4 Refugee Artists Reframing Their Narrative

Uprooting your life is a challenging concept in any form, and to do so when faced with danger and adversity is truly harrowing. But that’s not the story these artists are telling. These artists are reminding us that when confronted with chaos and tragedy, art goes on. The need for creative express...

“Labels are irrelevant” How Character Design is Battling Judgement from a New Angle

Nathan Richards, 21, is an Australian illustrator using character design to break down barriers and prove that there’s beauty in everyone. I came out only a year ago as a queer. When I did, I realized how afraid I had been to be my true self. Now, as an artist, I feel like it’s my responsibility...

Sustainable Design: Finnegan Harries on Reconnecting with Nature in NYC

Three weeks ago, I spent seven days traveling through two national parks with an old friend. Both Banff and Jasper National Park offer breathtaking views of verdant valleys guarded by snow capped mountains and dotted with impossibly blue lakes. The experience was a stark contrast to the city that I ...

5 Tips on Creating Powerful Films from a Sundance Award Winner

Jeff Orlowski shares insights on creating cause-driven art, and the advice he wishes he’d gotten as an emerging filmmaker. Jeff Orlowski is a Sundance Ignite Mentor and Director of award-winning films Chasing Ice and Chasing Coral. The films capture the devastating decay of our planet’s glaciers...

These Artists Used Instagram to Prove Collaboration Has No Bounds

From the Middle East to the American South: Zeina, 19, and Merrick, 24, collaborated across continents to share a story of the need and the hope of Syria. But this story is bigger than their work. Think back to last time you created something. Did you write/paint/plan/build in a vacuum, separated fr...

Finn Harries on Owning Your Impact

We all have a responsibility to rise to the challenges that have been put before us. When it comes to protecting planet earth it doesn’t matter what country you’re from, what gender or sexual orientation you are or religion you believe in. This is a problem that affects every single one of us &#...

Climate Action: 5 Ways You Can Put Your Creativity to Use for Earth Month

Now is the time to take a stand – as an artist, you have the power of influence. The earth needs artists. It needs voices of all kinds from poets and painters to rappers, sculptors, photographers, and innovators – reaching to their creative core to express an issue that defines us collec...

4 Emerging Filmmakers Who #ShatterStereotypes

These inspiring artists are using their powerful films to break barriers and challenge bias. Film is a powerful empathy generator – the right story can transport the viewer from their world into the life of another, changing perspectives by humanizing issues and people we would’ve never ...