Art4Development.Net short and long-term programs; special events, workshops, exhibitions, lectures / guest speakers, publications, online / offline activities,... all aim to help bringing people together and bridging developed and transitional communities. Since 2002 Art4Development.Net has been working on facilitating creative sector and stakeholders of development together empower socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and communities worldwide; particularly children, youth, and women.
- We form a worldwide network of 'arts and development advocates' and focus on global and local socio-economic and educational development issues collaboratively. We call our worldwide network - the eCommunity. The participants in the eCommunity are representatives of leading NGOs, cultural ministries, scholars, think tanks, artists, artisans, art centers and councils, international development agencies, freelance development consultants, academics, students, museums, galleries, and more. Art4Development.Net was able to facilitate one of our eCommunity members, Neurus Patrick Cheo, a young artist and artistic coordinator from Cameroon, to be presented by the Foreign Exchange Program of PBS TV Station, hosted by journalist and author Fareed Zakaria.
- We promote the awareness of interdisciplinary approach in development - a more "creative approach" to help the younger and underprivileged people of the world. Through our online projects, campaigns, workshops, and educational series we help the dissemination and recognition of this approach; help develop linkages between donor organizations-individuals and fundraisers-beneficiaries for disadvantaged initiatives through our website; and assist individuals and organizations for visibility.Arts for Global Development, Inc. has been also invited to seminars supported by organizations such as the Global Leadership Forum/The International Institute of Leadership and Public Affairs; UK's Social and Economic Council; the University of North Carolina; Global Health Council, and other leading entities. Check out our art'ishake learning/edu-exchange series for details.
- We provide information and knowledge on creative sector and its effective role in the development field. Through our online researches like the CreativeChange Worldwide and the arts, culture, social change and development e-publication art'ishake, we offer an outlet for interdisciplinary and international exploration of the concepts and practices of creative and arts-infused development projects. The CreativeChange Worldwide presents success stories of participants from 33 countries. Since its launch in January 2006 art'ishake has reached hundreds of readers and contributors from across the globe. Visit our publications and knowledge center for more information.
- We co-develop socio-economic, educational, and arts-infused projects and hence increase the practice of 'arts' in third-sector-support and corporate social/ societal responsibility. We conduct arts projects in collaboration with organizations like the United Nations' Millennium Campaign and TakingITGlobal to raise greater awareness about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and foster an intercultural dialogue and understanding through diverse perspectives; organize events and workshops for instance together with the Peace Tiles Project (an international arts initiative) to discuss HIV/AIDS and the vulnerability of children and youth; design mural projects like the with over 60 artists from around the world to emphasize environmental sustainability; curate exhibitions such as the photo project to highlight violence against women issue and help generate funding for shelters that provide supportive services for victims of abuse; TreasurePostcards project to call attention to the importance and correlation of preserving cultural heritage and addressing poverty, and more.