In her work as a fundraiser, Louisa Trackman’s inspiration and motivation comes not only from the ArtCorps Artists who are facilitating creative and innovative projects in Central America, but also from our global network of supporters, from Massachusetts to Japan, who recognize the power in the intersection of art and community development.
ArtCorps’ work is only possible because of you. You are key volunteers of our working committees, help interview new artists and enthusiastically support our fundraisers. As a result, we are able to continuously strengthen our work and increase our impact in Central America. Here are just a few ways that you’re affecting real change:
- In the sacred Mayan forest in Totonicapan, Guatemala, ArtCorps is using paint, drawing and photography to cultivate critical thinking and leadership among youth while preserving Mayan culture and inspiring the next generation of environmental stewards. Read more about our Youth Leaders in Conservation partnership with EcoLogic Development Fund.
- In Central America, the topic of reproductive health is not often presented or discussed in an accessible way. In response, ArtCorps is training youth peer education promoters to write and present plays on reproductive health and sexuality. Read more about our Theater Helps Youth Confront Peers about Risky Behaviors partnership with WINGS.
- Community radio is an effective tool among rural indigenous communities, who often have low literacy rates and lack of access to other sources of information. ArtCorps is training volunteer radio broadcasters to share narratives on topics that range from local event coverage to women rights to HIV/AIDS. Read more about our partnership with the Cultural Survival Community Radio Network in Guatemala.