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Through campaigns and activations throughout the United States, we provide visionary tools to communities, artists, and organizations to make beloved community irresistible. Together, we seek infinite expansion.

Through campaigns and activations throughout the United States, we provide visionary tools to communities, artists, and organizations to make beloved community irresistible. Together, we seek infinite expansion.


June 1 - June 4: A celebratory weekend of programming and events honoring the former residents of Queen City, VA
Join us for a For Freedoms News Special Report on the occasion of Cuban Independence Day with host José Parlá.
A six-artist exhibition of intersectional identity explorations including trans survivalism and Indigenous Futurism presented in collaboration with Fotografiska, New York.
The School of Lived Experience is an artist created renewal space.
Artists and thought leaders Hank Willis Thomas, Eric M. Anderson, Erin Genia, Sabrina Dorsainvil, and Eric Gottesman will explore themes of love and compassion in a conversation moderated by Yng-Ru Chen of Praise Shadows Art Gallery and organized in collaboration with For Freedoms.
In conversation with The Embrace, a new monument on the Boston Common by Hank Willis Thomas x Mass Design, For Freedoms co-curated the exhibition with Praise Shadows Gallery.
Following its premiere at the Brooklyn Museum (October 28 - November 6, 2022), For Freedoms announces that For Freedoms News (FFN) will be presented in its second iteration at Untitled Art.
On stage at the Brooklyn Museum, Peña and Bain will coanchor a live show that includes a segment called “News from the Inside,” featuring an incarcerated correspondent reporting from prison.
#EyesonIran is a response in solidarity with the courageous Iranians who are risking their lives to express their demand for human rights and a free Iran.
Commissioned by The Music Center, We ARe Here: A Celebration of Legacy paired the worlds of physical and digital artistic experiences to broaden our understanding of L.A.’s ancestral history.
Another Justice is a call to reconvene and reconsider what justice can be in a time of imbalance.
For Freedoms, in collaboration with Blackpuffin Curatorial, presented its third visual essay Looks of Freedom III, curated by Modou Dieng Yacine and Michelle Woo.
On August 29, we were at the Apollo Historic Theater for a one-night performance of LYRICS FROM LOCKDOWN.
The Hear Her Here (HHH) initiative, created by For Freedoms and supported by Converse, focuses on propelling more Black femme artists into spotlights, onto stages, and at the heads of tables, to make a transformative impact on the communities we share.
A COOL MILLION (ACM) is a campaign for climate awareness and activism led by artists, arts professionals, and institutions.
FOR FREEDOMS and CONVERSE have teamed up for Hear Her Here - an initiative that helps propel more Black femme artists into spotlights, onto stages and at the heads of tables to make positive impact on the communities we share.
What does LANDBACK mean to you? We asked over twenty Indigenous artists and allies this question, inspiring reflections on the past, and visions of the future.
For the first time, For Freedoms went to the UK! In partnership with Avant Arte, For Freedoms presented 2020 Awakening billboards by Hank Willis Thomas and Christine Wong Yap throughout London and offered limited prints of each design.
The final program, JUSTICE for Our Future, is a culmination of the full series, unveiling and addressing the systemic reality of mass incarceration and deepening understanding of the work being done to do away with it.
HEALING through Community Collaboration brings focus to youth and community, opening with a performance by Truthworker Theater Company, a theater troupe of high school and college-age youth in Brooklyn, and followed by a group reflection on the performance.
The second program, LISTENING for Individual Stories, focuses on the individual impact of mass incarceration
In tandem with Coby Kennedy’s Kalief Browder: The Box, Pioneer Works and For Freedoms present Beyond The Box, a four-part program series to consider the realities of mass incarceration through the lens of art and activism.
In collaboration with The May 19th Project, in solidarity with AAPI heritage month, and in honor of the diversity of the AAPI community, For Freedoms curated and produced a billboard campaign to visualize mutual support in a time of increasing anti-Asian violence around the globe.
Since 2016, For Freedoms has been inserting artists’ voices into the American media landscape. This year, in collaboration with Unfinished, we asked the question: What would it look like if advertising, like art, asked questions instead of answering them?
The lawn signs allow every participant in their own way to articulate a vision of freedom that contains multitudes.
We believe that if artists’ voices replace advertising across the country, public discourse will become more nuanced.
As part of the 50 State Initiative in 2018, For Freedoms released a set of curatorial questions to the community.
For Freedoms Town Halls are meant to be artful acts—the goal is civic engagement and dynamic conversation.
What else could freedom look like? How expansive can a nation's self-image be?
On June 7th, 2016 the For Freedoms headquarters opened to the public at both Jack Shainman Gallery's 24th Street and 20th Street locations in New York City.