Art & Development Partnerships

One of the goals of the Foundation is to highlight initiatives and projects that strive to integrate the arts into their development activity. Here is an initial attempt to compile, categorize, and highlight the ongoing efforts and resources available. Know of a project we should be reference? Please let us know.

Integrating the arts with development

As a charitable non-profit organization we seek to build authentic partnerships between funding agencies, like minded organizations, artists and development efforts.

Power of Hope

Our Mission: The Power of Hope unleashes the positive potential of youth through arts-centered intergenerational and multicultural learning programs that value self-awareness, leadership, community and social change.


Beatboard is committed to affecting positive change in communities through delivering leading-edge experiential education programs that value diversity, inclusion and solutions for healthy living.

Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts supports, promotes and celebrates the work of Canadian artists and arts organizations.

Art for Development Network

Arts For Global Development, is an international volunteer based initiative with a purpose of furthering interdisciplinary, multisectoral, cross-cultural and creative approach in social change, and facilitating creative sector and stakeholders of development together empower socially and economically disadvantaged individuals and communities worldwide, particularly children, youth, and women.

Current Initiatives

Resources & Likeminded Organizations

First Nations Documentary Project

The Arts for Development Foundation is seeking to collaborate with filmmakers in an effort to document the stories and perspectives of Native American (First Nations ) Baha'is in North America. Film and video are mediums capable of bringing powerful resources to a wide audience through narrative and storytelling.  In addition to providing a historical record, the project seeks to compile profound presentations on the Bahai Faith, the relationship between the Baha'i Faith and Native spirituality, as well as the unique stories of individuals and their journey.

The Foundation will be seeking the support of individuals through volunteering time and energy, through financial contributions to develop the films, and identifying resources and expertise in writing scripts, film making and editing, and ultimately through the contributions Native American (First Nations) Baha'is make by sharing their stories.

The Foundation will seek to distribute the video presentations through a variety of means (internet, DVD, television) in consultation with the communities that the project hopes to serve. For this project we would welcome support in a number of ways, including identifying those to be filmed, writers, media professionals and those who would consider supporting this initiative with financial donations which are tax deductible in Canada.

Download the newest Newsletter describing recent activities and projects: Click A4D Newsletter - Issue 1.pdf to download.

To contribute to this project or offer skills, contacts and resources please contact us at and you can also join our Facebook group.

Online Arts Resource Directory

The Foundation is striving to develop an online resource HUB that creatively connects people, communities, artists, projects, funding agencies, educational institutions, and like minded organizations that are striving to serve human prosperity and wellbeing.

Anyone can contribute to this project by sending us links to websites of interest, researching service projects and development opportunities, identifying funding opportunities and authentic partnerships, and contributing resources that are relevant to the purposes of the Foundation.

To contribute to this project or offer skills, contacts and resources please contact us at and you can also join our Facebook group.

Click HERE to go to the pilot project & example page