249183 • www.awakeningsproject.org

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