Our online exhibitions of artworks are the heart of our pillar of digital connection, showing the world countless of artists ArtVocating for the issues they care about.
ArtVocacy's Open Gallery is an all-inclusive, ongoing collective of artworks on any social issue, by any artist, and at any time of the year. Artworks will be featured primarily on our social media as they emerge (alongside a space in our web gallery).
ArtVocacy's Themed Gallery is a seasonal collective, with a certain social issue or phrase as a theme each season or every few months. Artworks are collected within a certain timeframe, and will be featured primarily on website gallery.
Our first themed gallery, Community During Crisis, is featured down below. Our 2021: Sports for a Purpose preliminary gallery (submissions will be open to the public in the summer!) is also below to see and learn from. Check out our gallery from last season, Identity in the Modern World, below!
A collaborative art exhibition, artivists across the globe highlight what identity truly means today. In the wake of the BLM and unjust killings, conversations surrounding diversity, equity and inclusion have been more prevalent than ever. Art is a catalyst for such conversations - and more, actions beyond words.
Stay tuned for ways you can fiscally support BIPOC and in-need initiatives through purchasing environmentally-friendly materials featuring some of the incredible art below!
Eric Chen, 13 | Vaughan, Canada | Music Track
Everyone in the world has no differences, but we discriminate against each other. The world needs some rest and peace. Everybody can help with this. Racism has to be stopped, to make the world better.
Performed on Cello by Mia Paul, 17 | Encino, CA, USA
With all of the surrounding issues today, I feel as though everyone needs to put their emotions into a creative outlet. Mine is music, and today I would like to share to the world how I feel with every issue through Elgar’s Cello Concerto No. 1.
My submission is to provide a sense of unity. I want to share my emotions with the world with every issue pouring throughout the world. I hope to enhance our unity to bring together peace and change.
In light of the Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games as well as Girl Up and WWE's "Sports for a Purpose" initiative, 2021 spotlights the gender inequity within the realm of sports. Through the power of art, challenges faced by women in this field are recognized, truly giving sports a purpose to advocate for, beyond next year.
By age 14, girls drop out of sports at twice the rate boys drop out of sports (Girl Up; Play Like a Girl).
With the advent of the #MeToo movement in the sports world, stories of sexual harassment and rape culture continue to be reported.
For almost half (49%) of publicly funded national governing bodies, less than a quarter of their Board are women (Women in Sport).
The following works are created in partnership with and by GenZ artivists from the nationally-acclaimed U.S. Fine Art, a cultural arts center and educational institution located in Temple City, CA, USA. Supported by the school's seasoned art instructors in their works, students of all youth ages tackle gender barriers and encourage young womxn to participate in sports, bringing awareness onto canvas the stories they've faced as artists and athletes alike, within COVID-19 as well.
Kayleigh Huang, 13 | Arcadia, CA, United States | Color pencil on paper
Skateboarding Girl is a drawing I created with color pencils to show the feeling of skateboarding. I used vibrant colors to express the excitement gained from it. Life is full of color and some people get their “color” from sports.
A special exhibition aiming to fight COVID-19, "Community during Crisis" features all forms of art created by youth artists on the effects of this global health situation throughout the world. From the mental health of quarantine to cultural importance, art brings together a community, what truly defeats the virus.
Our themed exhibition featuring art on diversity, equity & inclusion by artists across the globe, "Identity in the Modern World", is OFFICIALLY LIVE! Check it out below.