For Freedoms, founded by Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, is a platform for civic engagement used by artists in the United States. Founded around Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms, this organization merges art, activism, and education. Their most recent project, The 50 State Initiative, is a collection of artists who will produce public art installations around the country and create a dialogue about how art can engage us in civic action and discussion during the time leading up to the midterm elections. This initiative will include billboards, town hall forums, lawn signs, and exhibitions to begin public discourse. Walsh and Moynihan will discuss the mission of For Freedoms and how art plays a pivotal role in leading toward social change.
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Aperture Foundation’s public programs are supported, in part, by generous donations from our Board of Trustees, our members and other individuals, and from corporate foundations and private foundations including: Grace Jones Richardson Trust, the William Talbott Hillman Foundation, and public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.