Welcome to the ICASC directory of national and international art for social change organizations, networks, educational programs and opportunities.
This is a curated list focusing on art for social change – by no means a comprehensive community arts listing.
If you are looking for more complete Canadian community arts listings, we highly recommend ArtBridges’ directory at http://artbridges.ca/community/community_map.
This is a living resource. We will be updating and revising it as new information becomes available. You can filter this list by selecting from the various options below and clicking ‘Search’.
490 results found.
Art City Organization / Multidisciplinary / Canada
Art City is a not-for-profit community art centre dedicated to providing people of all ages with high-quality art programming, free-of-charge. Art City’s primary goal is to provide the opportunity and a safe environment for anyone who wishes to express him or herself creatively. …read more
Art Entr’Elles Organization / Multidisciplinary / Canada
À la suite d’« Agir par l'imaginaire », un projet d’art communautaire initié en 2007 par la Société Elizabeth Fry du Québec en partenariat avec Engrenage Noir / LEVIER, des femmes ayant participé à ce projet, décidèrent à leur sortie de prison, de poursuivre ……read more
Art for Humanity Organization / Visual Arts / South Africa
Art for Humanity is an organisation which engages with cultural production, specifically in the visual arts, to promote human rights awareness regionally and globally. The organisation focuses on the creation of fine art print portfolios, in collaboration with the participating artists, poets, en……read more
Art for Impact Organization / Multidisciplinary / Canada
Art for Impact celebrates arts capacity for social change. Our organization focuses on the following five objectives: Building communities Making connections Raising awareness through dialogue Motivating positive action and change Encouraging perso……read more
Art for the Sky Organization / Visual Arts / United States
Art For the Sky is a unique, team building activity for schools and special events that helps dissolve boundaries that often exist in our daily lives. These enchanting creations are a whole-body way of stimulating our imagination to see the elusive "big picture" and help us understand o……read more
Art Forms Hamilton Organization / Multidisciplinary / Canada
Art Forms is a youth arts organization designed to provide art-making opportunities to youth who are "on the fringe." We believe in the transformative power of the arts, especially for marginalized groups. Our space on James Street North is perfectly poised to attract a wide variety of ……read more
Art Heals program, Two Rivers Gallery Organization / Visual Arts / Canada
Art Heals is a Two Rivers Gallery program that has a history of over 10 years. Through this program, an artist works with University Hospital of Northern BC clients in the pediatric unit, adolescent psychiatric assessment unit, youth detox, adult psych and adult detox once or twice each week thro……read more
Art Programs at Phoenix Youth Organization / Multidisciplinary / Canada
Art programs, such as Le@p, that give youth opportunities to create, showcase their talent, and help them grow. Youth develop the skills they need to become self-reliant, confident adults. Focuses include: therapeutic recreation activities like ……read more
Art Starts Organization / Multidisciplinary / Canada
Art Starts inspires long-term social change in Toronto’s under-served neighbourhoods. We use the arts to engage residents, collectively work to overcome challenges and create a shared sense of identity. Our collaborative approach to art-making celebrates communities, nurtures resiliency, cu……read more
Art with Heart Program, Trust For Indigenous Culture and Health (TICAH) Organization / Multidisciplinary / Kenya
Our aim at TICAH is to create health and encourage healing by building on the deep connections between our well-being and our culture. All of our work links the power of art to community and to action. All of our work seeks to bring local wisdom, ancient and new, to our quest for healing and just……read more
Art x Culture x Social Justice Network Organization / Multidisciplinary / United States
This network is based on the power of art and culture to advance social justice by inspiring collective action across identities, issues, sectors, geographies, and power imbalances. The network is unique in bringing together artists, activists, cultural bearers, and philanthropists. …read more
Artbeat Studio Organization / Multidisciplinary / Canada
Artbeat Studio is a mental health consumer initiated, peer directed, and recovery oriented program. This community-based studio accommodates artists whose mental health, social connection, and income make it impracticable for them, individually, to acquire a workspace where they might advance the……read more
ArtCorps Organization / Multidisciplinary / United States
ArtCorps seeks to build a vibrant, just and sustainable world by reconnecting humankind to their innate creative capacity. Our transformative training, coaching and on-site support challenge those working on the frontlines of social change to see the world through a new lens that questions assump……read more
Arte Acción Organization / Multidisciplinary / Honduras
Arte Acción is a Honduran multidisciplinary association, working with youth, social inclusion and the promotion of their identity; through an artistic methodology, from youth to youth; providing an alternative training, awareness, articulation and expression. Contributing to generate creative sp……read more
Artellewa Art Space Organization / Multidisciplinary / Egypt
artellewa aims to create a space for reflection during this time of transition; a space for rejuvenation of ideas and progressive thought and connect Ard El Lewa and its inhabitants with the broader culture of the city and the world through art, and creates a unique opportun……read more
ARTery Arts and Health Society Organization / Multidisciplinary, Visual Arts / Canada
We are a not for profit organization. We facilitate arts and health programs to support the physical, mental and emotional well-being of people of all ages and abilities to transcend their dis/ease by engaging with the person beyond their illness. We offer opportunities for decision-making at a time……read more
Artist Proof Studio Organization / Visual Arts / South Africa
The Mission of Artist Proof Studio is to provide an environment to develop citizens with a common set of values, expressed in the notion of Ubuntu, that have talent and passion to achieve artistic excellence. APS focuses on printmaking and its allied outreach programmes to build capacity of peopl……read more
Artists for Peace and Justice Organization / Multidisciplinary / United States
Artists for Peace and Justice supports communities in Haiti through programs in education, healthcare, and dignity through the arts. With your help we are removing the barriers that poverty poses to a future of opportunity for children in Haiti. …read more