RED NOSES is an artistic organisation that was founded back in 1994. 

While our organisation has witnessed a great deal of change and growth since then, our core mission has always remained the same: to share the power of humour and laughter with people in need of joy.

We are, and always have been, firm believers in the positive impact of art and humour on mental health.

It’s our mission to provide psychosocial support through the art of clowning and share laughter and hope with people facing challenging circumstances.

Our core values

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Joyfullness

We continuously seek to embrace joy and look at life with a positive outlook. We believe in the beauty of all human emotions. We can laugh at ourselves and seek out the magical moments that nurture our optimism and positive awareness. 

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Creativity

We engage in creating new concepts using the art of clowning in our endeavours to develop novel ideas that are advantageous and meaningful to society. We welcome the unexpected and allow ourselves sufficient time to discover the perfect answer. We make a point of thinking outside the box and making creativity the driving force behind our mission.

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Excellence

Our stakeholders can expect the best from us as we strive for excellence. We are ambitious and professional in always going the extra mile to serve our mission. We are ambitious, professional, and always open to new challenges that encourage us to develop.

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Accountability

We fulfil our promises towards our stakeholders and see it as our obligation to take responsibility for all consequences of our decisions and actions. Furthermore, we take safeguarding extremely seriously to ensure that those we work with are safe and protected from harm.

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Respect

By always being mindful of the needs and feelings of the people we work with, we ensure that a respectful environment is maintained. We also acknowledge the importance of earning respect and do so through our high-quality artistic interventions. We listen to and engage with the communities in which we operate. We welcome diversity and are inclusive in our approach.

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Courage

We value courage and are not afraid of the unknown. We know that growth is achieved through trying new things and being open to challenging circumstances. We do not let fear or failure overcome our desire to learn and succeed. We do not take courage for granted. 

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Truthfulness

We place high value on honesty and authenticity and are always open when it comes to sharing our beliefs and emotions. Everyone we encounter is invited to be their most authentic selves without fear of judgment.

Our theory of change

Our Theory of Change identifies the needs we see in the world and describes our goals and the change we want to work towards. These needs and goals come together to create the ‘why’ that drives all our individual programmes.

RED NOSES is committed to spreading joy and laughter through our artistic interventions. 

By leveraging the power of humour and embracing the art of clowning, we make a positive impact on the lives of those in need of joy, providing psychosocial support and fostering an environment of hope and laughter.

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