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23 August 2021
Colorado, United States
The Prison Arts Initiative program, jointly run by the Colorado prison system and University of Denver, puts personal expression through visual and performing arts at the heart of the prisons' mission to become less p...
18 August 2021
The Strong People, Strong Communities mural-painting festival highlights positive Indigenous stories. The project paired 11 young artists with 11 elders in six teams, each of which painted a mural with a distinct them...
20 May 2021
Even though police silenced the 2019 pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, artists, writers, and filmmakers are producing work about the protests in more abstract and ambiguous ways to evade authorities. For exam...
26 March 2021
San Quentin, California, United States
Broadcast TV News
Three men currently or formerly incarcerated at San Quentin Prison founded Prison Renaissance to connect artists and writers inside prison to audiences and potential funders outside. They produced an art exhibit that ...
19 March 2021
Artolution provides art education and supplies to Rohingya Survivors in Bangladesh refugee camps, all of whom experienced severe trauma, to create life-affirming and informative murals. Topics range from safe hygiene ...
3 March 2021
New York, United States
RxArt is a non-profit organization that works to brighten up children's wings in hospitals with art installations. The artwork is vibrant and often covers entire rooms and hallways, eliciting positive reactions from t...
2 January 2021
Advancing Women Artists (AWA) is a nonprofit foundation that has identified around 2,000 pieces of art by women artists that were forgotten or stored away in Italy’s museums and churches. The organization has financed...
9 November 2020
Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Nas Most uses artistic and cultural initiatives to combat loneliness among seniors. Over seven years, informal weekly meet-ups turned into formal painting and handicraft courses and membership grew from 30 to over 100...
9 September 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Before the coronavirus pandemic, Our Bridge in Bosnia provided services to seniors to combat social isolation. Despite having to shut down in-person classes due to the pandemic, both groups now use online art and musi...
23 August 2020
As a way to prevent livestock from being attacked by predators and to decrease conflict between farmers and big cats, a pair of conservation biologists painted eyes on the backsides of cattle to fool carnivores during...
21 August 2020
Ashland, Ohio, United States
As a way to raise funds and awareness for stormwater education, some cities are turning rain barrels into an art exhibit. Rain barrels catch water as it runs off rooftops, which can be used later for watering plants. ...
23 June 2020
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
A “rapid response” mural project transformed shuttered storefronts with vibrant messages of pride, perseverance, anger, justice, and unity. The project was funded by Arts in Public Places Looking Forward, a new organi...
10 March 2020
Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
Broadcast TV News
Under 3 Minutes
Flagstaff Medical Center has incorporated the arts into their behavioral health unit, where they treat people with depression, anxiety, and other issues—they hired local artists to paint murals on the walls. Staff at ...
7 January 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Zdena Šarić, known as the mother of encaustic painting in Bosnia, began melting wax and applying it to surfaces such as paper, canvas, and wood to help with her own depression. She has since used social media, local m...
22 April 2019
Medford, Massachusetts, United States
Under 800 Words
In an effort to promote safe driving, a local artist painted a three-dimensional crosswalk near an elementary school. The idea came from school-aged children, noticing the intersection needed improvements, who brought...
16 April 2019
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Under 800 Words
For individuals who are homeless or otherwise disadvantaged, art can be more than therapeutic—it can be lucrative. ArtLifting, a public benefit corporation started in Boston, MA, specializes in helping homeless and di...
19 November 2018
Corning, Ohio, United States
In Ohio, artists and scientists are teaming up, turning hazardous mine run-off into paint pigment. High demand for such pigment, public funding, and enthusiasm for clean waterways could go a long way to mitigate water...
8 November 2018
In the midst of a seemingly increasingly divided political and racial landscape, some artists of color are pushing back to create art that represents their own non-White communities. Some artists have chosen to do thi...
1 November 2018
Diversion murals—trompe l’oeil paintings on doorways—are being used in long-term care facilities to quell dementia patients’ exit seeking behavior. Rather than using stop signs or tape, the murals are a way to address...
16 September 2018
Uncomfortable art tours, long-term loans, and code of conducts, are all methods Europeans museums are using to confront the racist history behind paintings and artifacts in their exhibitions. They’re also trying to co...
19 June 2018
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
In order to call attention to the role of northerners in the history of American chattel slavery and the source of portrait sitters’ wealth, the Worcester Art Museum has begun to add information about a sitters’ slave...
30 April 2018
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
In order to raise funds to purchase new work by women and artists of color, the Baltimore Museum of Art has deaccessioned redundant or hard to display work by major male, white artists.
4 April 2018
Rochester, New York, United States
Painter and performance artist Charmaine Wheatley creates portraits with the goal of humanizing people with parts of their life that are misunderstood or stigmatized by others. For the “Humanizing is Destigmatizing” p...
21 March 2018
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
The Aravani Art Project is a project that works to raise the visibility and voice of the trans community in India. It does so by employing them to paint murals across the country (and even one in Sri Lanka) featuring ...
12 March 2018
The pediatric oncology ward at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital is using art therapy to help their patients heal emotionally from treatment. The Arts in Medicine Project utilizes several forms of artistic expres...
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