Art Saved my life Documentary Project


Here is the a breakdown on what art saved my life is from it’s kickstarter campaign which is now over but try to find ways to help this interesting project.What is Art Saved My Life?

Art Saved My Life is a documentary that aims to prove art has the power to transform, heal, progress, enrich, and even save someone’s life. The film tells the stories of creative individuals and the power that ripples through their journey and through their art. The film demonstrates the importance of art in people’s lives, especially art in the inner city and at risk youth. The documentary will feature interviews with visual artists, dancers, musicians, circus performers, poets, producers, art professors, holistic healers, comedians, and everyday people that art has had a positive impact on.

Art Saved My Life is one part of a three phase movement.

First Phase: Art Saved My Life

Second Phase: Art Saved My Neighborhood

Third Phase: How Art Saved The World

Why another documentary?

More than ever our ability to create and think critical is needed in the world. Society is calling out for creative minds to get involved and help solve the worlds problems. Creativity has changed peoples lives countless times, including my own life. I’ve seen art bring a diversity of families together, create the space for children to grow, help human development to thrive, it builds confidence, people become better communicators, it promotes self discovery, it helps with depression, it can change a community and so much more.

We believe that the more people understand that they have the power to create, the more we can change the world for the better. We want to capture the power and magic of art on camera and share it with you! We want to use these inspiring stories to show how creativity can change the world we live in.

“The world that we live in now is a world that’s already been created but tomorrow is still being created today.” Damon Lee Patterson

Who is the team behind Art Saved My Life?

Art Saved My Life is being put together by a very talented group of artists who love film making and believe in using art for social causes. It’s directed by Damon Lee Patterson. Damon is an arts educator, film maker, photographer, musician, community builder, and has an extensive background with art for social change.

Chameleon Arts & Youth Development is also partnering with us to help produce this documentary.

The role of Chameleon is three fold:

1. Chameleon brings the managerial skills to insure the longterm success of the project. They will act as a financial agent, helping with fundraising, bookkeeping, and distribution of funds for the project.

2. Chameleon is developing a workshop curriculum, including a workbook and a breakdown of successful evaluation procedures. This will serve to augment the distribution of the film to local schools, arts groups, holistic healing centers, libraries, churches, school boards, community colleges, universities, and to YOU.

3. Chameleon will also help with the marketing and distribution of the film, making it available on DVD, and offering it to national and international film festivals as well as select showings in the Kansas City Area.

Community art is a process, not a product. This process has long lasting effects, providing the community with methods for evolving personal, political and social changes. Criterion for community art – Hugh Merrill

The campaign has ended but you can still contribute through paypal

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