Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth, to enable an individual to become the best version of their own self.
The seed of Artscape was planted when Kamalika Guha Thakurta, a celebrated actor and dancer, decided to explore and leverage the therapeutic aspect of all art forms. She wanted to help the Cancer patients from lower income backgrounds whom she met at Tata Memorial Hospital and with that thought, she started the Care for Cancer program. She studied Dance Movement Therapy at TISS, Mumbai and brought together a team of like-minded individuals. Since then, Artscape expanded its reach to different populations and now takes care of mental wellbeing of people from all walks of life.
Mental Wellbeing matters, because everything we do and every emotion we feel relates to our well-being. In turn, our Mental well-being directly affects our actions and emotions. It’s an ongoing circle. Moreover, our Mind and Body are deeply connected and react to each other. Therefore, to achieve optimal wellness, it is important to care for the Mind as much as we care for the Body.