Creativity and Free Expression

Support for arts and culture, investigative journalism, and documentary film has long been a cornerstone of the foundation’s work. We believe creativity and free expression play a central role in weaving the fabric of a just society—a society in which all perspectives are included. Through the stories we tell and the art we create, we make meaning of our world and expand our identification with others.

We are committed to strengthening the networks that unite artists, filmmakers and journalists around the world, protecting storytellers and artists under threat, illuminating the root causes of injustice, and elevating the leadership and expression of people whose voices have not been heard. Our work explores how cultural narratives affect and shape contemporary reality, and how the arts, journalism, and film can contribute to fairer and more just societies.

What we are working on

We apply two interconnected strategies across arts and culture, investigative journalism, and our moving image initiative, JustFilms:

  • Social Justice Storytelling
  • 21st-Century Arts and Media Infrastructure
Our strategy
What we don’t fund

Our grantmaking does not support advocacy or commissioned projects, educational initiatives or student projects, film festivals and film schools, journalism tools and technology, journalism reporting projects whose focus is outside foundation subject-matter priorities, stand-alone diversity initiatives, or awards, scholarships, and endowment funds.

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Program staff in Creativity and Free Expression

Director, Creativity and Free Expression
New York, USA
Manager, JustFilms
New York, USA
Grants Manager, Creativity and Free Expression
New York, USA
Director, JustFilms, Creativity and Free Expression
New York, USA
Program Officer, Creativity and Free Expression
New York, USA
Grants Manager, Creativity and Free Expression
New York, USA
Senior Grants Manager, Education, Creativity and Free Expression
New York, USA
Program Officer, Creativity and Free Expression
New York, USA
Program Officer, JustFilms, Creativity and Free Expression
New York, USA