Artists for Social Change
Artists for Social Change creates platforms and opportunities for at-risk artists and artist activists to showcase their work safely. Under this program, AFI:
- Secures the legal entry of at-risk and activist artists into the US for the specific purpose of enabling them to exhibit, perform, screen or otherwise display their work in a free and safe environment
- Curates and produces arts festivals, concerts, exhibitions, and other events so artists can share their work. These AFI events are produced in partnership with arts and culture institutions and presenting organizations like Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Queens Museum, National Sawdust, Dupont Underground, (Le) Poisson Rouge, Symphony Space, and many others
- Amplifies artists’ work as they advocate for the social causes to which they have dedicated themselves in their home countries
Artists for Social Change works with artists to cultivate their work, support their campaigns for social justice, and connect them with creative and diaspora communities in New York City and beyond. This program supports at-risk and activist artists in advancing creative cultural exchange, positive social change, and fundamental human rights through the arts.
Photo credits: Jonathan McPhail, Michael Wilson.