Art projects related to social issues

Fogo Island Arts


Unlike most of other projects on this site, this post looks at an organization that is leveraging the power of arts to help support the viability of a small, isolated community. Organization: Shorefast Foundation Project: Fogo Island Arts Corporation Year…

Mandela Artscape, by Susan Leibovitz Steinman


Artist: Susan Leibovitz Steinman Title: Mandela Artscape   Year created: 1998-1999 Location: West Oakland, USA Materials: Used freeway materials and (mostly) native California. plants. What is the piece’s impact? The project was rooted in a quest to create local jobs, develop new skills and training. It resulted in…