Social Change Partners collaborate with Amplifier to help communities during the time of Corona.
Art galleries, museums, and performance venues remain shuttered during the spread of the Coronavirus. While classic arts institutions plan for a partial re-opening of their creative calendars, the civic art lab Amplifier works with educators and social change partners in every state to make an impact for good. Amplifier has an impressive collective of artists from Shepard Fairey to Jessica Sabogal. Amplifier artists collaborate with high-impact organizations like the Women’s March on Washington, Rock the Vote, and Earth Guardians. Their projects include a call for art to promote mental health, well-being, and social change during the spread of COVID-19.
If you believe in the power of civic art to impact our communities for good, then Amplifier is a best-in-class example of how to do things right.
The hits to the International Creative Calendar keep growing regarding onsite programming. Artists and cultural organizations remain unsure about a safe timeline for returning to conference halls and performance venues. Until then, major culture organizations like Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube team up for We Are One: A Global Film Festival launching on May 29.
We Are One is a 10-day digital film festival featuring programming from the Berlin International Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, and more.
True to the values of civic art, the We Are One festival pledges to donate to the World Health Organization (WHO) and local relief partners, helping communities impacted by the spread of COVID-19.
If you can imagine a significant film festival during the time of Corona, the We Are One festival hits all the essential benchmarks.
Close to my Cincinnati base, where shelter in place orders remain in effect, shuttered businesses continue to protect their windows with plywood. Chances are you see this in your hometown. The impact is grim and depressing. Look to a photo gallery in The Guardian showcasing the work of Seattle artists creating beautiful art on the plywood covers. Until art fans safely return to galleries, museums, and performance venues, public art can provide offline and onsite joy during the time of Corona.