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.
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.
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:
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.