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Special Project
From the 3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

The Art of Elysium

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About this entry

The Art of Elysium is an artist organization built on the idea that through service, art becomes a catalyst for social change. Our full service approach rewards altruistic creativity by giving back to artists who share their gifts with those in need.

For over twenty years, we've paired volunteer artists with communities in Los Angeles to support individuals in the midst of difficult emotional life challenges like illness, hospitalization, displacement, confinement, and/ or crisis. We serve medically fragile children, teens, adults, seniors, those dealing with social, emotional and mental issues, and the homeless.

Within creating The Art of Elysium Stories, our goal was to create a platform to tell the personal stories of the individuals we serve. Jackie, David, Jacques, Amber each have a unique story to share within their journey of recovery and how they use art as a tool to cope during difficult times. Our objective is to show the positive impact our organization has on those we inspire to thrive though the act of creativity.

Why does this entry deserve to win?

Our work is unique because we cater to the patients that we work with. We do not limit our work to just hospitals. We also work with individuals in homeless shelters, hospice care, and seek out environments where we feel people can benefit from the healing power of art.

Our team members at The Art of Elysium work with volunteer artists to craft creative tailor-made programs for the populations we serve.


We currently offer 110 community programs a month serving over 30,000 individuals a year. Volunteer artists are then eligible for support services, ranging from artist salons and networking events to showcases and distribution opportunities. We currently serve 2,510 artists a year in Los Angeles.


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The Art of Elysium


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