The broad aims of Art for Change are:
1. to see art have a positive, life-giving role in society
2. to see professional artists grow in the understanding of their social responsibility
3. to see the underprivileged find healing and creativity through art
4. to create opportunities for the general public to respond to social issues through art
To see art shape society with beauty and truth
Supporting the practice and the journey of the artist is important to us at Art for Change and so we invest our resources in organizing programs that focus on the artist. Our main programs are the Artist Residency program (both National and International), a monthly Delhi Studio Tour, and Art Melas that promote our network of emerging artists at the same time as “make beauty affordable.”
Our residencies are especially designed to generate creative dialogue around questions of human value, dignity and life in general, while artists grow professionally and strengthen relationships in creative community. Residencies of the past have focused on themes like gender reconciliation, religious violence, female foeticide, economic disparity, destitution, tuberculosis and more. Through this we also seek to help young economically struggling free-lance artists grow their careers while growing in the social responsibility of their calling.
We participate in art fairs and organize exhibitions to engage the public with thought-provoking art produced in our programs.
Our Made to Create program also provides opportunities to the underprivileged and marginalized to make art.