THE SKATEROOM utilizes work from artists around the world to drive an "art for social impact" movement based on skateboards
A not-for-profit B Corp in Brussels has curated an artistic space dedicated to inspiring a new, socially-driven business model. The premise of THE SKATEROOM is based on a collaboration between acclaimed artists and art foundations, and skateboards, which drive the “Art for Social Impact” premise. Artists display their work on skateboards around the exhibition area, an idea based on the company’s statement that a skateboard is “affordable, mobile, and useable”, “a symbol for freedom” with “the power to break social barriers”.
Charles-Antoine Bodson, founder and CEO of THE SKATEROOM, was inspired by the opening of a Skate Park in Cambodia, where he saw a disadvantaged community inspired by the hope the Skate School represented. As a skateboard fan himself, he wanted to come up with a business model based on creativity that would allow him to donate a part of the company’s profits to such social projects, support communities and minimise environmental impact, whilst remaining profitable…
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