'Creative Volunteerism for Social Change and Development' Project (in short CreativeChange) was launched on December 05, 2004 to celebrate the UN-declared International Volunteers Day. CreativeChange aims to help generate awareness on the millennium development goals, volunteerism/societal responsibility, and the use of creative sector in social change and development.
As part of our informative campaign on the Millennium Development Goals [MDGs] and volunteerism within the creative sector, we conducted an online-study which takes notice of active creative individuals and organizations worldwide, gives voice, shares their stories, and acknowledges as well as encourages their role in the development field, particularly in achieving the MDGs (now SDGs) ! CreativeChange online study/survey report has been completed. If you are interested in receiving a copy of the 'CreativeChange WorldWide' publication (100 pages) please click here.
Art4Development.Net has been also leading a CreativeChange Youth Arts Project which includes an completed online arts contest and exhibition, Sound Project, an ongoing Traveling Arts Exhibition, and screening, sound and movement workshop series.
As part of this project, Art4 Development. Net co-organized an online Youth Arts Contest with TakinglTGlobal Gallery ("TIG") in partnership with the United Nations' Millennium Campaign. The submissions to the contest, Vision 2015: Your Future, was then launched as a traveling exhibit at the Global Youth Action Network (GYAN) conference in New York City, USA. The one-day GYAN conference focused on how young people are working to achieve both the MDGs and the World Program of Action for Youth.
Since 2005 Art4Development.Net curated numerous CreativeChange Traveling Arts Exhibitions supported with workshops and edutaining activities. The Georgetown University Intercultural Center Galleria, DC Martin Luther King Public Library, World Bank Youth-2-Youth Community, Warehouse Gallery were among those that hosted the exhibit in Washington DC. Other workshops/edutaining events took place in Canada, Macedonia, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Dubai.
The Sound Project, in collaboration with Istanbul Technical University Centre for Advanced Studies in Music, was an additional component of the CreativeChange Traveling Youth Arts Exhibition, which intends to draw attention to development- related issues through sounds/ The objective has been for visitors of the exhibition to not only able to view the artworks created by youth worldwide, but to hear them as well . The sounds created by young sound engineers, help the visitor visualize situations and circumstances. The young sound artists/composers involved in this Exhibition were briefed on the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals and information on development challenges. This information was provided to inspire the artists to expose the content and objectives of the project in their production. The compositions highlighted issues such as education, HIV/AIDS, malaria, poverty, women empowerment, child mortality, and more.
Select Project Related Documents:
Dubai, UEA DIHAD Press Release
Youth-2-Youth Community/World Bank Screening Press Release