2023 Jeonju International Awards for Promoting Intangible USA < North America
Art for Refugees in Transition (A.R.T)
100 Bank Street, 5G, New York, New York, 10014, U.S.A.
“A.R.T. continues to find unique and meaningful ways to respond to the growing needs of refugee populations around the world”
Established in 1999, Art for Refugees in Transition (A.R.T.) helps rebuild individual and
community identity for refugees worldwide. Drawing upon the indigenous art forms of each
community, A.R.T.’s programs are designed to enable the elders of a culture to educate and
incorporate the younger generation in their intangible cultural heritage and valued traditions. By
developing self-sustaining curricula and training programs, A.R.T. engages children and adults in
visual, performing, and creative arts drawn from their own cultures.
Educational activities :
University of California Los Angeles Women’s School Leadership Academy (January 2022- June 2022).
Training to increase transdisciplinary partnerships and mutual support, especially in realm of Education.
Promotion of ICH :
Program in Cartagena is situated in a region that is home to internally-displaced Colombians, descendants of former African slaves, Venezuelan refugees, and a new population of international people relocating to Cartagena.
International Cooperation :
A.R.T. has established programs across eights countries and four continents. From its first project working with Burmese refugees in Thailand to its current work in refugee camps in Palestine and refugee communities in Tajikistan, A.R.T. continues to find unique and meaningful ways to respond to the growing needs of refugee populations around the world.