‘My Monster exhibition’ created by 467 children

The uncertainty of the future due to COVID-19 pandemic, unemployment, crime, climate change, corruption, poverty and much more leaves children and youth with anxiety, depression, fear, lack of motivation and feelings of resignation. These changes are often seen as monsters, making them easier to understand, and therefore easier to overcome. With the Butterfly Art Project´s 2020 art campaign, BAP aims to reignite the compassion and courage in children to face whatever life brings to them. These monsters must be recognised and confronted to find solutions to act against them.

With the Butterfly Art Project´s My Monster training, we aimed to reignite the compassion and courage in children to face whatever life brings to them. These monsters must be recognised and confronted to find solutions to act against them.

Through guided art sessions, BAP supports children and youth to identify problems through their creativity, to find adequate expression for their concerns, to explore healthy ways of fighting the monsters they face and to spark a fire in them to bring change to the world.