Our work closely follows our guiding principles:
Respect: Our Company operates on the principle that respect is the first and most essential foundation of our work. We aim to treat our clients and the communities we serve with the utmost dignity and respect.
Creativity: Our Company operates on the belief that creativity and the arts have the ability to help people, groups, and communities to learn, grow, connect, and improve. We believe in the arts as a vehicle for both personal and social change, and see creativity as a gateway to improved health, education, and lives.
Collaboration: We believe that collaboration is the driving force behind both the effectiveness and success of the programs we offer. Our programs emphasize bidirectional learning and encourage collaboration between individuals of all different backgrounds.
Commitment: Expressive Arts Place is greatly committed to the people and communities we serve and to our mission of increasing access to quality mental health information, supporting school systems, helping to improve quality of life, and bringing people together through the arts. Our commitment is our promise.
Research: Expressive Arts Place realizes the great necessity to make the Expressive Therapies and mental health education accessible and culturally adapted to meet the needs of underserved global communities. We strive to implement and support research studies on how to best use the arts to address mental health with underserved populations.