Arts Collaboratory is a self-organised ‘ecosystem’ of 25 independent art organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, with a focus on social change. Arts Collaboratory not only connects these organisations, but also all the values, knowledge and contacts that they bring. The partners focus on the social themes that connect them, in which art provides new perspectives.
Arts Collaboratory was founded in 2007 by Hivos and the DOEN Foundation. Since then, it has gone through several phases, and has been an independent and self-organised ecosystem since 2016. DOEN is part of this network and contributes to it through its funding, its network and its knowledge. Examples of partners are Doual’art in Cameroon, Raw Material Company in Senegal and Crater Invertido in South America