Graffiti for Change

60 children currently live in Bulgaria’s most modern orphanage called “Maria Luisa”. The project “Graffiti for Change” was developed by homeless children in connection with therapy programs in order to promote creativity. Now, a 100-meter long wall shall be designed so that the young street artists can display their work. But before that, the wall needs to be coated with a special plaster. The project is in need of 6000 Euro…

The managing director of Bigent UG, Mirko Schwanitz has supported numerous art projects such as “Graffiti for Change” in the past years.

Maria Kukeva, head of the orphanage home says: “ With his initiative, we were able to implement successful art projects for the therapy of traumatised children and adolescents and we are very thankful for that.” According to Remo and Vito, two former street children that currently work on designs for Graffiti for Change, “the support of art projects like this has been able to transform street children’s aggressions into positive energy that promotes artistic talent.” The Bigent staff member Dora Stütz mentions that many of the adolescents have unknown potentials, are intelligent, want to learn and make something of their lives. “It was extraordinary that the two boys contacted us through Maria Kukeva to ask if we can support the project. We really liked the effort.”

Remo and Vito have already designed parts of the orphanage inspired by designs of New York’s graffiti artists. For the first time, they will have the responsibility to lead their own art project.

Raised: 6.000 of 12.000 Euro

What is needed

  • 3760 Euro for plastering the wall surface

  • 500 Euro for providing the necessary scaffold

  • 1000 Euro for spray paints

  • 740 Euro for the following fixation