ArtCHAT is a 'not-for-profit' initiative started in 2015 by architect & artist KATie Hagen (www.kat-art.no), one of the founding partners of Context. Originally run on a non-profit basis within Context, ArtCHAT is now a seperate non-profit organisation.
Using art as a catalyst for social development, and creating a greater sense of identity, place, cultural awareness, and integration.
ArtCHAT began in 2015 as an initiative helping creative youths growing up in Norway to build a network of like-minded peers. Through close collaboration within the network youths will be able to gain a greater insight into their own work, gain a sense of identity and understanding of place, and a greater understanding of growing up in Norway and Norwegian culture.
ArtCHAT works with groups of teenagers from both the local community and those currently still waiting to be granted asylum.