Art as Activism

Art as Activism

Art as Activism creates a space for young people to approach environmental topics through perspective and diverse frames of reference. As we allow space for interpretation and reflection, we invite opportunity for students to explore ideas and test out new ways of putting things together to find connections and ultimately solutions – supporting a generation builds creative confidence with skills of resilience, openness, and compassion.

In our commitment to celebrating the beauty and goodness (and action) of our world, Art as Activism hosts several student art exhibits each year on topics of environmental justice, sustainable development, and climate change. Calls for artwork are announced, and students representing any age, location, and artistic modality are encouraged to respond with submissions.

Through their artwork, each student shared a unique (and colorful!) perspective. It’s really lovely to see such a diversity of opinions, expressions, and experiences. Allison Singer, Executive Editor, TIME for Kids

We are proud to announce our Color Our World Online Gallery, inspired by work with our friends and collaborators at TIME for Kids and their celebration of Earth Day 2024. As part of their April 2024 issue, Take Action Global was invited for a feature magazine spread with art as action students envisioned and hoped for in the world. We were overwhelmed with the incredible submissions.

“The students who participated in this art challenge displayed immense creativity, talent, and passion for the environment. We are honored to showcase their work in our Earth Day issue, as we know it will inspire TIME for Kids readers to take action for our planet.”

Allison Singer, Executive Editor, TIME for Kids. Students from our 2023-2024 Climate Action Schools presented art from three topics: (1) Earth as an Ecosystem: Role of our Keystone Species, (2) Planet + People as Partners, and (3) Planet vs. Plastics. You can read more about our students’ artwork on display at

In the spirit of color, creativity, and student action, we are proud to present the full online gallery of Color Our World: Please enjoy and consider responding to one of our upcoming Calls for Artwork.

Special thanks to our friends at TIME for Kids. Lean more TIME for Kids and check out the “Your Hot Job” classroom resource at

Learn more about how your school can become a Climate Action Schools at