In 2014, GI partnered with Quechua Benefit, a local non-profit in Oregon, to share the experience of Grace Art Camp with a children’s Village, Casa Chapi, in the Chivay, Peru, a town sitting at 11,000 feet in the Colca Valley of the Peruvian Andes. A team of GAC artists and counselors collaborated with local artist and teachers.
One year after GI’s trip, two art camps emerged – one at Casa Chapi and the other at a public school in the nearby city of Arequipa! You can read more about this project HERE. You may notice that the making of art and the telling of stories is recognizable – perhaps not because it is Grace Art Camp, but because these are universal and essential qualities in being alive.