Project HARTwork

We are committed to creating Hope through ART

ABOUT US
OUR START Project HARTwork was founded by three Denver residents who learned that Colorado is a major hub for human trafficking and were compelled to act. The organization was formed shortly after one of the founders visited Senegal’s Goree Island. This island, once called The House of Slaves with the Door to Nowhere, used to be a point of departure for slaves, but has transformed into an artist community. Artists sustain themselves while also raising money to fight human trafficking, thus contributing to their community’s healing. This inspirational process inspired Project HARTwork. WHAT WE DO Project HARTwork is a non-profit organization that partners with artists around the world to sell fair trade art and engage the community with the ongoing fight against human trafficking. We realize that human trafficking is an emotionally taxing topic to discuss; we’ve found that utilizing art can help start these difficult but essential conversations. Our mission is to grow a global network that unites artists and supporters. Artists contribute by selling their original art, such as paintings and sculptures, to generate interest and donate profits towards the fight against human trafficking. Art buyers fund the artists, Project HARTwork’s community education, and other organizations that fight human trafficking and support survivors.
OUR TEAM Project HARTwork is a non-profit corporation of volunteers, led by a Board of Directors, with guidance from an advisory board of industry and community leaders. Project HARTwork’s core foundation is based upon the ethics of fair trade, education, and that each member of our global community not only deserves equal respect, but has intrinsic value that can benefit others. OUR PHILOSOPHY We chose artwork as our message medium for several reasons. We feel that art best represents freedom, both intellectually as well as physically. Art is most often a representation of imagination or the expression of emotions. Whether it is the sharing of joy or pain, it can lead to, or celebrate freedom.
ARTISTS We have a growing network of artists from around the world, including Nigeria and Vietnam, as well as local Colorado artists. Read their individual stories here. VOLUNTEERS Project HARTwork runs on volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering to support large events and spread human trafficking awareness, click here for more information. SUPPORTERS We could not carry out our mission without supporters. Organizations such as Sarkisian’s and ESQ Legal not only host events, but passionately support art and the fight against human trafficking. View the full list of supporters here.
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Project HARTwork
ABOUT US
OUR TEAM Project HARTwork is a non-profit corporation of volunteers, led by a Board of Directors, with guidance from an advisory board of industry and community leaders. Project HARTwork’s core foundation is based upon the ethics of fair trade, education, and that each member of our global community not only deserves equal respect, but has intrinsic value that can benefit others. OUR PHILOSOPHY We chose artwork as our message medium for several reasons. We feel that art best represents freedom, both intellectually as well as physically. Art is most often a representation of imagination or the expression of emotions. Whether it is the sharing of joy or pain, it can lead to, or celebrate freedom. OUR START Project HARTwork was founded by three Denver residents who learned that Colorado is a major hub for human trafficking and were compelled to act. The organization was formed shortly after one of the founders visited Senegal’s Goree Island. This island, once called The House of Slaves with the Door to Nowhere, used to be a point of departure for slaves, but has transformed into an artist community. Artists sustain themselves while also raising money to fight human trafficking, thus contributing to their community’s healing. This inspirational process inspired Project HARTwork. WHAT WE DO Project HARTwork is a non-profit organization that partners with artists around the world to sell fair trade art and engage the community with the ongoing fight against human trafficking. We realize that human trafficking is an emotionally taxing topic to discuss; we’ve found that utilizing art can help start these difficult but essential conversations. Our mission is to grow a global network that unites artists and supporters. Artists contribute by selling their original art, such as paintings and sculptures, to generate interest and donate profits towards the fight against human trafficking. Art buyers fund the artists, Project HARTwork’s community education, and other organizations that fight human trafficking and support survivors.
ARTISTS We have a growing network of artists from around the world, including Nigeria and Vietnam, as well as local Colorado artists. Read their individual stories here. SUPPORTERS We could not carry out our mission without supporters. Organizations such as Sarkisian’s and ESQ Legal not only host events, but passionately support art and the fight against human trafficking. View the full list of supporters here. VOLUNTEERS Project HARTwork runs on volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering to support large events and spread human trafficking awareness, click here for more information.
Home About Human Trafficking Events Contact
Project HARTwork
ABOUT US
OUR TEAM Project HARTwork is a non-profit corporation of volunteers, led by a Board of Directors, with guidance from an advisory board of industry and community leaders. Project HARTwork’s core foundation is based upon the ethics of fair trade, education, and that each member of our global community not only deserves equal respect, but has intrinsic value that can benefit others. OUR PHILOSOPHY We chose artwork as our message medium for several reasons. We feel that art best represents freedom, both intellectually as well as physically. Art is most often a representation of imagination or the expression of emotions. Whether it is the sharing of joy or pain, it can lead to, or celebrate freedom. OUR START Project HARTwork was founded by three Denver residents who learned that Colorado is a major hub for human trafficking and were compelled to act. The organization was formed shortly after one of the founders visited Senegal’s Goree Island. This island, once called The House of Slaves with the Door to Nowhere, used to be a point of departure for slaves, but has transformed into an artist community. Artists sustain themselves while also raising money to fight human trafficking, thus contributing to their community’s healing. This inspirational process inspired Project HARTwork. WHAT WE DO Project HARTwork is a non-profit organization that partners with artists around the world to sell fair trade art and engage the community with the ongoing fight against human trafficking. We realize that human trafficking is an emotionally taxing topic to discuss; we’ve found that utilizing art can help start these difficult but essential conversations. Our mission is to grow a global network that unites artists and supporters. Artists contribute by selling their original art, such as paintings and sculptures, to generate interest and donate profits towards the fight against human trafficking. Art buyers fund the artists, Project HARTwork’s community education, and other organizations that fight human trafficking and support survivors.
ARTISTS We have a growing network of artists from around the world, including Nigeria and Vietnam, as well as local Colorado artists. Read their individual stories here. SUPPORTERS We could not carry out our mission without supporters. Organizations such as Sarkisian’s and ESQ Legal not only host events, but passionately support art and the fight against human trafficking. View the full list of supporters here. VOLUNTEERS Project HARTwork runs on volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering to support large events and spread human trafficking awareness, click here for more information.
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Home About Human Trafficking Events Contact
Home About Human Trafficking Events Contact
ABOUT US
Project HARTwork
OUR TEAM Project HARTwork is a non-profit corporation of volunteers, led by a Board of Directors, with guidance from an advisory board of industry and community leaders. Project HARTwork’s core foundation is based upon the ethics of fair trade, education, and that each member of our global community not only deserves equal respect, but has intrinsic value that can benefit others. OUR START Project HARTwork was founded by three Denver residents who learned that Colorado is a major hub for human trafficking and were compelled to act. The organization was formed shortly after one of the founders visited Senegal’s Goree Island. This island, once called The House of Slaves with the Door to Nowhere, used to be a point of departure for slaves, but has transformed into an artist community. Artists sustain themselves while also raising money to fight human trafficking, thus contributing to their community’s healing. This inspirational process inspired Project HARTwork. WHAT WE DO Project HARTwork is a non-profit organization that partners with artists around the world to sell fair trade art and engage the community with the ongoing fight against human trafficking. We realize that human trafficking is an emotionally taxing topic to discuss; we’ve found that utilizing art can help start these difficult but essential conversations. Our mission is to grow a global network that unites artists and supporters. Artists contribute by selling their original art, such as paintings and sculptures, to generate interest and donate profits towards the fight against human trafficking. Art buyers fund the artists, Project HARTwork’s community education, and other organizations that fight human trafficking and support survivors.
OUR PHILOSOPHY We chose artwork as our message medium for several reasons. We feel that art best represents freedom, both intellectually as well as physically. Art is most often a representation of imagination or the expression of emotions. Whether it is the sharing of joy or pain, it can lead to, or celebrate freedom.
ARTISTS We have a growing network of artists from around the world, including Nigeria and Vietnam, as well as local Colorado artists. Read their individual stories here. SUPPORTERS We could not carry out our mission without supporters. Organizations such as Sarkisian’s and ESQ Legal not only host events, but passionately support art and the fight against human trafficking. View the full list of supporters here. VOLUNTEERS Project HARTwork runs on volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering to support large events and spread human trafficking awareness, click here for more information.