A community of active facilitators, who use their BAP skills in vulnerable communities, to bring about healing, healthy social lives and inspire others through art.
1. Promoting: We promote the power of art to heal by demonstrating sustainable art teaching methods.
2. Enabling: We enable our beneficiaries with skills, tools and materials needed to work within disadvantaged communities.
3. Empowering: We empower our beneficiaries by offering opportunities to explore and grow their artistic abilities to bring positive changes to themselves and with those that they work with.
4. Healing: We bring diverse people, who believe in the healing power of art, together, to become BAP qualified art facilitators trained to provide a safe space for our beneficiaries (children and youth) to experience healing through therapeutic art activities.
5. Developing: We develop healing art projects, the Community Art Facilitator training curriculum, pilot projects and training methods to find local solutions for implementing art therapeutic principles in teaching.
We know about the healing power of art.
We act with courage, challenge the status quo and find new ways to enable our beneficiaries and each other.
We promote cultural inclusion, diversity and equal opportunities for all.
We create safe and reliable spaces for our beneficiaries and our team.
We care for quality and transparency on all levels and hold ourselves accountable for results.
We believe that art is not a luxury, but essential for healthy and holistic development.
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 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).
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
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 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.
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 completes 9 additional Community Art Facilitator modules with partnering organisations offering a wide range of skills to CAFs.
BAP partners up with the Casa Labia Cultural Center.
They not only become a funding partner, but offer their garden courtyard as a training space for BAP.
Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
The Butterfly Art Project has been sharpening its planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning (PMEL) tools. The M&E framework for its 3 core programmes as well as the Heart for Art Project have been completed with clear definitions of outputs (results) and outcomes (impacts) with practical means of verification. Activity results are accurately captured via our tested online tools, making data accessible to all in the team. Monitoring of impact (change) is integrated as part of all programme implementation reporting. Our unique Child Development Assessment Tool, utilised extensively by our Heart for Art project and shared with all our adult participants who work with children, measures the levels of stability and progress of child beneficiaries through a comparative rating analysis of their general, emotional, creative and social interaction.