Art has the power to impact lives and change the world. Whether its reading a book that shifts your perspective on an issue, watching a play or movie that inspires you to act, or helping to paint a mural that brightens up a neighborhood, art can be a hugely important aspect of social change, and can unite communities.

That’s why, all October long, Repair the World is focusing on the transformative power of arts and culture.

Throughout the month, we will explore arts and culture from different angles. We will interview organizations and individuals that are harnessing the power of art for good and using art to save lives. We will offer interactive opportunities to inspire you to make art of your own, and support artists in their work. So check back on Repair the World’s blog often during October to celebrate arts and culture with us.

Here are some of the organizations, projects, and stories we featured during October:
Repair Interview: Kimmy McAtee of the Keep A Breast Foundation
Repair Interview: Patricia Eszter Margit and Art Kibbutz NY
Do Good Design: Buy Art, Help the World
Spotlight On: Ayalim’s Work to Revitalize the City of Lod, Brick by Brick
Spotlight On: Inside Out, The People’s Art Project
Jumpstart Arts & Culture Projects with Kickstarter and IndieGogo
Art 21’s 100 Artists Project Brings Innovative Contemporary Art to the People

Meanwhile, we want to hear from you! What is the most “life-changing” art piece (book, film, painting, installation, performance etc.) you have ever experienced? Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting @repairtheworld #WorldChangingArt.