Geographic areas served: Central America
ArtCorps is a leader in using art to promote social justice in Central America. ArtCorps forms strategic partnerships with grassroots development organizations in order to improve their capacity to educate, empower and mobilize communities around critical issues that threaten their livelihood. During a three-year partnership, ArtCorps places Artists trained in Art for Social Action in communities served by the organizations. In collaboration with the NGO and community groups, the Artists use murals, theater, storytelling, music, puppetry and other creative facilitation techniques to inspire and educate people to participate in improving their communities. At the same time, the Artists train partner organizations to integrate arts-based tools into their education and outreach programs.
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ArtCorps has pumped new vitality into on the one hand my desire to help people in other countries like Guatemala and on the other my love of art. And then married them in my role as board member advancing ArtCorps programs. I have visited ArtCorps artists and projects in Antigua, Totonicapan ... more »
I believe that art speaks to us and motivates us in such unique and powerful ways. I am impassioned by ArtCorps' mission to promote sustainable social change by using art as a primary means of communication and inspiration. ArtCorps plays a vital role in cultivating agents of change in communities, ... more »
My experience with Art Corps began in the Summer of 2011 when I was asked to join their Event Committee for the fall 2011 Raising Spirits fundraiser. I was more than happy to do so as I really believe in their mission of social justice, environmental education, and community building through art. ... more »