Arts and Culture
Support for arts and culture has been a consistent thread in the work of the Open Society Foundations since 1984, and continues to enrich and energize our broader efforts to create tolerant and vibrant democracies.
Announcing Moving Walls 25: Another Way Home
Moving Walls 25: Another Way Home is an exhibition and fellowship honoring artists, journalists, and creative technologists who use documentary practice to explore the topic of migration.
The Theater Challenging One of the World’s Most Repressive Governments
The Belarus Free Theatre has long been a monument to democracy and human rights—and the target of one of the world’s worst dictatorships. Cofounder Natalia Kaliada explains why, despite the persecution, the show goes on.
Announcing the 24th Moving Walls Exhibit, Here We Are: Visual Resistance and Reclaiming Narratives
Here We Are is an exhibition that celebrates 10 individual and collective artists, journalists, documentarians, and advocates who engage with art and documentary practice as forms of resistance.
A Flourishing in the Deserts of Afghanistan. But for How Long?
A photo exhibition looks at the human stories driving a tenuous environmental revolution in Afghanistan.
A Photo Exhibit Explores Life in the “Urban Now”
The collaboration between a photographer and an anthropologist takes viewers inside Congo’s urban spaces.
A Photo Contest Captures Life with Ebola in West Africa
Traumatized yet resilient, the region is rebounding after the outbreak that claimed 10,000 lives.
Linked by Mobile Phones, Syrian Refugees Stay Connected
A photo installation explores how refugees separated from friends and family manage to remain connected.
Filmmakers in Syria Humanize a Conflict Overwhelmed by Media Images
To counterbalance endless images of violence and rubble, a group in Syria is training filmmakers to excavate personal stories from the conflict.