Traditionally, policy makers and institutions focus their development efforts in agriculture, industry, education and health. However, in recent years there is a growing recognition of the vital role the arts and culture can play with regard to finding innovative and creative solutions for local and global challenges. Art carries the vision of a better and brighter future. Policy makers and stakeholders are beginning to see that art can, and should, play a leading role increasing the quality of life for many people regardless of religion, ethnicity, culture or socioeconomic status. This may occur through the improvement of communication and mutual understanding among conflicting cultures and the advancement of economic independency.
There are growing numbers of artists, groups and NGOs that recognize this and who work tirelessly to better their communities through art. Inspiration will works to gather, promote and leverage the knowledge gained and guide, train and assist those who are working to make the world a better place.