What Does "Socially-Engaged Visual and Literary Art" Mean to Us?

  • Opening up new ways of seeing our world and people's lives

  • Exploring human rights, social justice and social change

  • Addressing issues of sustainability, climate and the environment

  • Engaging current events and community concerns

  • Expanding who we see as artists or writers

  • A commitment to equity and diversity in the arts 

  • Hosting events that bring differing communities together for creativity and meaningful dialogue

  • Bringing free art and literature into public spaces 

  • Serving people of all ages, abilities, identities and backgrounds

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