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Social Activism in the Spirit of Robert Rauschenberg

Skateistan x Robert Rauschenberg Foundation 

Skateistan x Robert Rauschenberg Foundation 

With Robert RAUSCHENBERG
Description

The Robert Rauschenberg Foundation was created upon the artist’s belief that “Art Can Change The World”. Rauschenberg formed the foundation in 1990 with the intent of putting the spotlight on causes and groups that were close to his heart. The foundation’s activities included grant making, educational programs, and supporting humanitarian and environmental activities. Today, the foundation continues to honor the spirit of Robert Rauschenberg and proves that art can change the world

Skateistan is an internationa, award-winning NGO based in Berlin, Germany. The organization was created in 2009 when its founder, Oliver Percovich, traveled to Afghanistan with three skateboards. Noticing an obvious lack of opportunities within a disfavored Afghan youth, Percovich began using skateboarding as a means to engage them and build a spirit of community. Skateistan built its first skate school a few months later, using skateboarding and education as a catalyst to drive positive social change. These two elements became the core of Skateistan’s mission to empower children living in underprivileged circumstances.

Skateistan currently runs skate schools in Afghanistan, Cambodia, South Africa, and benefits the lives of over 2500 children – 51% of these children are girls.

Through our collaboration with the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, we are donating 5% of the sales to each organization, in support of their respective philanthropic and social activism.

Impact
PROJECT:
ART EDUCATION
ORGANIZATION:
Rauschenberg Foundation
LOCATION:
NEW YORK, US
OTHER CAUSE SUPPORTED BY THE SAME COLLABORATION:
SKATEISTAN
Funding:
$7,500+
Status:
Ongoing
Artist Collaboration
“The big fear is that we don’t do enough with our sense, with our activities, with our areas of consideration; and these have to got to get bigger year after year” Robert RAUSCHENBERG

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