Worldwide | Through December 2021
Christie’s is proud to launch an unprecedented collaboration to support a global response to Covid-19 through the arts, in partnership with the WHO Foundation, and UN75, the World Council of Peoples for the United Nations and CULTURUNNERS.
The Future is Unwritten: Healing Arts Initiative aims to increase awareness around a global path to recovery and raise critical funds to mobilise artists and health professionals in support of communities most vulnerable, at-risk and with the weakest health systems. The initiative will include a series of auctions through December 2021 alongside a programme of educational events covering urgent thematic areas, including emergency response, mental health, the health effects of the environmental crisis and the achievement of Universal Health Coverage, each through the lens of the supportive power of the arts.
All proceeds from this initiative will benefit the WHO Foundation, supporting the urgently needed mental health response to the pandemic through the applied use of arts in health-giving and recovery; and The Future is Unwritten’s Artist Response Fund, supporting artist-led projects that directly facilitate community healing and healthcare messaging in the aftermath of the pandemic.
About the lot
The Future is Unwritten (TFIU) is a New York-based initiative by CULTURUNNERS and World Council of Peoples for the United Nations Arts & Culture Advisory Council. As 2020 marks the beginning of the UN's Decade of Action, TFIU facilitates urgent cooperation between the international Arts and Culture sector and the United Nations in order to accelerate implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
The Future is Unwritten Healing Arts Initiative launched in 2020 with WHO's Arts & Health Program, WHO Foundation and the United Nations' 75th anniversary initiative, UN75.
TFIU’s 2020 Program is presented in partnership with the Open Mind Project.
Christie’s is proud to support philanthropic initiatives through our networks, whether by facilitating the sale of artwork to benefit important causes; offering, when we can, our salerooms as a venue for fundraising events; or providing expert charity auctioneers.