Art of Change 21 is the first environmentally focused initiative that merges art, social entrepreneurship and youth movements.
Art of Change 21 began its activities in 2014 with the organization of an international co-creative event, “the Conclave of the 21”, at the Gaité Lyrique in Paris, which brought together 21 committed and engaged artists, social entrepreneurs and young pioneers of ecological transition from 12 countries. Together, they designed actions to mobilize the general public for the environment.
In 2015, Art of Change 21 launched two concrete programs that were conceived at the Conclave – MASKBOOK and CAiRE GAME. Together, under the umbrella of both actions, they have already organised more than 60 events in the world including France, China, Kenya, Ecuador, and South Korea, reaching out to thousands of participants.
Also active on the issue of global warming, Art of Change 21 actively participates in the UNFCCC’s Conference of Parties (COP). For COP21 in 2015, the association organized an exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris, an artistic performance at Le Bourget in Paris and an outdoor exhibition in Beijing, China. For the COP22 in 2016, Art of Change 21 created the event BALAD_E in Marrakesh: eight days of environmental and climate change focused programming in the city, in partnership with the artist Hassan Hajjaj.
In 2017, Art of Change 21 will organize a second edition of the “Conclave of the 21” and will create an exciting program for the COP23.
Art of Change 21 is a non-profit association created in 2014 in Paris ahead of the COP21. It was founded by Alice Audouin, its current president, a pioneer in exploring the relationship between art and sustainable development in France. Art of Change 21 has an international team and is sponsored by the artist Olafur Eliasson and the social entrepreneur Tristan Lecomte. Its main partners are the Schneider Electric Foundation and UN Environment.
To conceive and put in place artistic, innovative, participative and accessible actions, aiming to raise awareness and mobilize citizens on the theme of sustainable development and the environment.
The multidisciplinary and collective creative process of its actions.
Each project is the fruit of a « cross-fertilisation », a close collaboration between artists, social entrepreneurs and young leaders committed to environmental protection.
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