1994 there have been 160,000 Participants On Seven Continents!
United Arab Emirates
The Little Forest School Art Class in Tarragona Spain participated
in the 1998 and 2000 Exchanges.
Councils, Art Centers & Galleries, Artist Cooperatives, Bank
Cooperatives, Big Sisters, Brownies & Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts,
Choral & Music Groups, Children's Homes, Children's Museums,
Church Groups, Community Groups, Environmental Clubs, Families,
Fire Stations, Food Coops, Hospitals, Law Firms, Libraries, Neighborhood
Groups, Senior Citizens, Schools (Private & Public, Kindergarten
through Graduate), Theatre Groups, Women's Clubs, Youth Programs,
YMCA's & YWCA's.
the Seeds of Peace...
Global Art Project was nominated for a 2002 UNESCO Peace
Prize for tolerance & non-violence.
- In addition to over 160,000 participants who have created and exchanged their heartfelt expressions of love, millions more have been affected through exhibitions, books, slide presentations, hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, television coverage, and the website.
- Since 1994, the Project has brought together thousands of people in local communities who have come together to create, exhibit and then send their artwork off to form a Global Community.
of Global Unity: Inspired Images from the Global Art Project,
a book of 30 images from the first exchange is being sold
in The United Nations Bookshop NY and other venues.
250 Regional Coordinators are organizing Global Art Project
activities in their part of the world.
- Inspiring Global Art Project posters are now available to promote peace.
- Hundreds of thousands of paper hands for peace have been created and sent to the Global Art Project for Let’s All Join Hands.
- For the 2020 exchange, during COVID-19, the Global Art Project for Peace received many messages from participants expressing their gratitude for giving them an opportunity to feel a connection with others around the world during their time of isolation and social distancing.
- Hundreds of groups participated in the 2018 exchange. Included in the groups were thousands of school students in Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, Canada, Spain, USA, UK, UAE, Morocco, China, India, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Bulgaria, Romania, Sweden, Finland, Italy, Turkey and the Czech Republic.
- 65 schools throughout China created and exchanged art in the 2018 exchange.
- Daraa Tribes, a music group in Tagounite, Morocco; schools in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 450 students at Sabari Indian School in the United Arab Emirates; 600 students at Gimnasia Femenino in Bogota, Colombia; and an art therapy group in Florence, Italy are a few of the hundreds of groups that participated in the 2016 exchange.
Groups and individuals in Ukraine created and exchanged art for peace in the 2014 exchange during the time of great unrest in their country.
- Organized by the Department of Art and Design and the Department of Education at Beijing Normal University, 21 schools in mainland China—including schools in Inner Mongolia, created art for the 2012 exchange.
- 300 school children in Kita, Mali, West Africa exchanged art with students at The Village School in Pacific Palisades, California for the 2010 exchange.
- Drummers and dancers in Senegal and a group of women in Iraq created their personal expressions of peace for the 2008 exchange.
in Minsk, Belarus with children in a sanitorium being rehabilitated
from the Chernobyl disaster created a group artwork titled: The
Future in Children's Eyes--Without Chernobyl and Hiroshima.
- Taipei National University of the Arts hosted an exhibition of 600 works of art from GAP participants in Taiwan. The art was exhibited in the form of a round dome with works representing the world joining together in The Land Of No Boundaries.
Peace Corps workers have organized the participation of many
individuals, groups and schools in Morocco for the each exchange
installation and performance artists, poets, dancers, and musicians
in Bandung, Indonesia gave a performance called Rites for
people in Hiroshima, Japan participated in 1996. They were
excited to participate in this event for Peace during the
time of the anniversary of the atomic bombing.
cardiology department of a VA Hospital in Durham, North Carolina,
in association with the Duke University Medical Center,
created a group artwork with the understanding that by healing
relationships we heal the heart.
of a Tibetan artists' guild in Lhasa exchanged art with a retreat
center in Jackson, Michigan. 30 Tibetan refugee children in
Kathmandu, Nepal exchanged art with children in Sudbury, Massachusetts.
Dance Network", a troupe of 80 dancers in Japan, created
and videotaped a GAP performance.
- The Tucson Museum of Art hosted a comprehensive GAP Exhibition in 1999. KUAT-TV, broadcast out of the University of Arizona, produced a program about the exhibition that aired on PBS. That program plus a
2006 KUAT-TV program video may be purchased to show in classrooms.