After the Escape – How Art Helps Refugees Feel at Home

As refugees flee war, persecution, or natural disasters, they often leave behind their homes, families, and communities. Art can play a powerful role in helping them feel at home in their new surroundings. Whether through painting, music, dance, or other forms of creative expression, art can provide a sense of identity, belonging, and purpose. It can also help refugees to process their experiences, heal from trauma, and connect with others who have shared similar experiences. From community art projects to individual artistic endeavors, art is proving to be a valuable tool in helping refugees rebuild their lives and feel at home in their new communities.