Fashion and Design
Recruits young, visionary fashion designers to help individuals in need develop their own style and make their own creative forays into the world of high fashion. In return, our annual L’Wren Scott Amber Award recognizes those talented young designers by underwriting and showcasing their latest fashion collections.
Film AND Theatre
Supports theatre and media production on every level. Each year, our Tahnee Award serves as an amazing career springboard for one young professional filmmaker as we fully produce and market their first feature-length film. Equally important, our volunteer actors, writers, and media artists help the communities we serve make their own original theatre and film productions, creating magical new worlds that extend beyond the barriers of illness.
Youth faced with acute or chronic illnesses often contend with a range of emotional challenges. Lengthy hospitalizations can lead to feelings of social isolation, while pain or medically-related limitations can cause severe anxiety, depression and poor self-esteem. To help pediatric patients cope with the many psychosocial challenges that can accompany illness or chronic medical conditions, The Art of Elysium offers a special selection of arts-based support programs and resources. These programs are focused on providing youth with positive psychosocial skills to cope with chronic illnesses or physical disfigurements that set them apart from their peers.
Where contemporary art intersects with philanthropy. Our talented volunteer artists bring individuals in need opportunities to express themselves through painting, drawing, photography and other artistic projects. In turn, artists are eligible to apply for a Jacques Award, which provides them with the resources and PR support they need to produce major visual arts exhibits and public art initiatives.
Music and Movement
Focuses on music as a powerful force for human connection. Our program’s David Award brings high-level performance and promotional services to emerging musicians, helping them build audiences and sell their original music. By bringing their music to communities of need, the Sessions volunteer musicians also have a chance to connect on a personal level and find new meaning in the power of their songs.