Our Mission

RED NOSES is an artistic organisation bringing humour and laughter to people in need of joy

The founders' vision

  • We believe in the beauty of human emotions and strive to help people rediscover moments of happiness, especially in times and places of crisis and hardship
  • We envision the creation of a healthier and more humane world by contributing to the wellbeing of all human beings
  • With the art of philosophy of professional clowning we support society in reconnecting with joy, happiness and optimism
  • A healthy society knows how to laugh and play; people living in a healthy society are connected to each other
  • RED NOSES is a global movement with a clear focus on encouraging more joy and happiness in the world

Monica Culen (CEO & Founder) & Giora Seeliger (Artistic Director & Founder), RED NOSES CLOWNDOCTORS INTERNATIONAL

Our RED NOSES values

We promote the joy in life and create a positive outlook. We believe in the beauty of human emotions and focus on what connects us instead of what divides us. We can laugh at ourselves and seek out the magical moments that nurture our optimism and positive awareness.

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 reflect passionately and think out of the box to reach innovative and transformative winning solutions. Creativity is the driving force behind our mission.

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 and our beneficiaries.We always aspire to improve by continuously learning and challenging ourselves as a team, instead of just relying on our past achievements. We work in environments where our passion to excel is recognised and appreciated.

We fulfil our promises towards our stakeholders, and see it as our obligation to take responsibility for all consequences of our decisions and actions. Being answerable forms the basis of our principles for good governance.

We offer respect by acknowledging the needs and feelings of our beneficiaries and stakeholders. We gain the respect of others through our commendable actions and because we are a law-abiding organisation. We listen to and engage with the communities in which we operate. We are compassionate and assist others who need our help. We welcome diversity and are inclusive in our approach.

We value courage and believe in exploring and taking bold steps to reach our goals. We inspire by example and trust our vision. In balancing risks, we do not let fear or failure overcome our desire to learn and succeed. We do not take courage for granted. We proactively cultivate it by taking ownership of challenges and problems. This empowers us to grow and develop. We are not afraid to think big and function as a role model. In embracing change, we voluntarily step outside our comfort zone.

We are truthful and authentic in speaking openly and acting according to our honest beliefs and emotions. We have nothing to hide in that we are sincere with ourselves and our environment. We are not afraid to stand up for ourselves and our values.