Non-Profit Teams Up With Visual Artists For Change

The Amplifier Foundation commissions artists in nation-wide fight against hate, fear, racism and more.

Self-described as 'an art machine for social change,' the foundation has recently commissioned 18 artists to collaborate in their We the People campaign, as well as provided support for the recent Womens March On Washington.

Armed with a reputable staff and expanding list of partners, the foundation has taken on a wide range of social issues aimed at leveraging the work of artists to inspire action by the masses.

Their mission:

"WE ARE A VISUAL MEDIA EXPERIMENT DEDICATED TO AMPLIFYING THE VOICES OF GRASSROOTS MOVEMENTS THROUGH ART AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. WE DO THIS BY FUNDING COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN THOSE MOVEMENTS AND CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS SO THAT THEIR MESSAGES CAN REACH A WIDER AUDIENCE."

Learn more about some of their recent campaigns below and get involved!

Shepard Fairy

Campaign: "We the People"

Summary: We the People is a nonpartisan campaign dedicated to igniting a national dialogue about American identity and values through public art and story sharing

Artist: Shepard Fairey

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Jessica Sabo

Campaign: "Women's March On Washington"

Summary: created an open call for art to arm those gathered with visual messaging to amplify the voice of this monumental grassroots movement.

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Cheyenne Randal

Campaign: "Tattoed for Peltier"

Summary: #TattooedForPeltier is a campaign created by The Amplifier Foundation and Native American artist Cheyenne Randall (@IndianGiver) to raise awareness for the Free Peltier Movement in partnership with the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee.

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Campaign: "The Truth Is Prisons Are..."

Summary: A community storytelling project.  In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth), Hank Willis Thomas and Cause Collective’s  members of the public to complete the statement “The truth is…”. In collaboration with the Amplifier Foundation, Thomas has created a campaign to ask people around the country what THEIR truth is when looking at the impact of the US prison system on their lives.