We believe in the power of creativity to help change the world. Artists of all kinds take part in the APJ mission. Their contributions help to fuel our work. If you wish to use your creativity for impact, please get in touch and share your ideas.

Highlights of collaborations include:

Haiti Walls

Artist and curator Peter Tunney is collaborating with APJ to bring muralists to Haiti to paint the walls at the Academy for Peace and Justice.

The Haiti Walls project brings creativity, color and neighborhood beautification to the local community.

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Songwriters Summit

Jackson Browne and Jonathan Wilson are collaborating with APJ to bring songwriters to Haiti to write and record at the Artists Institute in collaboration with local musicians and producers. A forthcoming album will soon be released with all proceeds benefiting APJ.

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Maxwell Tour

APJ Board Member and Grammy winner Maxwell donates $1 from every ticket sold on his arena tours to APJ.

His commitment to Haiti is deep. He comes from Haitian roots on his mother’s side.

To encourage solidarity between Haiti and its closest neighbor, the Dominican Republic, he filmed Lake by the Ocean on the Island and after filming he came to visit APJ students.

Arcade Fire

When Arcade Fire wanted to shoot a music video, do a concert and shoot a movie in Haiti we did it all together with graduates from the Artists Institute.

Collaborations include the “Just a Reflektor” music video which won an Emmy for Most Creative Interactive video, and The Reflector Tapes concert film which premiered and at the Toronto Film Festival.

Giles Clarke

Award-winning Getty Images photojournalist Giles Clarke has traveled to Haiti many times. Through his lens, he has documented both difficult and inspiring subject matter.

He contributes regularly to APJ and our partners there, shooting photographs of students and teaching classes in photography and social media.

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We are the World for Haiti

Recorded on February 1st, 2010, in the same studio as the original song 25 years earlier (Henson Recording Studios, formerly A&M Recording Studios) “We Are The World 25 For Haiti”, features over 80 artists and performers. Proceeds benefited Haitian earthquake relief efforts and the rebuilding of Haiti. The Artist Institute was created in part with this funding.

Quincy Jones and Lionel Richie serve as executive producers. APJ Founder, Academy Award-winning writer-director Paul Haggis, filmed the private recording session to create the accompanying music video. It has over 210 million views online.

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Shepard Fairey

Contemporary artist and OBEY Giant designer Shepard Fairey signed posters of his iconic Artists For Peace and Justice Haiti print to help raise funds and awareness for our schools. Shepard is an APJ Advisory Board member and has worked with us before in post-earthquake fundraising efforts.

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Michael Brun

Haitian born DJ and Audio Institute advisory board member Michael Brun produced the song ‘Wherever I Go’ with our students at Artists Institute in 2016. Brun visited the Audio Institute several times over the course of the year while working on this track. Speaking about the project, Michael said: “‘Wherever I Go’ is the most important project I’ve ever worked on in my career because it’s been a way for me to both share my heritage with the world and show the positivity that comes with investing in community.” 100% of the proceeds from the song were donated to APJ.

Watch ‘Wherever I Go’

Ryot VR

Take a tour of the beautiful Academy for Peace and Justice in Port-au-Prince Haiti and see what hope for Haiti’s future looks like. Narrated by: Olivia Wilde

VR Experience

Loan Chabanol

PicsArt and the amazingly talented Artist, Loan Chabanol, collaborated on a photo challenge benefiting APJ. Loan designed stickers for us that were made available to PicsArt’s community of over 100 million monthly users. The top 10 edits from the challenge were featured on our social media channels. The collaboration brought awareness to highlight the beauty of Haiti and the love that transcends it. Haitian musician Paul Beaubrun took part in it and said “I want people to know that Haiti is truly a beautiful country full of resilient, kind and loving people. We are rich, our richness comes from our culture, expression and history.”

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