Category Art and Social Change

Around the world, artists and social activists are encountering a wide range of demanding social agendas. Jointly they are striving to promote positive social change through collaborative efforts of art-making and social activism. Various terms are used to describe this new and diverse field, each with its own nuanced goals and practices. These include art for social change (ASC), socially engaged art, community-engaged arts, community cultural development, cultural mediation, eco-friendly arts, social innovation arts, and participatory arts.