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The Global Institute for the Arts and Leadership


Our mission is to help build a more peaceful, sustainable and beautiful world by empowering individuals, organizations and communities to use the arts for social impact.


To meet the challenges of an increasingly uncertain, volatile, and complex world, people and institutions need to be inventive, creative, resourceful, and resilient. We believe that the arts can be a singularly effective force for building those capacities to achieve positive change through measurable and sustainable outcomes.


TGIAL is an entrepreneurial 501c3 nonprofit that fosters the full scope of artistic practice and thinking as a vibrant, animating framework for positive change. Its primary purpose stands on a whole-hearted commitment to making the arts a critical asset for the betterment of humanity. In line with that world view, the organization holds the following as guiding principles:

  • The Arts, in all forms, are powerful agents of change.

  • Collaboration is fundamental to achieving sustainable impact.

  • Hope and optimism, when combined with action, make a better world.

  • Beauty matters.

  • Leadership potential is within every individual.

  • Progress requires evaluation and continuous learning.