Our founder Arghavan
As a singer and author, I have reached out to thousands of women around the world and have found the Internet to be a wonderful tool to communicate and send messages of courage and inspiration.
I am also the founder of Creative Changemakers.
It is my hope that Creative Changemakers will become a powerful force for realizing profound change!
My life experiences have shaped who I am today – leaving my native Iran, moving to Sweden and seeking out and listening to the stories of women who stayed behind in oppressed countries, I am now for the past six years using all the power in my freedom to be their voices in creative ways.
My journey began when I participated in one of the biggest Persian Music competitions in London, "Googoosh Music Academy".
The show was broadcast worldwide by satellite and had around 32 million viewers it also aloud me to reach out to women all around the world.
But the ones that touched my heart the most were the stories about women in Iran.
I realized the importance of hearing and sharing women's voices.
I put down the mic and started to work with creative ways to highlight their stories
I published the book ZAN in 2014 together with nine women in Iran.
ZAN is about how to live like a woman in Iran and despite all the obstacles follow your dreams.
Im also working with a documentary about girls who want to become singers in Iran but still are forbidden to reach theirs dream because some form of art is still limited in Iran.
My latest project Artdom is about understanding and bringing awareness to women’s rights as well as women's freedom of expression, mainly through cooperation in the form of art.
By crossing cultural boundaries and building bridges across two countries, Sweden and Iran, the women involved in this project have managed to achieve strong ties and create an amazing level of empowerment.
This is an independent project. For the past six years I worked with creative projects to highlight different stories about women in limited countries.
Your contribution is really important because together we can empower voices that never have the chance to be heard and cross different borders with art.
Help me reach more places and interact more people in the world with their art.
The goal is to amplify the voices of more artists who cooperate together, and in 2021 have a larger Artdom exhibition where all artists that has participated from different countries will gathering in one place.
If you want to support the continuation of the project, the best way is to buy one or all of the art prints. This way you also support the artists involved and the Omid Foundation in Iran.
You can also contact us for different sponsor packages we have to offer your company.
Each sold artwork is a step forward for the project to develop and more people can be a part of Creative Changemakers platform.
If you can offer any other kind of support please contact me.
Goodwill ambassador Swedish National Committee for UN Women
“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life of our souls.”