Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is Movement for Hope?
Movement for Hope is a movement of progressive thinkers that design and implement innovative art-science events to raise awareness and funding support for neurological conditions.
2. What types of events does Movement for Hope design?
Movement for Hope collaborative designs art-science events (physical and virtual) that incorporate the arts and neurology. We also produce art-science content such as short films and education tools.
3. Why don’t people with neurological conditions already have support?
The root causes for lacking support for people with neurological conditions is the lack of awareness regarding their prevalence rates and their economic impact. This contributes to inadequate support for neurological conditions and restricted access to funding for research and equipment. With the right support we could ease the difficulties of living with a disabling neurological illness.
4. How does Movement for Hope create change?
The funding generated from our projects target three areas chosen by our community that we fund: research, awareness-education, and adaptive equipment. These targets are the principal areas of need for people suffering from neurological conditions. They also address the root causes of lacking support and failed outcomes for neurological conditions.
Therfore, we make change happen in two ways: (i) Our collaborative design process, bridges the communication gap between patients and researchers and makes their needs accessible for lay public with the help of artists. (ii) Our primary funding targets improve outcomes and the quality of life for people suffering from neurological illnesses. Our improved outcomes include public support and understanding, increased possibility for future treatments, and access to the equipment necessary to ease the burden of neurological illnesses.
5. How can I get involved?
You can join our community by becoming a member, registering as a volunteer, fundraising for us, or by supporting our events.
6. What is the link between multimedia art and neurological conditions?
Multimedia art and neuroscience are emerging and developing fields in which are pushing boundaries of traditional thinking. Movement for Hope principally utilises multimedia art as a tool to make neurological conditions and research accessible to mainstream public.
7. What are Neurological Conditions?
Neurological conditions are diseases and disorders that affect the brain, spinal cord, and eyes. The nerves throughout the body can also be affected as a subsequent result.
8. How are neurological conditions different to mental illnesses?
Neurological conditions are usually physically debilitating and contributing symptoms are visible (e.g. paralysis), or invisible (e.g. chronic pain). They are dysfunctions specific to neuronal damage within the central nervous system (i.e. the brain, spinal cord and optic nerve), that disrupt normal functioning of other organs within the body. Mental illnesses and mood disorders usually reflect a psychological, behavioural or emotional pattern (i.e. “psychiatric illnesses”). For a list of neurological conditions please click the following link: Neurological Conditions
9. What causes neurological conditions?
Neurological conditions occur when a direct injury, cellular dysfunction, or illness causes damage to the brain, spinal cord, or optic nerve in the eye.