Arts for Development Foundation
1869 East Shawnigan Lake Road
Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W0mailto:a4df@a4dfoundation.comshapeimage_1_link_0

The Arts for Development Foundation is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to facilitating the integration of the arts into social and economic development projects. Founded on the conviction that the arts and creative media can awaken and release human potential in profound and unique ways, the Arts for Development Foundation seeks to establish authentic relationships among individuals, communities, artists, and organizations working to create vibrant and sustainable approaches to human prosperity.

The Arts for Development Foundation believes that education plays a central role in all effective development work. Creative, artistic, and cultural expression enhance the education process by empowering and inspiring a vision for prosperity and well-being that transcends the limitations of a mechanical or materialistic approach to human development.

The Foundation plays a leading role in fostering the integration of the arts in development and education initiatives by:

  1. BulletEstablishing a global network for collaboration among members of the artistic and development communities

  2. BulletRecognizing and rewarding those initiatives that utilize the arts and artists in development projects, particularly those aimed at education

  3. BulletFundraising, training, grants and awards

  4. BulletCreating partnerships and serving the needs of like minded organizations

  5. BulletSeeking opportunities to increase awareness about the power of the arts in inspiring and releasing human potential