Zadig & Voltaire is committed to philanthropy and bringing awareness to organizations that augment the state of communities around them. In response to this year’s tumult, we have launched ‘Art Is Hope’ a campaign that highlights and supports these groups. So far, we have partnered with National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City, Black Art In America and L.A. Dance Project.


Art is a core pillar of the house and is also the source of positivity and inspiration during uncertain times. In collaboration with artists such as; Jormi Graterol, Daphne Arthur, Steve Prince, Amanda Wachob, Najee Dorsey, Khalif Thompson and Benjamin Millepied and many more we have been able to share the missions of these organizations and their formidable work.

Black Art in America

BLACK ART IN AMERICA™ (BAIA) is the leading online portal and network focused on African American Art in the nation. BAIA’s mission is to document, preserve, and promote the contributions of the African American visual arts community. Our popular website, blackartinamerica.com, hosts visitors from over 100 countries each month while our online network and social media engages close to a half a million visitors. Since 2010, BAIA—led by founder, visual artist, collector, and CEO, Najee Dorsey—has championed the work and substantial contributions of the African American arts community. Explore the numerous programming initiatives produced in 2020 from the support of the Zadig community below:

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BAIA BITS, "Little Moments Where Knowledge Meets Art", is a weekly arts education series produced in part by the generous support of Zadig & Voltaire and Black Art in America Patreon members. In 13 installments, offered in both written and audio form, BAIA Bits have highlighted the work of such noted artists as Meta Warrick Fuller, Charles White, Gwendolyn Knight, John Biggers, Betty Blayton-Taylor, Kerry James Marshall, and more.


Blacklite With Steve Prince: Perspective on African American Art, Past and Present is a biweekly educational video series produced in part by the generous support of Zadig & Voltaire and BAIA Patreon members. It features Steve Prince, a mixed media artist, master printmaker, lecturer, educator, art evangelist, and the Director of Engagement and Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Muscarelle Museum at The College of William & Mary. In each segment, Prince compares, analyzes, and deconstructs the artistic renderings of noted African American artists, focusing on key elements of design, content, and style. He further acknowledges the historical impact of their works on the African American and larger community.


Relating to Art with Dr. Kelli Morgan is an arts education video series produced in part by the generous support of Zadig & Voltaire and BAIA Patreon members. It features topical talk and art analysis by Dr. Kelli Morgan, the former associate curator of American art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art Galleries at Newfields, who specializes in American art and visual culture with a scholarly commitment to the investigation of race. Dr. Morgan has held positions at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University, Wayne State University, the University of Michigan, the Birmingham Museum of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA). In 2014, she was awarded a dissertation fellowship by the Ford Foundation. She was also named the Curatorial Fellow of African American Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art (2014–15) and became the inaugural recipient of the Winston & Carolyn Lowe Curatorial Fellowship for Diversity in the Fine Arts at PAFA in 2016. She earned a PhD in Afro-American studies and a graduate certificate in public history–museum studies from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.



L.A. Dance Project

L.A. Dance Project (LADP) expands the boundaries of dance as an art form and redefines how we interact and relate with movement in the modern world. Informed by collaborative partnerships with traditional and emerging artists, performance work, commissions, residencies, and community programming, our project is to inspire, create, educate and change perspectives through the accessible and transformative power of dance in Los Angeles and around the world. L.A. Dance Project (LADP) was founded in 2012 under the direction of former New York City Ballet principal dancer and celebrated choreographer Benjamin Millepied. Mr. Millepied chose Los Angeles because the city inspired him with its rich history of creativity and artistic freedom. In October 2017 LADP opened the doors to its new home in the downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District. This significant move allowed LADP to present regularly, including the groundbreaking L.A. Dances Festival in 2019, keep ticket prices accessible and affordable, and launch an array of new programs and initiatives including artistic residencies, choreographic commissions, a summer dance intensive in partnership with The Gabriella Foundation, a studio rentals program, public classes and workshops, and other special events. In 2020, LADP launched an original digital dance platform, delivering dance driven fitness classes, art driven content, and premieres of new works to a global virtual audience.

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National Alliance on Mental Illness

For nearly 40 years, the National Alliance on Mental Illness of NYC (NAMI-NYC) has offered life-changing support, education, and advocacy programs to families and individuals affected by mental illness. Our services are free of charge and accessible for anyone who needs them, regardless of age, race, or background. Our vision is an empathetic, judgement-free world where people with mental illness can thrive in their community. With your help, we can continue to help families and individuals get the support they need to build better lives. During this pandemic, your help is needed more than ever. Many people are faced with challenges to their mental health because of COVID-19 in NYC. Help us provide free mental health support to all who need it during this unprecedented time.

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