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 partners, and citizens who want to be more engaged in public life.

What we do

Billboards

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

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.

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.

Freedom Quilts

Lawn Signs

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In 2018, For Freedoms launched the largest creative collaboration in our nation's history, the 50 State Initiative. During the midterm election season, we held over 700 concurrent decentralized public events across the country with over 250 partners that reflected a multiplicity of voices and sparked a national dialogue about art, education, commerce, and politics. On our platform, you’ll see all of the incredible activations that happened this past fall, in addition to others that the For Freedoms community continues to put on today.

50 STATE INITIATIVE & BEYOND

In 2018, For Freedoms launched the largest creative collaboration in our nation's history, the 50 State Initiative. During the midterm election season, we held over 700 concurrent decentralized public events across the country with over 250 partners that reflected a multiplicity of voices and sparked a national dialogue about art, education, commerce, and politics. On our platform, you’ll see all of the incredible activations that happened this past fall, in addition to others that the For Freedoms community continues to put on today.

Community Feed

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Elusive

#freedomfromfear Reagan Ryder is a female artist working with a focus on abstraction and self-portraiture. Ryder creates her body of work through a blend of photographic and mixed media processes. By using both digital and analog techniques, She builds a proficient body of conceptual works about identity, intimacy, sensuality, and change. With the use of personal symbolism and consistent thematic choices, Ryder has centered her work as a means to re-defining personal and societal definitions of spirituality, orientation, and love. She is especially interested in exploring her place within her spiritual, familial, and intimate relationships as the inevitability of change flourish in her life. Ryder was originally based in rural Utah where she received an Associates degree in art as well as an Associate of Science. Ryder uses her unique perspective from living in the state to educate her work with the hopes of furthering her message of acceptance to others. Ryder now resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Reagan Ryder

Reagan Ryder is a female artist working with a focus on abstraction and self-portraiture. Ryder creates her body of work through a blend of photographic and mixed media processes. By using both digital and analog techniques, She builds a proficient body of conceptual works about identity, intimacy, sensuality, and change. With the use of personal symbolism and consistent thematic choices, Ryder has centered her work as a means to re-defining personal and societal definitions of spirituality, orientation, and love. She is especially interested in exploring her place within her spiritual, familial, and intimate relationships as the inevitability of change flourish in her life. Ryder was originally based in rural Utah where she received an Associates degree in art as well as an Associate of Science. Ryder uses her unique perspective from living in the state to educate her work with the hopes of furthering her message of acceptance to others. Ryder now resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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Lord Scratch

New Orleans based.
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Pulitzer Arts Foundation

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation is a museum that believes in the power of dynamic experiences with art. Presenting contemporary and historic art in dialogue with its celebrated Tadao Ando building, the exhibitions and programs inspire new ideas and perspectives. The Pulitzer is a place for contemplation and exchange that brings art and people together.
50StatePartner Lawn Signs
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Oge

Filmmaker/Artist/Activist
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I. Zahira-Rose Jacovino

Artist, author, poet, culture worker
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Haley St. Dennis

Apply background in politics, social impact, and strategic communications to improving corporate responsibility.
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Svet Jacqueline

Photojournalist Female Activist Artist Curator
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Shelby Graham

Gallery Director at UC Santa Cruz
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Tri-Faith Initiative

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Wendy Goldberg

Interim Executive Director at The Tri-Faith Initiative Inclusive. Strategic. Innovative. Catalyst. Creating a culture in which religious pluralism is socially normative.
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3/1 America: A Film By Garrett Bradley

HOSTED AT BILLY WILDER THEATER, HAMMER MUSEUMTwo screenings of Garrett Bradley's America, recently shown at Sundance 2019, will play in the Billy Wilder Theatre. Composed of 12 silent interconnected vignettes that draw upon Black history, America is a cinematic omnibus rooted in New Orleans, challenging the idea of black cinema as a "wave" or "movement in time," proposing instead a continuous thread of achievement. Run time: 30 minutes.
March 1, 2020

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