ART for The World is a non-governmental organization founded to build a bridge between art and society, with contemporary art serving humanitarian purposes.
Inspired by the Article 27 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “Everyone has the right to take part freely in the cultural life of the community, [and] to enjoy the arts,” ART for The World aims to engage art as an important tool for fostering dialogue among diverse peoples, cultures, and worldviews to encourage tolerance and solidarity in the defence of human rights, underlying the importance of the relationship between the artist and the most compelling issues of our time.
Founded in 1995 in Geneva as a direct outgrowth of the Dialogues of Peace exhibition in the context of the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations, its activities involve the participation of artists and filmmakers from around the globe.
As a museum without walls, ART for The World is a collaborative effort with the participation of artists, international institutions and corporations from all corners of the globe sharing ideals and activities expanding and reaching beyond the traditional confines of art, in becoming more inclusive and accessible to a broader audience.
Their mission is to create, through the universal language of the ARTS, a meaningful and enduring dialogue among people and cultures in order to encourage tolerance and solidarity and to foster culture and education as a human right.