Inspired by the life of Reuters’ photojournalist Dan Eldon, killed in Somalia in 1993, Creative Visions Foundation was launched by his mother and sister, Kathy Eldon and Amy Eldon Turteltaub, in 1998 as a publicly supported 501(c)3 organization. CV has become the world’s premier agency, supporting “creative activists” who use media and the arts to spark awareness of critical issues and ignite social change.
Creative Visions has incubated more than 200 projects, including award-winning films and documentaries that have impacted 100 million people on six continents. We are proud of our extraordinary tribe of courageous individuals who use art, music, theater, dance, social media and film to champion important social, environmental and humanitarian issues and move people to get off their backsides and do something to change the world around them for the better.
In 2003, CV produced Global Tribe, a three-part PBS series presented by Amy Eldon, which focused on people seeking solutions to local challenges. In 2008, CV launched Rock Your World, Dr. Marien’s common-core based curriculum teaching creative activism to middle/high school students across the United States. Since then the curriculum has been adopted by educators throughout the world who value its flexibility and appeal to youth.