Watch The Mayor of London's Culture Seeds film about The RENA INITIATIVE PRESENTS'tHE wOwc' PROJECT

The RENA Initiative is a Community Interest Company founded by Mellezia to Recognise, Empower and Nurture Artists (RENA) from disadvantaged backgrounds.

  • We believe in art for all.
  • We intend to establish free visual arts programmes in disadvantaged communities worldwide to improve mental health and wellbeing, raise aspirations, reduce social isolation and generate community cohesion.
  • Our mission is to create a world where all art galleries and institutions reflect diversity in their imagery, artists and employees.

‘The RENA Initiative presents: The WoWC (Women of White City)’ is a programme of painting workshops on White City Estate for women – and gender identifying women – who are elderly, social isolated or unemployed. These workshops give multigenerational participants a safe space to make new friends, manage stress, feel visible and valued, improve their mental health and wellbeing, and share their life stories through the medium of painting.