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The Artolution is a community-based public art organization that seeks to ignite positive social change through creative, participatory and collaborative art making. We facilitate projects around the world that connect diverse peoples in order to address challenges that they face daily and in the future and to develop common social objectives. Our projects bring together children, youth, families, artists, educators and community groups. Our founding objective is to address critical issues related to conflict, trauma, and social marginalization by cultivating sustainable initiatives that promote reconciliation, healing and community empowerment.
Artolution collaborative art projects engage youth and communities that have faced social exclusion
and trauma, including refugees, street youth, the incarcerated, people with physical and mental
disabilities, and young people living in areas of violent conflict or extreme poverty. These projects
have been organized and facilitated in partnership with local artists and educators, grassroots
community groups, schools, religious centers, museums and international institutions in over 20
countries across Latin America, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, North America, the Middle East,
Europe and South Asia.
We utilize visual public art mediums such as mural art and community sculpture, as well as street
performance genres including dance, theatre, and music. In our workshops, participants explore
important community issues. Supported by us, they collectively decide on the subject and content of
the artistic production, culminating in the collaborative creation of works of public art. Through this
process, we emphasize the building of positive relationships among participants, skill-building, the
sharing of knowledge and the encouragement of community creative activism.