This September, ART 2030 is launching the first of what will be an annual week of Art for the Global Goals across New York City.

Coinciding with the United Nations General Assembly Sessions, ART 2030 New York collaborates with a selection of artists as well as the city’s leading galleries and organizations to bring forth an inclusive program of diverse events for both the passionate and the curious. Through art, the week unites the thousands of visiting delegates, international leaders, and the public with the art sector under one common goal: working towards achieving the United Nations’ 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development by 2030.

The non-profit initiative ART 2030 certainly has a lofty set of goals. It’s aligning itself with the United Nations’s 17-point agenda for global sustainable development, which it aims to achieve by the year 2030.

The non-profit organization, started by Danish collector, aims to make UN goals such as poverty eradication, clean water access, and climate change reduction more accessible to everyday people. This fall in New York, the organization will host a series of events and commissioned artworks that coincide with the upcoming session of the UN General Assembly, from September 24 to 28.

“Looking around the world today I think it’s clear to all of us that we all need to use our strengths and competencies to chip in what we can,” Faurschou told artnet News. “To me the global goals is the best plan I’ve seen to pave a way for how we can all work together toward a more sustainable world.”

For the first edition of ART 2030 New York, leading Chelsea art galleries will unite to welcome UN delegates, the art community, and the public to extended public hours during the week of the United Nations’ General Debate, to foster discussion, engagement and advocacy towards the Global Goals through art.

ART­ 2030 founder and director­ Luise Faurschou.


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