Arts4Resilience 2023

PartnersGlobal is committed to fostering peace by empowering communities. Partners believes artists from communities experiencing hardship should be recognized for efforts to create a constructive outlet for tragedy and acting as ambassadors of their communities to the world. Art is also a coping mechanism for those whose lives have been altered by war. Artists can turn trauma into pieces of work that tell their story and the stories of their communities. Resilience is the ability to adapt to extreme circumstances and be successful. No group demonstrates resiliency like artists who transform tragedy and pain into beautiful reminders of human strength and perseverance.  

Arts4Resilience (A4R) is an annual event series hosted by PartnersGlobal that seeks to celebrate the importance of artists’ contribution to building resilience in communities experiencing conflict. Arts4Resilience aims to empower young and experienced artists and activists who demonstrate the transformative power of art as a tool for movement building, human rights activism, and building resilience by presenting artwork from featured artists and giving a selection of honors to outstanding individuals whose work embody these tenets.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the 2023 Arts4Resilience celebration. You can find a summary of the Four Winters movie screening, art walk, performances, and honors ceremony by watching this highlights reel.

Stay tuned for information about the Arts4Resilience 2024!

2023 Arts4Resilience Recap by Partners Global

Learn more about Four Winters

Over 25,000 Jewish partisans fought back against the Nazis and their collaborators from deep within the forests of WWII’s Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Belarus. Against extraordinary odds, they escaped Nazi slaughter, transforming from young innocents to courageous resistance fighters. Shattering the myth of Jewish passivity, these last surviving partisans tell their stories of resistance in FOUR WINTERS, revealing a stunning narrative of heroism and resilience.

The Csekö János Art of Resistance Honor

Janos (Jan) was born into a Jewish family Hungary. When the Nazis began to occupy Jan’s country, he joined an early resistance movement which distributed pamphlets. At 18 years old, Jan was caught and jailed for nearly a year. Upon his release, Jan joined a group of Jewish Freedom fighters who occupied the forests of Yugoslavia. Jan lost his life providing cover to his comrades, who managed to escape, from approaching Nazis.

The Csekö János Art of Resistance Honor was established to recognize the commitments and contributions of remarkable individuals using resistance to promote peace and resilience in communities experiencing conflict.

Csekö János
Csekö János
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Learn about this year’s Arts4Resistance featured artists.