WHO WE ARE
ART 4 CHANGE
A Nonprofit organization that serves the community and inspires others to do the same. We aim to make a difference in the world by bringing awareness to different social issues through art and providing services and opportunities to under-served individuals and families.
CREATING THE CHANGE
Art has the power to create positive social, emotional, and behavioral transformation. We encourage artists to create art that promotes diversity, acceptance, and inclusion.
WHAT WE DO
CREATE DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION EVENTS AND MEDIA CONTENT
INSPIRE CHANGE THROUGH TRANSFORMATIVE ART EDUCATION
SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS WITH COMMON GOALS
HELP INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES BY PROCURING FOOD AND ESSENTIALS THROUGH OUR PROGRAMS & PARTNER AGENCIES
MISSION STATEMENT + VISION
To create positive social change through art, information, advocacy, and service.
A world in which everyone has the opportunity to build a better future.
In 2020 artist and social justice advocate Clifford McDonald founded Art 4 Change with the idea of using the transformative power of art to create positive social change. McDonald has experience as an arts educator, basketball coach, and youth advocate.
Clifford McDonald was born and raised in Sarasota, Florida, where he attended Booker High School and was a member of the Visual Performing Arts program and the basketball team. He went on to play basketball at the college level while earning a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Maine at Presque Isle. After graduating college, he played professional basketball in Uruguay.
McDonald’s focus shifted from basketball to creating art. While collaborating with other artists, he discovered how powerful art could be if created with a purpose. Inspired to make a difference through art, he now produces works that address social issues and promote the positive change he wishes to see in the world.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Clifford McDonald Destinnie Huggins Dionndra Kinsey Edward James III
Emilie Campos Jonathan Pawley Michael Kinsey