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We’re growing!

In January here at The Lamp Project we…

• had our first month with over 1,000 page views on the site.
• topped 250 Facebook fans.
• welcomed a social media team of five very generous volunteers.
• began sorting through artist submissions for inclusion in our book, How Art Can Help End Viiolence Against Women.
• began developing our first educational programs.
• started work on a website redesign.

Thank you for supporting The Lamp Project in our mission to illuminate and support socially engaged artists! We’re thrilled to have you as a part of the community of passionate and compassionate people forming around this intersection of arts and causes.

Contact us to learn more or to get involved.

The Power of Outrospection (audio podcast)

It’s time for the age of introspection to come to a close, according to philosopher and author Roman Krznaric. In this beautifully animated speech, “The Power of Outrospection,” Krizaric challenges the utility of any kind of soul searching that consists of reading self help books. Rather, he argues, the most worthwhile experiences come from engaging with the world around us.blah

Come Be A Part Of It 2 (video podcast)

We are proud to present the second in our series of four short videos about The Lamp Project. We made these to highlight a few important causes—in this case, domestic violence—and to tell the world what The Lamp Project is all about. And we made them thanks to an all-volunteer effort by a big group of wonderful and talented people. Does this video speak to you? If so, please share and spread the word.

Find our podcast on iTunes.

Do you love putting on those earbuds and taking a walk with some great music in your ear? Or maybe you let some thoughtful interviews make your long commute tolerable… or even inspiring.

If you love podcasts, you can find all the material on our site released in podcast form. It’s the Lamp Project Podcast, available in the player at the bottom of our site, or on iTunes. Happy listening!

Raechel Running: Light in the Shadows (audio podcast)

“In my art and activism I try to overcome despair and to make visual connections for people to foster kinship and hope in these times of change.” The photography of Raechel Running abounds with cultural symbolism and inter-cultural harmonies and dissonances. The results are eye-popping. She uses her talent, time and energy to help a number of organizations, including One Heart World-Wide, which is working to improve the dismal maternal health and mortality rates of indigenous populations in Mexico.

Come Be A Part Of It 1 (video podcast)

We hope this video we’ve produced encapsulates the mission and spirit of The Lamp Project, and maybe even inspires some people to action. It focuses on the important issue of domestic violence and is the first in a series of four. If it speaks to you, please find it on our website, YouTube channel, or Vimeo channel, and share with your friends.

Creativity is a Human Right: Community Art Center Profile (video podcast)

“Creativity… is a human right,” says Eryn Johnson, Executive Director of the Community Arts Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Neighborhood families first founded the center in 1932. To this day the center has remained loyal to its initial mission “to cultivate an engaged community of youth whose artistic voices transform their lives, their neighborhoods and their worlds.” Watch the interview with Eryn Johnson to hear for yourself how arts education transforms far more than the life of just one child.

Breaking silences: musician Chloe Flower (audio podcast)

With the help of legendary producer Babyface, pianist Chloe Flower has married classical music and hip-hop in a song called “Revolution.” A friend of slave trade survivor Somaly Mam, Flower is donating all of her proceeds to the Somaly Mam Foundation for the fight against human trafficking. In filmmaker Dalton Gaudin’s interview with her, she talks about her music and about the SMF.

Breaking silences: musician Chloe Flower (video podcast)

With the help of legendary producer Babyface, pianist Chloe Flower has married classical music and hip-hop in a song called “Revolution.” A friend of slave trade survivor Somaly Mam, Flower is donating all of her proceeds to the Somaly Mam Foundation for the fight against human trafficking. In filmmaker Dalton Gaudin’s interview with her, she talks about her music and about the SMF.