ARTS TWENTY THIRTY
What is Arts Twenty Thirty?
Arts Twenty Thirty is a flagship initiative of SDSN Youth that brings together artists from around the world, with a common goal to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Through the use of music, literature, visual arts, theater, and dance, Arts Twenty Thirty offers unique perspectives and solutions towards today’s most pressing global challenges.
How does Arts Twenty Thirty work?
Through our online network, Arts Twenty Thirty artists can exchange ideas, share lessons learned, and offer opportunities to collaborate, using art to work express the many aspects of sustainable development.
We then showcase selected pieces online and at international events to promote local discussion, learning, and action on the SDGs.
Why the arts?
From Beethoven's Ninth Symphony to Picasso's Guernica, the arts have been used to impart humankind's morals, values, and condemned injustices, and expressed new perspectives on society's well-being. The SDGs are the world’s most comprehensive way to achieve economic growth, social inclusion, and environmental sustainability. By blending rational and emotional expression, the arts serve as the ideal medium to convey the SDGs and inspire audiences to take action.
Arts Twenty Thirty was launched at Columbia University during the International Conference for Sustainable Development (ICSD).
Since then, Arts Twenty Thirty artists have performed at the Vatican Youth Symposium, the VII Congreso Universidad y Cooperación al Desarrollo in Madrid, the European Arts Forum in Brussels, and the Inovasi Summit in Indonesia.
How can you support the Arts Twenty Thirty Initiative?
Arts Twenty Thirty recognizes the power of the private sector and individuals in actualizing its overarching vision to use art to communicate the SDGs and inspire global audiences to take action towards a more sustainable future. As the initiative grows, Arts Twenty Thirty will engage people from different walks of life with passion and zeal to make a change, linking inspired audiences with the practical efforts behind the 17 SDGs, to turn emotion into impact. You or your organization can support Arts Twenty Thirty in any of the following ways: join the Network, host an event, submit a piece of art, corporate sponsorship, media patron, or as individual patron.