Empowering Indigenous Communities & Building Respect Through Arts
The Nomad Two Worlds (N2W) Foundation was created to serve two purposes: to empower indigenous and marginalized individuals and communities, and to build cross-cultural respect, understanding, and reconciliation through all forms of art.
Founded in 2008 by international photographer Russell James, who was moved by the Australian government’s formal apology to the indigenous populations there, he began to connect with his country’s aboriginal heritage and bring about reconciliation across the cultural divide. N2W Foundation would grow to support and facilitate indigenous artists and musicians around the world, especially in his native Australia, Haiti, and North America.
Some of N2W’s initiatives include:
- Collaborative art and performance exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Melbourne, Houston and other major cities;
- Supporting artists to perform on Broadway in New York, in theatres in San Francisco and Vancouver, and stadium tours in Australia as part of “The Hugh Jackman Show”;
- Providing grants to community programs such as Desert Feet, Chumash Museum and Dreamtime Project in the USA, and grass roots initiatives in Haiti.
N2W has created programs in performing arts and philanthropic endeavors with well-known international entities such as Virgin Unite, Richard Branson, Clinton Global Initiative, and Urban Zen Foundation.