Culture and Art
The Open Society Foundations are dedicated to advancing diverse artistic practices and strengthening locally-led cultural spaces around the world.
Bring Them Home
Q&A: Racial Justice and Restitution
During a moment of reckoning with the legacies of racism, the African Foundation for Development is working to return objects to Africa that were looted during the eras of colonialism and imperialism.
Q&A: Kazakhstan’s Theater for All
Literal Action, a groundbreaking inclusive theater project in Kazakhstan, is trying to redefine how both audiences and performers understand theater—and unlock its radically inclusive potential.
Imagining a Better World
Embracing the Arts in an Era of Disruption
At a time when many of the rules we once took for granted no longer apply, how can we respond with boldness, fearlessness, and creativity? Culture and art are part of the answer.
Art for Progress
Q&A: Fearless Theater in Kosovo
With their latest production, an ambitious theater troupe is challenging homophobia, facing down death threats, and changing minds.
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.
How the Market Photo Workshop Has Invested in South African Photographers
Market Photo Workshop’s Lekgetho Makola, artist Lebohang Kganye, and Africa Is a Country’s Sean Jacobs discuss the role of photography in shaping memory and contemporary culture in South Africa.
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.