● Inspiration aims to train future generations of talented artists, whose brilliance of output is fused with artistic stewardship and active social leadership.
● Inspiration aims to connect nations and cultures, artists and youngsters, faiths and languages, the cutting edge of the holistic artistic process, art advocates and leaders of change.
● Inspiration strives to develop as an all-embracing sociocultural initiative and international social movement for individuals, groups, organizations and businesses in Israel, the region and around the world.
● Inspiration will promote worldwide activity in society, culture, education and art. Artistic diversity is the lifeblood and future of improved geopolitical mutual understanding.
Since the early fifties of the past century, national and international development efforts, for multiple reasons, mainly focused on agriculture, industry, education and health.
However, since the ‘cultural turn’ of late 1980s and early 1990s, there is a growing recognition of the role of art in and for development. Arts and cultural activities can make a significant contribution to finding innovative and creative solutions for local and global challenges. To understand cultural and artistic education as an essential part of an inclusive educational model means to open doors for a multi-facetted understanding of development and international co-operation. Both policymakers and stakeholders are beginning to see that art has the potential to play a leading role towards increasing the quality of life for many.The Inspiration Interdisciplinary Center of Art and Social Change (IIC-ASC) at Makerere University, Kampala.
The International Academy for Arts and Leadership – due to open in Uganda in 2019.
The Israeli Inspiration action, experience and training center (operated between 2014-2016 in the Bekat Kinorot – Jordan valey and due planned to reopen in Tel Aviv 2020)
Inspiration – worldwide community based programs and activities (operating globally since 2009)
The Inspiration Interdisciplinary Center of Art and Social Change (IIC-ASC) at Makerere University, Kampala. Makerere University, Kampala (Uganda) and Inspiration – Arts for Humanity (Israel) joined forces in order to establish a new interdisciplinary center for art and social change at Makerere University. The Inspiration Interdisciplinary Center of Arts and Social Change was launched during the International Conference on “Art, Volunteering and Social Change”, held at Makerere in March 2016. The center brings together experts in arts, community development and social action to advance positive social impact on society’s well-being, while giving special attention to the lives of marginalized and weak people and communities through progressive and interdisciplinary approaches.
Inspiration International Academy for Arts, Leadership and Social Change (I.I.A.) (An expansion of the Muse Uganda Arts School in Uganda). I.I.A. is an International Art and Leadership Educational program offering talented and ambitious students a unique chance to acquire a wide range of artistic and leadership skills. The four-year program is a joint venture of Inspiration, Brit Olam, Topaz and the Nagenda International Academy of Art and Design (NIAAD). I.I.A. builds upon the accumulated experience and expertise of Muse Uganda (2008-2015) and advances the initiative. Prior to the four-year program, a two-year pilot will be initiated in August 2019. The program will contain two years of intensive extra-curricular studies in the areas of community development, leadership and social entrepreneurship and enable the young artists to expand their expertise in a wide verity of social change methodologies embedded into creative artistic activities. During the second year, the students are expected to implement their knowledge in supervised fieldwork that will accompany their training. By developing and honing their creative and artistic abilities, the students will be given the opportunity to learn and experience the arts in a professional manner. They will become creative, and ecologically sensitive entrepreneurs. Thereby, they will use their abilities to sustain themselves economically, enjoy a brighter personal future and become innovative, responsible and industrious members of their society.
The Israeli Inspiration action, experience and training center is an innovative development and activity center for art, and art based programs which advance social entrepreneurship, inspire social leadership and enhance social change – the first of its kind in Israel committed to offering a high-quality and value-based artistic and socially engaged programs. The center will be a shared space for designers, artists, activists and entrepreneurs to work, learn, meet, network and create together and features an entrepreneurial hub and workspace, education center, art space and community space, creating the epicenter of an Art Leads Change community, using art to create positive social change.
Featured Global program: Art leads Change (ALC). ALC is an artists in residency Program fostering Cultural Diversity and Artistic Cultural Diplomacy. The program, aims to advance intercultural dialogue between Uganda, Syria, Israel, Palestine and Germany. Through a united voice, that empowers the artists and cultural diversity through an unlikely collaboration of musicians from various backgrounds, the program will find its end and highlight in the celebration of a final concert. This project is rooted in the need to find innovative avenues for reinforcing ties between the countries mentioned above, while building bridges between the East and the West, the North and the South, the foreign and the familiar.
Artists in general and musicians in particular, have an instrumental role to play in facilitating relations between different cultures. Where many diplomatic initiatives and programs fail, artists succeed in finding a common voice while respecting and celebrating diversity in rhythm, harmony and tune. Therefore, they not only display what is but also what can be. Sustainable intercultural dialogue occurs where people are heard and motivated to find their own solutions and voices.