Theatre for the Free People’s International Arts Exchange Program provides an environment for artists/activists to engage in a global perspective. It is geared towards fostering creative and collaborative relationships abroad. In partnership with the Ghana Health and Education Initiative, Theatre for the Free People will offer free community-based arts education and health-based programming to the Bibiani-Ankwaso-Bekwai district of Ghana in February of 2011.
This program is designed to address the most critical human rights issues of our time and specifically focuses on issues around reproductive justice, HIV/AIDS, and gender equality. Africa is more heavily affected by HIV/AIDS than any other region of the world with an estimated 22.4 million people living with HIV which is around two thirds of the global total. Since the beginning of the epidemic more than 14 million children have lost one or both parents to AIDS. This project is geared towards disseminating knowledge about this deadly international crisis in a creative way.