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FOR COMMON GOOD's conception originated through Trinidad and Tobago based, Caribbean Fashion and Arts Feature Festival (CFAFF), Executive Director, Kevon Foderingham’s participation in the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program

(IVLP) on “Promoting Social Good Through the Arts” in September of 2019.

The impressions left on him by the U.S. based change makers and the international cohort he met, who were all using the arts to address pressing social issues served as inspiration for re-branding all of CFAFF's programs as FOR COMMON GOOD and expanding on the  IVLP experience by providing an online arts for social change  platform, the first of its kind.

With the reality of declining international development assistance, mounting social ills and the belief that the arts can be used to drive change, FOR COMMON GOOD is shining a light on the creative arts and calling on the creative 'people power' of artists, cultural leaders and other sectors who are already using nothing more than their creative capital and genius to mobilize culture and creativity for positive change. 

This FOR COMMON GOOD Platform fosters:

  1. (CULTIVATION) - Increasing the arts for social change programming knowledge of stakeholders;

  2. (CO-CREATION) - Leading to an increase in innovative community driven approaches to social action;

  3. (CONNECTION) - Increasing the access to info, resources, materials, tools, people, and agencies through the shared contributions of contemporary social change pioneers who practice creative methods of advocacy to advance social change across the globe.