Art projects related to social issues

The Vagina Monologues, by Eve Ensler


Artist: Eve Ensler Title: The Vagina Monologues Year created:1994 Location: Global Materials: theatre What is the piece’s impact? What started as a play has evolved into a global movement, now called V-Day. Volunteers put on this play and proceeds support anti-violence…

Various Performances, by the Seeds Project


Artist: Seeds Theatre Group Title: Various Performances Year created: 1997-ongoing Location: Lae District in the Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea Materials: theatre What is the group’s impact? They use the performing arts to communicate community issues to its viewers. Players are largely drawn from…

PHAT-Promoting Healthy Alternatives for Teens


Artist/Organization: University of Maryland Medical Center – Shock Trauma Center with The 5th L Title: PHAT-Promoting Healthy Alternatives for Teens Year created: 1998 – ongoing Location: Baltimore, USA Materials: Spoken word is part of a larger intervention. What is the project’s piece’s impact? Participants are given…

Art not Violence


Organizations:  Women’s College Hospital, the Women’s College Research Institute, and the University of Toronto Title:  Art Not Violence Year created: 2000 – ongoing. Location: Toronto, Canada. Materials: Painting and drawing. What is the piece’s impact? This is largely an awareness raising campaign,…

Wheatfield: A Confrontation, by Agnes Denes


Artist: Agnes Denes Title: Wheatfield: A Confrontation Year created: 1982 Location: New York City, USA Materials: A wheat field, and the cycle of plantation and harvest. What is the piece’s impact? The project transformed an brownfield site into a wheat field for one agricultural…