OUR MISSION

ArtWorks for Freedom uses the transformative power of art to inspire action to end human trafficking. We work to change public perceptions; educate sectors affected by trafficking; and motivate individuals, communities, and systems to directly engage in the movement to eradicate modern-day slavery. 

Our approach is grassroots but our reach is global. ArtWorks has launched anti-trafficking initiatives in cities throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.

WHAT WE DO

  • We create artworks across all disciplines that highlight the realities of human trafficking to alert, alarm, and galvanize audiences.
  • We partner with activists, organizations, funders, and other groups in affected sectors to ensure broad community participation, impact, and relevance.
  • We develop high-quality artistic tools in collaboration with critically acclaimed artist-activists and trafficking survivors.
  • We curate exhibitions that fit the needs of our partners and their communities; participate in on-site events; and promote exhibitions via press outreach and social media.

OUR APPROACH

ArtWorks for Freedom’s arts-based approach is unique in the anti-trafficking field. While we work in solidarity with organizations that focus on advocacy, training, and survivor services, we move people to take action through artworks and artistic tools that expose the truth about human trafficking and build a bridge for lasting and systemic change. Our exhibitions and resources support the efforts of our partners from sectors affected by trafficking, who share our commitment to freedom and dignity for all.

OUTDOOR MURALS

OUTDOOR MURALS

FILM

FILM

QUILTS

QUILTS

INTERACTIVE ART

INTERACTIVE ART

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Christina Bain

Christina Bain

Chair
Mick McKeown

Mick McKeown

Treasurer
Helen Marano

Helen Marano

Secretary
Helen Frederick

Helen Frederick

Sanne Kroon

Sanne Kroon

Maurice I. Middleberg

Maurice I. Middleberg

Judah L. Rosner

Judah L. Rosner

Barry Wile

Barry Wile

FOUNDER

Kay Chernush

Kay Chernush

(1944–2022)

ADVISORY BOARD

Barbara Amaya

Barbara Amaya

Gayle Embrey

Gayle Embrey

Alison M. Friedman

Alison M. Friedman

Kate Somers

Kate Somers

Zeyba Rahman

Zeyba Rahman