A Blank Canvas
It has the power to unlock dormant creativity, can tap into a communities’ collective consciousness, enhance innovative problem-solving skills and provide a unique vantage point into the heart of the world.
Because we need it.
Paint the World is a new 501(c)3 dedicated to inspiring creative expression in individuals, organizations and communities by providing collaborative artistic experiences that enable participants to engage their creative minds. Increasing creative opportunities in communities is critical to success, and the data is there to back it up.
We’re only just beginning.
- Nevada - Black Rock City 2015
- Panama - Aki Collaboration
- Panama - Kalu Yala
- New York, NY -
- Nevada - Black Rock City 2016
- Italy - Florence
- New York, NY - Election Day
- Utah - Standing Rock
- Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia
- Morocco - Rabat
Date: August – September, 2015
Each day of Burning Man 2015, Paint the World’s founder, Bethany Halbreich, set up a blank canvas in Center Camp (the world’s largest temporary structure) to record the undercurrent of the art festival. Each day 40-50 people contributed to each canvas and inspired Bethany to launch Paint the World globally.
Date: Spring 2016
Kalu Yala is a new village being built in a Panamanian river valley to bring together entrepreneurs, artists, scientists and modern day romantics. KY is reimagining what’s possible from life and designing an optimized model of living to share with the world. During their Spring semester, we strategically placed a number of blank wooden canvases around the Kalu Yala campus.
Date: August 2016
The Open Future Institute’s QUESTion Project offers a co-creative and adventurous educational space where students are empowered to pursue a meaningful life while addressing their own biggest questions. It provides a structure for students to learn and grow in important areas of their lives. Paint the World partnered with The QUESTion Project to host a collaborative painting workshop in Central Park for students to explore several question themes.
Date: November 2016
In November 2016, Paint the World ventured to Oceti Sakowin Camp, a historic gathering of tribes, allies, and people from all walks of life standing in solidarity to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline. We set up a blank canvas and partnered with a few artists of the Lakota Sioux tribe to produce several works of art reflecting their feelings towards the movement.
Date: December 2016
In December 2016, Paint the World founder, Bethany Halbreich, was invited to serve as a delegate to government-sponsored Global Entrepreneurship Community Summit in Kuala Lumpur. She joined a panel on creativity and presented on Paint the World in front of Malaysia’s political leaders.