Artists for Social Change is our contribution to the creative economy, a space that has been dramatically affected by COVID-19. This program is intended to amplify BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ creators through learning, workshops, mentorship + performance opportunities. Our curriculum, developed with Arts Help and The Remington Group, was informed through the framework of the 17 UN Global Goals and is delivered by industry experts.

Module #1.1

Through this module, featuring Leila Amineddoleh (in pt. 1.0) and Evania Henkewich (in pt. 1.1), artists will have an arsenal of tools they can use to make critical deviations from their current situations and not only succeed but thrive. Artists will learn how to first protect their art through various avenues and resources currently underutilized (i.e., IP law). Current situations have highlighted the importance of utilizing technology to stay agile, and a part of that is getting art online. This move has been a saving grace for many artists and galleries with renewed efforts and resources to amplify their presence online and connect with their following.

Module #1.2

Through this module, featuring Leila Amineddoleh (in pt. 1.0) and Evania Henkewich (in pt. 1.1), artists will have an arsenal of tools they can use to make critical deviations from their current situations and not only succeed but thrive. Artists will learn how to first protect their art through various avenues and resources currently underutilized (i.e., IP law). Current situations have highlighted the importance of utilizing technology to stay agile, and a part of that is getting art online. This move has been a saving grace for many artists and galleries with renewed efforts and resources to amplify their presence online and connect with their following.

Module #2

In this module featuring Hope Azeda, artists will explore the interconnection between art and physical, psychological, and emotional wellbeing. The science behind this junction of creativity and health is growing and legitimizing new ways to achieve positive wellbeing. Art is used as a tool for reducing loneliness, stress, and anxiety, helping people cope with emotional trauma or the distress of illnesses like cancer, and improving the quality of life for people with dementia. ‘Art as medicine’ is coming forward in doctor-prescribed art gallery visits and creative workshops. Artists will learn about the connection between wellness and their creativity through the realm of art therapy. Art provides significant opportunities to communicate in ways that feel safe – with or without words – and this creative expression helps with mental and emotional healing. Artists will delve deep into the benefits of self-expression to understand ourselves and connect with others and uncover art’s unique offering of freedom and acceptance.

Module #3

In this module, featuring Sophie Brussaux, you will explore how art represents cultures and considers what is the place of art, what is socially engaged art, and what are the ethical duties of artists? Art brings people with different perspectives together and lays a welcoming foundation for challenging conversations. This opportunity is both a blessing and a weighted responsibility for artists. Artists will learn about the need for socially engaged art and how they can adjust their own art practice. By addressing the positive and negative impacts that artistic representations of past and present cultures have on our social fabric, participants will learn how to create and promote artwork that challenges cultural misrepresentations and reimagines cultural legacies. Artists will analyze structures within the art industry and focus on making galleries, workplaces, and education institutions more inclusive and representative of our world.

Module #4

In this module by Cal Al-Dhubaib featuring Sophie Brussaux, artists will gain a comprehensive understanding of how technology transforms the parameters of art and reshapes artists' roles. Artists will learn how advancements in the digital world have revolutionized the idea of art and how to utilize this to increase their reach. Advancing technology in art offers artists new grounds to walk on, and this module will teach them how to explore them best. This module will also touch on how human bias affects A.I. learning and the more considerable social repercussions.

Module #5.0

For centuries humans, plants and animals have been intrinsically and empathically connected with the earth for centuries. This mini-masterclass featuring Jean-Baptiste (in part 5.0), Jose Etcheverry (in part 5.1), and Winnie Lam (in part 5.2) explore the relationship between art and: sustainability, consumerism, art for social change, climate change solutions, and advocacy. Humanity is currently living in the era of the Anthropocene – “most recent period in Earth’s history when human activity started to have a significant impact on the planet’s climate and ecosystems”. Consequently, human beings now have the obligation, duty, and ethical responsibility to take care of Earth. It is essential now, more than ever, that we adopt a shift of consciousness which is rooted in empathy, creativity, morality, and sustainability to collectively envision and create a prosperous Earth for the many generations which are to yet to come.

Module #5.1

For centuries humans, plants and animals have been intrinsically and empathically connected with the earth for centuries. This mini-masterclass featuring Jean-Baptiste (in part 5.0), Jose Etcheverry (in part 5.1), and Winnie Lam (in part 5.2) explore the relationship between art and: sustainability, consumerism, art for social change, climate change solutions, and advocacy. Humanity is currently living in the era of the Anthropocene – “most recent period in Earth’s history when human activity started to have a significant impact on the planet’s climate and ecosystems”. Consequently, human beings now have the obligation, duty, and ethical responsibility to take care of Earth. It is essential now, more than ever, that we adopt a shift of consciousness which is rooted in empathy, creativity, morality, and sustainability to collectively envision and create a prosperous Earth for the many generations which are to yet to come.

Module #5.2

For centuries humans, plants and animals have been intrinsically and empathically connected with the earth for centuries. This mini-masterclass featuring Jean-Baptiste (in part 5.0), Jose Etcheverry (in part 5.1), and Winnie Lam (in part 5.2) explore the relationship between art and: sustainability, consumerism, art for social change, climate change solutions, and advocacy. Humanity is currently living in the era of the Anthropocene – “most recent period in Earth’s history when human activity started to have a significant impact on the planet’s climate and ecosystems”. Consequently, human beings now have the obligation, duty, and ethical responsibility to take care of Earth. It is essential now, more than ever, that we adopt a shift of consciousness which is rooted in empathy, creativity, morality, and sustainability to collectively envision and create a prosperous Earth for the many generations which are to yet to come.

Module #6

This mini masterclass featuring Connie Lim (aka MILCK) will help artists understand why their economic prosperity matters and empower artists to see themselves as social innovators and entrepreneurs. Under the new realities brought on by the COVID-19 crisis, we take both a theoretical and practical approach to arts education and business, emphasizing the importance of entrepreneurship and resiliency necessary to drive the creative economy forward. By taking a holistic approach to topics ranging from ideation and creativity to self-promotion, marketing, and communication skills, this masterclass will unpack the evolution of business that has moved from a traditional model to a new economy model. We empower artists to adopt a mindset that prioritizes wealth through social innovation. Profit and prosperity do not mean selling out; they mean making sustainable system change possible through the convergence of art and business.

Module #7

The legacy of our global economic systems has apparent design flaws, resulting in mass ecological destruction, war, genocide, injustice and inequality. To heal our economy, systems, and institutions, the merging of art and creativity are critical to changing the way we live and work. As automation threatens the livelihoods of many in our labour force, art and creativity maintain distinctly human qualities like empathy, interpretation, critical thought and connection. Rhiannon Rosalind will discuss how these exclusively human qualities found in the art space will play a key role in driving the economic renaissance. The new economy and the future of work will mimic the values and work styles of artists and our corporate infrastructure will need to follow suit in order to be economically prosperous.

Module #8

Art is an intrinsic connection between mind, body, and soul. The advancement of technology, science, and human progress has facilitated our awareness of knowledge, rationality, and understanding, but has lacked the emotion and creativity that imbues life with its passion and purpose. Within this mini masterclass featuring Raquel De Filippis, you will find the creative tools and skills artists can utilize to deepen their relationships with themselves and the world around them through mindfulness, holistic practice, knowledge, and art therapy. We hope that you— the artist, the entrepreneur, the scientists, the seeker… uncover the holistic realization that purpose, passion, and intentionality are an essential aspect of your life as a human being. We aspire to inspire you to develop, progress, evolve and grow into your fullest potential as an individual, and come out of this course with the knowledge and understanding that you can influence social change in your community, your nation, and on the planet.

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