M seeks to make a contribution to public wellbeing through social-artistic projects. To this end, we regularly cooperate with associations to initiate impactful social projects.
For example is the realized project of the Art Bridge and in 2019 we launched a cooperation with the children’s hospital at the Leuven University Hospitals around the Muse-room.
Project children's hospital
The Leuven University Hospitals and M Leuven are convinced that art and creativity are an important force in the healing process. We have therefore installed a separate Muse-room in the new children’s hospital at the Leuven University Hospitals: a creative hotspot at the heart of the new children’s hospital. It is a space where creativity can be expressed to the full and where there is a link to M Leuven.
We organize interactive encounters, studios and exhibitions with a range of artists in different disciplines there. Nel Aerts was the first artist to provide coaching during the workshops in which children themselves could get involved with art.
“These children are very vulnerable, and the confrontation will certainly not be easy, but I want to emphasize their strength. Art will not heal them, of course, but in the best case, it can be an instrument to help them deal with their circumstances. If I can make a contribution to that, I will be very happy." – Nel Aerts, contemporary artist and coach of the first workshops
We are now looking for support to continue the workshops at the children’s hospital.