Art in hospital for all children, from disability to inclusion

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The Art Explora Foundation and the It is Now association join forces to bring digital art to hospitals, to support children with disabilities through a playful, interactive, generative device accessible to all ‍‍

Art Explora and It is Now use new technologies to enable new encounters between digital works and children, whatever their disability.

Our mission

Working with digital artists to create interactive and inclusive works, which are then installed in children's hospitals and institutes for children with disabilities.

These digital installations offer an immersive journey, instantly sparking creativity, curiosity and interaction.

Our 5 current projects

Since 2020, Danny Rose's "Reflections" has taken center stage in the atrium of Necker's Imagine Institute , which treats over 30,000 children every year.

The success of this system was highlighted by the medical teams , and prompted us to take our approach even further.

"We haveaduty to federate contributory energies, and artistic energies are part of this, to go beyond care and contribute to improving patients' lives."

Laure Boquet, General Delegate of Necker

 

In 2023, the same work will be installed in the lobby of the Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant in Lyon, where over 80,000 children are treated each year.

That same year, Antonin Fourneau's digital work "Sonoscriptum" was installed in Saint-Maur-des-Fossés to mark the opening of the Village des Enfants Extraordinaires, an innovative center dedicated to disabled children and their families.

The digital work "Hors du temps" is installed at the Centre Robert Doisneau (Paris XVIII), created by artists Mouawad/Laurier. The center includes an Institut Medico Educatif (IME), a SESSAD, a FAM, a MAS, a CAJM and an Ehpad for 300 residents and their families.

In 2023, we also carried out the first project in Spain, at Barcelona's largest children's hospital, Hôpital Sant Joan de Deu, which cares for 250,000 children every year. The digital work "Hors du temps" by Mouawad/Laurier was installed on the Palliative Care/Chronic Diseases floor.

Our 5 projects for 2024 :

  • Pellegrin Hospital, Bordeaux University Hospital
  • Toulouse University Hospital
  • Institut Saint-Pierre
  • Delafontaine Hospital, Saint-Denis
  • King's College Hospital, London

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Our ambitions, your support

At the crossroads of art and technology, the devices imagined by It is Now and Art Explora make digital art accessible at the heart of children's hospitals. These works are generative, interactive and inclusive.

Our ambition is to support this vulnerable group in France by installing 25 interactive works in as many hospitals and reception centers by 2027.

Each work is made to order by a contemporary artist specializing in digital art.

Your support is essential to enable us to offer a moment of lightness and inclusion to sick children, children with disabilities and their families.

How can you support us?

 

- If you are a company:

By becoming a patron, you can send a strong message to your employees and customers in line with your CSR approach. By sponsoring digital artists, you will enable sick and disabled children to enjoy an artistic experience together, bringing a breath of fresh air to the hospital.

1 work installed in a hospital = €30,000 INCL. VAT

After tax deduction = €12,000 inc.

 - If you are a private individual:

Your donation is tax-free and contributes to a cause of general interest, the inclusion of children with disabilities.

Contact us:

It is Now, founded in February 2020, is a French association whose mission is to promote the inclusion of children with disabilities.