A network of active facilitators, who use their art therapeutic skills in vulnerable communities, to bring about healing and stability in children who are growing up in poverty.
OUR 10 years HISTORY
The Butterfly Art Project was founded in Wynberg, Cape Town and began by offering art courses and art therapy to finance projects in the Townships.
Capricorn Primary School invites BAP to operate its programs from their premises using a prefab building. Six groups of preschoolers from Vrygrond walk from their educare centres to CPS to attend a school readiness programme with BAP!
Vrygrond Aftercare founded by Build Up Kids merges with the Butterfly Art Project.
The first Community Art Facilitator Training in partnership with New World Foundation comes to an end.
BAP is granted NPO status from the SA Dept of Social Development, Angela Katschke becomes the Director of Butterfly Art Project.
BAP Preschool programme is run by first BAP employees and serves 90 preschoolers weekly.
BAP takes on a fundraising initiative in order to expand in 2016 to bring about more art outreach and art therapy to communities.
BAP operates out of Angela's car - offering 2.5 hours of artistic, educational classes in preschools. Other art trainings with teachers & counselors in Hanover Park & Lavender Hill communities.
Angela takes on the role of Art Teacher at Capricorn Primary School. With a team of locals, 700 pupils per week receive art classes in the loft of the school hall. Parallel Art Therapy sessions take place for children in need.
BAP opens our new building on Vrygrond Trust land adjacent to Capricorn Primary School with funds raised through Chic Mamas do care, Build up kids e.V., Mercedes Benz and most of all Smiling Heart e.V.
The BAP Method module is researched and developed and focuses on art therapy for traumatised children in the context of marginalised communities.
BAP offers afternoon art extra-murals to children from Vrygrond. Adult Open Studios begin in the afternoons too.
BAP expands its after school programme, running classes for 220 kids and unemployed youth. Two one-year training courses for Community Art Facilitators start at Montebello Design Centre and the Art Centre in Vrygrond.
BAP team consisting of 16 full time staff works on a long term strategic plan, refining its Theory of Change and long term goals.
BAP management focuses on Monitoring and Evaluation, restructures its organogram and hires support for managing the growing programmes.
BAP hires a teacher coach for the Art Centre in Vrygrond to work with teachers from Capricorn Primary School to enable them to run their own art classes.
CAP team is training, mentoring and networking full time with a team of 5 and Community Art Facilitators to support as contractors.
BAP starts a new strategic plan, changing internal structures and simplifying the operations model, organogram and internal information flow.
BAP implements the new strategic plan, shifts its old projects into three main programmes: Training programme, Mentoring Programme and Art Partner Support.
BAP opens up its Community Art Partners (CAP) Workshop at Capricorn Business Park where adults from other communities will be taught to run their own art programmes.
BAP verified as B-BBEE level 1.
Community needs assessment takes place to develop a project that accommodate and meets the needs of children from Vrygrond that do not have access to formal schooling and are on the streets.
BAP implements the action plan of the long term strategy and creates two main programmes, CAP (Community Art Partners) and the ACV (Art Centre for Vrygrond).
Heart for Art Project starts the Love bugs class; a group of 30 children that are not enrolled in any formal schooling due to dreadful social circumstances.
BAP board discusses hiring an assistant director to strengthen BAP leadership as it transitions from pioneer to structural phase.
By October a very suitable candidate was found and hired from 2018 onwards
All BAP activities are planned and rolling, the new team members worked in, we are hugly productive and then the Corona pandemic hits South Africa
BAP hires an assistant director and operations coordinator
and Art Centre Vrygrond formalises Heart for Art Programme.
Charles becomes the Heart for Art Team leader.
BAP celebrates its 10th birthday with a worldwide online birthday event and a digital tour through our annual exhibition with the theme "My Monster"