Why Do Good?
When Ashley Nicole started ArtzyBella, she had just left an 8 year career in community work: mental health work with kids, child developmental psychology, social work for the state of Georgia and with survivors of exploitation, and advocacy on the Domestic Sex Trafficking issue affecting women and girls all around the U.S. Ashley quit her career in public service to use a talent she thought she could never do anything with due to limited support and resources. ArtzyBella believes we all have a right to free enterprise and an obligation to give it back to those in need, using resources gained from hard work and good business strategy to leave the world a little better than the way we found it.
Public Service Discount
Ashley Nicole knew all too well, that people who service the public as social workers, mental health professionals, educators, police officers, fire fighters, military and more, are often underpaid and overworked in the state of Georgia. ArtzyBella offers all of its services with a 15% discount, to any Georgia public service worker or agency that can provide proof of their credentials.
Art + Education
ArtzyBella’s Teacher’s Aide Program was inspired by Ashley Nicole’s upbringing, attending schools that did not have the best access to create arts resources or supplies. This program’s goal is to infuse art and creative projects with academic curriculums and taught by teachers from a variety of grades. Individuals may donate through a year-round drive for quality art supplies to be used in the classroom or by agreeing to sponsor all the supplies for a classroom.
We love the idea of aiding in efforts to create communities that promote a culture of art appreciation. We believe our schools hold the world’s most promising next pioneers in art.
Ashley worked with kids throughout her career in Social Services and saw first hands time when using art for trauma processing, creative critical thinking, and innovative approaches to learning leaves children healthier, more eager, and more successfully academically overall.
Anti-Sex Trafficking Efforts
Ashley worked directly with survivors of sex trafficking for five years and in that time found that one of the biggest risk factors for women and minors is economic hardship. ArtzyBella supports the movement to end sex-trafficking by empowering survivors pursue entrepreneurship, starting art shops and lucrative side-jobs, selling artistic items they were taught to make through Art Social House’s Apprenticeship program, tailored to survivors she has worked with or who are referred to us by local partnering organizations.
Art Research + Data
ArtzyBella’s kid’s classes and camps provide an opportunity for infusing simple therapeutic art tools into the projects and art supplies, helping kids to express themselves and/or process difficult emotions in a positive, safe, and healthy way. Occasionally, specialized coursed geared towards Ashley Nicole’s art therapy doctoral research, will be offered at a discounted rate.
Click the button below to visit the Art Social House page for programs, sign-up, and contact information.