About Us

Art Not Shame offers tools and programming for youth and other community members to express and address mental health challenges through collaborative art‐making and storytelling. We do this by hosting workshops in partnership with schools, local organizations, and established community health programs.
Art Not Shame workshops provide participants with a range of creative mediums to explore and share their ideas and experiences – to create Art, Not Shame – our name and our mission.
We have deep roots in mental health advocacy, education, and community-making through art.
We are invested in keeping the mental health conversation going and advocating for the value of art in creating spaces of acceptance, community, and transformation.
We are not a mental health service provider. If you need help, visit the Mental Health Helpline or call 1-866-531-2600. If you are in crisis, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency department for assistance.