OAK: Online Arts DocK: new creative website for teenagers living with health conditions

OAK, the Online Arts DocK is a private web-space where teenagers living with health conditions can interact, share stories, artwork, films and music, and develop online arts projects in a safe and secure environment. OAK has been developed by Helium in collaboration with web developer and artist Clare Kelly.

Members of OAK can start their own blogs; share creative writing and music on the files page; create galleries for their artwork and photos; and post topics and chat on the forum. Only members of OAK can view content on the website or chat on the forum and the site is moderated by Helium to ensure that the space is enjoyed by those it is intended for.

The first interactive arts project on OAK took place as part of Helium’s Two Suitcases Project, which supports the creativity of teenagers living with chronic illnesses through the development of filmmaking skills.

OAK and the Two Suitcases Project have been funded by the Arts Council of Irelands’s Young Ensembles Scheme.

w: www.onlineartsdock.com