On March 15th, 2021 Arts Help and the Remington Group successfully set the Guinness World Record for Most Videos of People Drawing Uploaded to Instagram in an Hour! With the minimum threshold of 250 videos set by Guinness World Records, Arts Help and the Remington Group received 100's of videos between 2-3PM EST, officially qualifying as World Record Holders. Participants filmed themselves drawing, followed by them displaying their new artwork in support of mental health!
The attempt happened alongside a free online art therapy session, Art for Health, led by Tiziana D’Angelo. The event and world record highlighted the importance of mental health resources during these unprecedented times, and garnered over 20,000 online workshop participants. Participants were encouraged to express their emotions and stress through their creative outlets, practicing both self care and self reflection.
With the aid of Philip Robertson, representative of Guinness World Records, Arts Help received official confirmation on Wednesday, March 17th, and celebrated with the team and community. Watch Robertson’s official announcement below!
The Art for Health workshop and Guinness World Record attempt are incredibly significant and meaningful to Arts Help, as both programs highlighted the growing importance and accessibility to art-based mental health initiatives. Arts Help is dedicated to uplifting mental health resources around the world, and will continue to renew this promise through creative programming and production.