Fine Acts is exploring the intersection of human rights and art and its potential to catalyze social change. We curate, commission and promote contemporary art with purpose. We bring together activists and artists from across the globe to work on collaborative art projects. Our core Collective currently features over 40 TED Fellows, and is growing to include other prominent artists and advocates.

The main pillars of our work include:

  • Calls for works - where we collaborate with human rights advocates on thematic creative briefs, and invite artists to submit proposals for artworks. Selected artists are then consulted by advocates in creating their work. By now we have curated two collections, PEACE (2015) and SEEKING SAFETY (2016), both ongoing. The theme of our next call will be announced soon.
  • Targeted campaigns - where we select groundbreaking nonprofits and create tailor-made, awareness-raising, participatory campaigns for their needs, by involving artists, technologists and data experts. Currently we are developing the PROJECT LIGHT campaign (2016-2017), together with Peek Vision.

PEACE

 
 

For PEACE Fine Acts brought together over 20 TED Fellow artists and activists, who have created thought-provoking works that explore the myriad of meanings of peace and how they can be communicated.

 
The Future Alicia Eggert and Safwat Saleem

The Future
Alicia Eggert and Safwat Saleem

Postcards from Ferguson Jon Lowenstein

Postcards from Ferguson
Jon Lowenstein

Adhan Bahia Shehab

Adhan
Bahia Shehab

Survivor Laura Boushnak

Survivor
Laura Boushnak

Hashtag Virgin Zena el Khalil

Hashtag Virgin
Zena el Khalil

Reunification Christine Sun Kim with Jayne Kim

Reunification
Christine Sun Kim with Jayne Kim

The Prosthetics Society Candy Chang

The Prosthetics Society
Candy Chang

Candy Jorge Mañes Rubio

Candy
Jorge Mañes Rubio

 
 

SEEKING SAFETY

For our second call we chose the topic of SEEKING SAFETY. Because of the 59.5 million people who have been uprooted from their homes - an all time high since WWII. Because seeking - and enjoying - asylum is a basic human right. Because of the 40 000 who died along the route to safety. Because half the refugees are children. And because reaching “safety” doesn’t mean that one is safe, at all.

We are currently co-producing, and seeking funding, for these projects:

 
Migration Watch Alison Killing

Migration Watch
Alison Killing

This Land Was Made For You And Me Constance Hockaday and Anastasia Taylor-Lind

This Land Was Made For You And Me
Constance Hockaday and Anastasia Taylor-Lind

A New Home Safwat Saleem

A New Home
Safwat Saleem

Syria24 Andrew Nemr

Syria24
Andrew Nemr

 

PROJECT LIGHT

Our first collaboration with a social impact organisation is with Peek Vision -  a team of eye specialists, public health doctors, technologists and product designers who are passionate about making high quality eye care available to everyone.

Together we are developing PROJECT LIGHT - a worldwide art campaign that aims to raise global awareness and inspire local action. Today 2.5 billion people don't have access to basic eye care, and 80% of the 39 million people who are blind are blind from curable or preventable conditions. We believe that everyone, no matter where they live, deserves access to vision and healthcare.