Welcome to Art Relief International

Art Relief International works to transform the lives of struggling social groups in Chiang Mai, Thailand by offering them the opportunity to express themselves through an artistic lens.

Art changes lives. It is both a powerful means of expression and a recognized means of therapy – two things that are vital in the lives of ARI participants. ARI works to cultivate creativity, create an atmosphere of inclusion for groups that are often cast out and ignored, and encourage social change.


Our volunteer-based organization relies on dedicated and open-minded individuals looking to make a creative difference in the world. This unique opportunity to volunteer in Thailand rewards both volunteers and ARI program participants alike.

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  • Design Competition at BEAM! 25 Sep 2017 | 9:05 am

    This week at BEAM (Bridging Education Access to Migrants), we held a design competition!

    Students were prompted with a local business name, which they were unfamiliar with, and they were tasked with designing an interesting new STICKER for the business. The students were taken step by step, via templates, to first design their original typography (font) that expressed their interpretation of the business. Then, they applied this unique font to a design for a sticker, via another template. 

    Students added color, and here are some of their sketch submissions below: 

    We decided we would we vote to pick the design we liked the best. The most vibrant design won, and we let that winning student know that if we manufactured the sticker soon they would get many free copies :)

    The students said the task was difficult and…