Artfully AWARE (AfA) is a global not for profit that uses the arts as an important tool for social improvement and emotional recovery of persons who have experienced traumatic events, disabilities or inadequate living conditions. They implement a range of educational arts programmes locally, nationally and internationally, in order to promote empowerment, cultural understanding and enable individual and community development. The work provides the opportunity to create arts projects, exhibitions, performances and educational curriculum. All programmes draw on five major categories: drama, dance, music, media and visual arts.
AfA's work also demonstrate how the power of artistic education and workshops can generate income for both the community, as well as for the individual artists by helping to provide shelter, food and a platform for individual expression through a collaborative support system.