The Global Art Project For Peace
The mission of the Global Art Project is to joyously create a culture of peace through art. The Project celebrates diversity and multi-culturalism while expressing the idea: We Are All One.
Nominated for a UNESCO Prize, the Global Art Project is an international art exchange for peace which has involved 155,000 participants in 93 countries on seven continents. 200+ Regional Coordinators help to organize and spread the word in their part of the world. The Project was founded in Tucson, Arizona, USA in 1993 by artist, Katherine Josten.
Anyone can participate!
Here’s how it works: Participants create a work of art in any medium, expressing their vision of global peace and goodwill. The art is displayed locally in each participant’s community. Global Art Project then organizes an international exchange by matching participants—group-to-group and individual-to-individual. The exchange occurs April 23-30 biennially, resulting in thousands of people sending messages of Peace around the world at one time—visions of unity simultaneously encircle the Earth. The art is sent as a gift of global friendship and exhibited in the receiving community.
Participants may send documentation of the art created and of the people who came together to create the art to the GAP Art Bank. Global Art Project exhibitions, books, slide presentations, and this website give people an opportunity to experience visions of peace and unity created by individuals from diverse cultures around the world.
How to Participate
1. Register (May 1, 2019 – February 29, 2020) to participate in the exchange. Participants in the US and Canada are required to include a minimum US $15 donation for individuals and US $20 donation for groups. After all registrations are received, GAP will match you with another participant and send you their contact information. Your contact information will be sent to your matching participant as well. Also, contact Berea Arts Council at email@example.com to let us know of your intention to participate for our exhibit planning purposes.
2. Create a work of art expressing your personal vision of global peace and goodwill. The art may be in any medium — visual or literary art, audio or videotapes/CDs of performances, etc. — which can be sent from one group or individual to another.
3. Display (March- April 2020) Regional are here in KY will be shown at Berea Arts Council Gallery.
4. Exchange (April 23 – 30, 2020) your art with the person or group with whom you’ve been matched. The art you receive will be yours to keep, and likewise, the art you send off will be kept as a gift of global friendship. It would be nice to include a photo of yourself and a personal note.
5. Share the art which you’ve received from your GAP partner so that people in your community have an opportunity to experience the diverse visions of global unity from around the world. An exhibit is being planned in Berea later in the summer at Saint Joseph Berea Hosptial.