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.
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.