What we do

Collaborating with our partners, we co-create projects that highlight creativity as a tool for positive social change.

Since 1994, Worldstudio has developed socially-driven projects and programs through our Worldstudio Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit.
Our initiatives include scholarship programs; professional fellowships and grant-making. We offer educational opportunities such as mentoring programs for high school students and social design workshops and intensives for college students and creative professionals.
We have created a number of high-visibility public art and design initiatives, which unite communities around compelling social themes.

Our current initiatives:

Worldstudio AIGA Scholarships
Our landmark college scholarship program promotes diversity and social responsibility in the next generation of artists and designers. We have partnered with individuals, corporations and non-profit organizations to award more than $1 million dollars in the name of the donor. Visit case study »

Fiscal Sponsorship
We offer 501 c3 fiscal sponsorship to help architects, artists and designers launch and sustain their socially-minded projects. Learn more »

Design Ignites Change
Our signature initiative, co-founded in 2009 with Adobe Foundation, strengthens the field of social-impact design through education, engagement, funding, mentoring and increased visibility. Visit case study »

Impact! Design for Social Change
Developed for the School of Visual Arts in New York City, the one-week and six-week Impact! programs explore the many roles creative professionals can play as they carry out socially-minded work. Visit case study »