We believe citizenship is defined by participation, not by ideology.

Through non-partisan nationwide programming, we use art as a vehicle for participation to deepen public discussions on civic issues and core values. We are a hub for artists, arts institutions, and citizens who want to be more engaged in public life.

What we do

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For Freedoms outdoor activations invite artists to use the tools of art and advertising to encourage civic engagement. We believe that if artists’ voices replace advertising across the country, public discourse will become more nuanced.

Town Halls

Town Halls

Traditionally used by politicians as forums to connect with their constituencies, answer questions, and promote their campaigns, For Freedoms Town Halls provide safe platforms for conversations that seek to encourage a more active, collaborative, inclusive, and empathetic community. Town Halls bring together experts in various disciplines such as art, design, policy making, and community organizing in cities across the country to discuss issues related to freedom.

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Exhibitions

For Freedoms exhibitions engage local perspectives on Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms: affirming the inalienable human rights of freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear.

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AND MORE...

This year, For Freedoms has launched the largest creative collaboration in our nation's history, the
 50 State Initiative. From September to November of 2018, concurrent decentralized public events across the country will reflect a multiplicity of voices and spark a national dialogue about art, education, commerce, and politics.

50 state initiative

This year, For Freedoms has launched the largest creative collaboration in our nation's history, the
 50 State Initiative. From September to November of 2018, concurrent decentralized public events across the country will reflect a multiplicity of voices and spark a national dialogue about art, education, commerce, and politics.

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For Freedoms Town Hall + International Potluck
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Nov
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For Freedoms Town Hall + International Potluck

Following the November International Potluck, join a Town Hall conversation considering the four freedoms articulated moderated by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1941: freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear. For Freedoms Town Halls provide safe platforms for conversations that seek to encourage a more active, collaborative, inclusive, and empathetic community. Town Hall conversation will be moderated by Alex Cyusa.  After the Town Hall, create a lawn sign to define freedom in your own way. You can add your lawn sign to a collaborative installation along 7th St. N. in Fargo, or place it in your own yard.Schedule: 11:00 am – Welcome + drop off your potluck dish11:15 am – Potluck lunch12:15 pm – For Freedoms Town Hall / kids activities1:15 pm – Lawn SignsThis program is part of the @ForFreedoms #50StateInitiative, in conjunction with the exhibition "Social Justice Revisited" at NDSU's Memorial Union Gallery.
November 3, 2018
Dinner Lawn Signs Public Program Town Hall
Stuart Sheldon, How Was School Today? x MOCA North Miami
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Sep
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Stuart Sheldon, How Was School Today? x MOCA North Miami

September 3, 2018
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Lawn Sign Activation
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Nov
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Lawn Sign Activation

Student Groups at University of Idaho, Prichard Art Gallery & Dept. of Art and Design will design and produce lawn signs and billboards, on display in Lewiston, ID.
November 1, 2018
Lawn Signs
Student Produced Billboards
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Nov
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Student Produced Billboards

Student Groups at University of Idaho, Prichard Art Gallery & Dept. of Art and Design will design and produce lawn signs and billboards, on display in Lewiston, ID.
November 1, 2018
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