“Birdstrument” from Artolution’s 2018 NYC Youth Resilience Mural

“Birdstrument” from Artolution’s 2018 NYC Youth Resilience Mural

Artolution & KIND
2019 NYC Summer Youth Initiative

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Immigrant youth tell their story through art and technology

Artolution and Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) have joined forces for Summer 2019 to help KIND clients tell their stories through art and technology. 15 refugee teens from Central America will spend 4 weeks working with Artolution artists Joel Bergner, CJ Thomas, and Advisory Board Leader, Rosemary Koesling to create a large-scale community mural in New York City’s Lower East Side neighborhood. But, this time, Artolution will bring the mural to life through augmented reality technology! Using visual art, performance, and technology, the refugee and immigrant youth will explore their experiences of fleeing conflict in Central America, and their journey to arrive and adapt to life in an unfamiliar country. Be a part of their story and donate today! Learn more about our partner, KIND here.

$100 can cover lunch expenses for a youth participant for ten days of the project

$75 can provide a subway pass for a youth participant for two weeks of the project

$25 helps a youth participant share their story with the world through an innovative art-making experience

More Ways to Help:

  1. Create a fundraising page on Facebook to help fund one of Artolution’s projects. You can directly help continue our mission of providing assistance to displaced individuals through art. It takes under 1 minute to create a fundraiser and share it with your Facebook followers.

  2. Follow Artolution on social media and share - remember to tag your friends! Our accounts feature updates and photos of our new and ongoing projects around the world.

  3. Double your donation by reaching out to your employer to determine if they offer a matching gift program. Thousands of employers will match charitable contributions made by their employees.

Support Artolution’s Ongoing Programs

One of Artolution’s main goals is to have ongoing projects in communities around the world hosted and built by local Artolution Artists. Please see the ongoing programs listed below to find out how you can help support these different Artolution Artist Teams below so that they can continue to help the residents in their communities grow and learn through community art projects.



Artolution has partnered with UNICEF and has been running on-going programs in the Azraq Syrian Refugee Camp located in Jordan since 2014. Please click the button below to learn more or donate today to help afford supplies to this program.

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Artolution has been running an on-going program at the Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement in Uganda since x. Through partnership with EAA, UNHCR and Windle, Artolution projects has impacted over x amount of people that reside in this camp. Please click the button below to learn more or donate today to help afford supplies to this program.