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.
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Association l’Observatoire Organization / Multidisciplinary / Morocco
Association l'Observatoire generates proposal and project design promoting relations between artists, researchers and the general public in Morocco and abroad. The Observatory strives to create the necessary conditions for projects unsuited to artistic production systems, academic and cultura……read more
Atelier-Théâtre Burkinabé Organization / Theatre / Burkina Faso
A Theatre for Development group based in Burkina Faso. They create and produce theatre plays on awareness of HIVS, AIDS and STDs. Every two years the group organizes an international festival of Theatre for Development in Ouagadougou. …read more
Atira Women’s Resource Society Organization / Multidisciplinary / Canada
Blending art, community and social entrepreneurship, Enterprising Women Making Art works with emerging women artists and artisans in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to participate in a democratic and equitable social enterprise that coordinates the pooling of resources to produce and market wom……read more
ATTACK! Autonomous Cultural Center Organization / Multidisciplinary / Croatia
Attack! is a non-partisan, non-profit, voluntary association of citizens that creates a wider cultural and political alternative, and alternative economy, to give public space to all who want to creatively express and participate in changes at the local level that lead to a free society. …read more
BAK Organization / Multidisciplinary / Netherlands
Since its foundation in 2003, BAK has served as a space for art, knowledge, and activism. Its main mission is to advocate for the dynamic and critical role of art in society, and to catalyze discourse—with and through art as a form of active knowledge—on the urgent social and politica……read more
Barefeet Theatre Organization / Theatre / Zambia
Barefeet Theater is a non-governmental organization (NGO) that uses play, creativity, and empowerment to give vulnerable children in Zambia a chance at a better life. Barefeet was founded by former street children as a response to the plight of young people living on Zambia streets. Through the p……read more
Barefoot Artists Organization / Multidisciplinary / United States
Barefoot Artists brings the transformative power of art to the most impoverished communities in the world through participatory and multifaceted projects that foster community empowerment, improve the physical environment, promote economic development, and preserve and support indigenous art and ……read more
Beehive Design Collective Organization / Visual Arts / United States
The Beehive Design Collective is a wildly motivated, all-volunteer, activist arts collective dedicated to “cross-pollinating the grassroots” by creating collaborative, anti-copyright images for use as educational and organizing tools. We work as word-to-image translators of complex gl……read more
Belarus Free Theatre Organization / Theatre / United Kingdom
Belarus Free Theatre (BFT) is a UK-based international award-winning theatre company founded on principles of freedom of speech and artistic expression. Our focus is on social justice, taboo zones and violation of human rights across the globe. Our approach is akin to investigative journalism. We……read more
Black Theatre Workshop Organization / Theatre / Canada
Black Theatre Workshop is Canada’s oldest Black theatre company. Our mission is to encourage and promote the development of a Black and Canadian Theatre, rooted in a literature that reflects the creative will of Black Canadian writers and artists, and the creative collaborations between Bla……read more
Blossom Trust Organization / Multidisciplinary / India
Our Mission: To facilitate a process where marginalised groups can become self-sufficient in improving their health, environmental, economic and social needs. To achieve this by working in partnership with other development actors in the spirit of art, culture and community. …read more
BluePrint For Life Organization / Multidisciplinary / Canada
BluePrintForLife offers dynamic, culturally appropriate programs designed for First Nations and Inuit youth that are founded on HipHop, rooted in traditional culture, and centered on community needs. Their programming has also been successfully adapted to meet the needs of youth in Canadas inner ……read more
Break Arts Organization / Multidisciplinary / Canada
Break Arts’ mission is to inspire young people around the world to co-author the stories of their lives. We achieve this mission by partnering with schools and communities to expand notions of literacy and narrative through text, image and performance projects. We believe in expressing……read more
Brico’ Libre Organization / Visual Arts / Canada
Mission: To host arts & crafts activities across the Eastern Townships, Quebec. To offer a healthy & social activity for people to meet each other in their neighbourhood by providing a safe space to make art in the company of others. To tap into peo……read more
Budhan Theatre Organization / Theatre / India
Our mission is to bring about social change by raising awareness of the historical plight of Denotified Tribes, notably the Chhara community, which has faced physical, social, and psychological struggle through its stigmatization as criminal. We aim to do this by utilizing the talents of the Chha……read more
C&G Artpartment Organization / Visual Arts / Hong Kong S.A.R., China
C&G Artpartment is a Hong Kong based art space with two portions: an art exhibition space and a visual art education unit. With a strong concern over the local art ecology, C&G helps develop new flavors in the local art scene, use art to respond to social and cultural issues, and provide ……read more