Through art we can change the world

Previous Exhibitions

2019: Art in Healthcare

Edinburgh, Scotland | Curator: Sam Banister
Art in Healthcare works closely with a broad cross section of healthcare providers in hospitals, GP surgeries, community care groups, hospices, healthcare centres and other bodies involved in the provision of healthcare to run a series of carefully tailored art workshops throughout the year. The programme of art workshops which is led by professional artists and aided by volunteers have grown steadily since 2011 enabling Art in Healthcare to reach a broader cross section of patient groups. In addition the Charity has a large collection of contemporary artwork which is displayed in healthcare premises across Scotland.
Funds raised by TAE19 will enable Art in Healthcare to develop and extend their workshop programme to benefit more people within the healthcare system. All Art In Healthcare’s workshops bring the power of creativity to people in times of need whether in a hospital, care home, community health centre, hospice or any other health care setting.
The exhibition ran from May 11th through May 12th, 2019 including online exhibition with a total of 900 entries.  For more information about the charity, please visit:


2018: Pegasus Riding for the Disabled

Canberra, AUS | Curator: Kylie Fogarty

The 2018 charity provides horse facilitated therapy programs and activities for people living with a disability. Our vision is a world that sees the ability in people with a disability and we are the only Riding for the Disabled Centre in the Canberra region.

Pegasus ACT provides over 2000 sessions a year to more than 100 people living with a disability. We provide mounted (riding) and unmounted programs, Hippotherapy (physiotherapy on horseback), school holiday, garden and early intervention goal-based programs – all according to ability and need. Programs are developed in collaboration with qualified coaches, therapists and families.

The exhibition ran from April 5th through April 29th, 2018 and received a total of 700 entries. For more information about the charity, please visit:


2017: Molly Olly’s Wishes

Stratford Upon Avon, UK | Curator: Cat Salter-Smith

The 2017 charity supports children with terminal or life threatening illnesses and their families to help with their emotional well being. This is done in various ways. They grant ‘wishes’ to the value of approximately £500, which can be be for therapeutic equipment to aid both physical and emotional well being or can be a day out for the family to spend some much needed quality time together.

The exhibition ran from April 1st through April 19th, 2017 and received a total of 1000 entries. For more information about the charity, please visit:


2016: Foster Pride

New York, NY, USA | Curator: Isha Setia-Mader

The 2016 charity supported by TAE was Foster Pride’s “Handmade” Program, in which young women in foster care learn to create and market a unique line of handmade goods.

A close to 1000 cards send in by artists from 35 countries around the world.

Exhibition ran from March 31 – April 21 in the Trygve Lie Gallery, 317, East 52nd St, New York.  For more information about the charity, please visit:


2015: Home-Start Moss

Moss, Norway | Curator: David Sandum

In 2015, Twitter Art Exhibit: Moss benefited Home-Start Moss, a nonprofit organization helping families in need. Home-Start believes that every child deserves the best start in life. By matching experienced volunteers to families with young children, Home-Start provides support that is free to the family, confidential, and based on individual needs. Volunteers do not make judgements or tell the parents how to live their lives; instead, they try to encourage confidence and independence, and help families build their own networks of friends and other support.

The Moss exhibition ran from March 12th through March 26th, 2015 and received a total of 620 entries.  For more information about the charity, please visit:


2014: Center for Contemporary Dance, Special Needs Classes

Orlando, FL, USA | Curator: Robin Pedrero

The CCD’s Special Needs classes serve students with Down syndrome, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and cerebral palsy, including those requiring the use of a wheelchair.

The Orlando exhibition ran from March 20 to April 11, 2014, raising $7,050 for the Center for Contemporary Dance’s Special Needs Classes. These funds (100% of the proceeds) allowed 11 students to receive dance instruction for a full year, free of charge. All classes are conducted in accordance with the National Standards for Dance Education and include customized exercises that expand the student’s range of motion, creativity and social skills. Class work is further designed to enhance skills in memorization, problem-solving and communication.

For more information about the charity, please visit:


2013: Art Division

Los Angeles, CA, USA | Curators: Nat George, Virginia Arce

Art Division is a nonprofit organization that mentors underprivileged young adults (18-24) in the densely populated Rampart district of Los Angeles in preparation for careers in the visual arts.

The L.A. show marked the launch of the Twitter Art Exhibit concept on the international stage, and ran from January 12 to February 10, 2013, attracting 502 artists from 35 countries who sent 726 entries, raising $7,000 for Art Division (100% of the proceeds). Art Division is constantly evolving to provide mentoring, tutoring, and professional arts training to its students whom, without these services, are likely to fall through the cracks of L.A.’s educational system, preventing them from pursuing a college education or developing their incredible innate artistic talent. Funds raised from the exhibition went to help build a new library and painting studio, providing a safe environment where these young artists can study, be mentored, and attend lectures by professional art educators.

For more information about the charity, please visit:


2012: Women’s Shelter

Moss, Norway | Curator: David Sandum

The Women’s Crisis Center in Moss, Norway is a resource where abused women and children can get help. The center also provides a 24 hour phone-service, counseling, food and shelter. At the time of the exhibit, it had lost a lot of funding and the staff had been cut from 19 to 11. This is a very important cause, not only for the women in a crisis situation but also for their children.

The exhibit ran in May of 2012 and was another success! Together with 360 artists from 32 countries, we helped raise $4,000 USD (24,000 NOK). 100% of the proceeds went to the shelter.

For more information about the charity, please visit:


2010: Children’s books for Moss public library

Moss, Norway | Curator: David Sandum

The first exhibit was announced on October 21, 2010, and was organized to help the Moss public library raise funds for children’s books. 260 twitter artists from 24 countries participated and David’s kitchen was flooded with art! The event went national and garnered local recognition in Norwegian media (TV, radio and newspapers).

100% of the proceeds went directly to the charity, and with the funds raised, we were able to purchase 221 new children’s books