PORe believes that arts & culture can be transformational in and of themselves. Its vision and intent is to improve the lives of people and communities in recovery by increasing access to cultural opportunity. A central aim is to facilitate contribution to an emergent cultural identity.
Portraiture in an expansive sense and as a starting point for dialogue around ‘self’ facilitates self representation to reveal new identities, sensibilities and ways of seeing the unseen. Recovery is a process of transformation, a passage that reconfigures a person’s identity.
Portraits of Recovery’s public facing programme supports voice, choice and control over representation as presented through lived experience of addiction & recovery beyond current clichéd representation.