ABOUT US
How Did We Get Started? Project HARTwork was founded by three Denver residents who learned that Colorado is a major hub for human trafficking and were compelled to act. The organization was formed shortly after one of the founders visited Senegal’s Goree Island. This island, once called The House of Slaves with the Door of No Return, used to be a point of departure for slaves, but has since been transformed into an artist community. Artists sustain themselves while also raising money to fight human trafficking, thus contributing to their community’s healing. This inspirational process inspired Project HARTwork. What Does Project HARTwork Do? Project HARTwork is a non-profit organization that partners with artists around the world to sell fair trade art and engage the community with the ongoing fight against human trafficking. We realize that human trafficking is an emotionally taxing topic to discuss; we’ve found that utilizing art can help start these difficult but essential conversations. Our mission is to grow a global network that unites artists and supporters. Artists contribute by selling their original art, such as paintings and sculptures, to generate interest and donate profits towards the fight against human trafficking. Art buyers fund the artists, Project HARTwork’s community education, and other organizations that fight human trafficking and support survivors.
OUR MISSION
OUR MISSION
Our mission is to grow our global network that unites artists and supporters in the ongoing effort to end human trafficking.
OUR IMPACT
OUR IMPACT
We reach thousands of people each month sharing information about human trafficking, empowering our communities to recognize the signs of abuse and tools to report it.
OUR VALUES
OUR VALUES
Collaboration: It’s all about the “we” not the “me” Diversity: Enhances strengths, reduces weaknesses Respect: Anyone and everyone Integrity: Honest and ethical in all we do Good: The ends do not justify the means Opportunity: Open doors rather than close them Empower: Uplift and encourage others Environment: Sustainable is responsible
OUR TEAM
OUR TEAM
Project HARTwork is a non-profit corporation of volunteers, led by a Board of Directors, with guidance from an advisory board of industry and community leaders. Project HARTwork’s core foundation is based upon the ethics of fair trade, education, and that each member of our global community not only deserves equal respect, but has intrinsic value that can benefit others.
OUR PHILOSOPHY
OUR PHILOSOPHY
We chose artwork as our message medium for several reasons. We feel that art best represents freedom, both intellectually as well as physically. Art is most often a representation of imagination or the expression of emotions. Whether it is the sharing of joy or pain, it can lead to, or celebrate freedom.
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OUR ARTISTS
OUR ARTISTS
We have a growing network of artists from around the world, including Nigeria and Vietnam, as well as local Colorado artists. Read their individual stories here.
Where Are We Now?

Project HARTwork has come a long way . We have grown our group of volunteers who help us to promote our cause, we have expanded our network of artists and partnered with organizations both locally and globally. We now work with artists all over the world including Bhutan, Columbia, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Nepal, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, USA, Vietnam and Zambia.

Project HARTwork Creating Hope through ART
Project HARTwork is an international network of artists and supporters working together to end human trafficking. Stay in the know Sign up for our monthly newsletter for updates on art, events and human trafficking issues. What We're All About PO Box 461074 Denver, CO 80246 720-432-8468 © 2019 Project HARTwork Privacy Policy
Project HARTwork
Creating Hope through ART
ABOUT US
How Did We Get Started? Project HARTwork was founded by three Denver residents who learned that Colorado is a major hub for human trafficking and were compelled to act. The organization was formed shortly after one of the founders visited Senegal’s Goree Island. This island, once called The House of Slaves with the Door of No Return, used to be a point of departure for slaves, but has since been transformed into an artist community. Artists sustain themselves while also raising money to fight human trafficking, thus contributing to their community’s healing. This inspirational process inspired Project HARTwork. What Does Project HARTwork Do? Project HARTwork is a non-profit organization that partners with artists around the world to sell fair trade art and engage the community with the ongoing fight against human trafficking. We realize that human trafficking is an emotionally taxing topic to discuss; we’ve found that utilizing art can help start these difficult but essential conversations. Our mission is to grow a global network that unites artists and supporters. Artists contribute by selling their original art, such as paintings and sculptures, to generate interest and donate profits towards the fight against human trafficking. Art buyers fund the artists, Project HARTwork’s community education, and other organizations that fight human trafficking and support survivors.
Where Are We Now?
Project HARTwork is an international network of artists and supporters working together to end human trafficking. Stay in the know Sign up for our monthly newsletter for updates on art, events and human trafficking issues. What We're All About PO Box 461074 Denver, CO 80246 720-432-8468
Project HARTwork
ABOUT US
How Did We Get Started? Project HARTwork was founded by three Denver residents who learned that Colorado is a major hub for human trafficking and were compelled to act. The organization was formed shortly after one of the founders visited Senegal’s Goree Island. This island, once called The House of Slaves with the Door of No Return, used to be a point of departure for slaves, but has since been transformed into an artist community. Artists sustain themselves while also raising money to fight human trafficking, thus contributing to their community’s healing. This inspirational process inspired Project HARTwork. What Does Project HARTwork Do? Project HARTwork is a non-profit organization that partners with artists around the world to sell fair trade art and engage the community with the ongoing fight against human trafficking. We realize that human trafficking is an emotionally taxing topic to discuss; we’ve found that utilizing art can help start these difficult but essential conversations. Our mission is to grow a global network that unites artists and supporters. Artists contribute by selling their original art, such as paintings and sculptures, to generate interest and donate profits towards the fight against human trafficking. Art buyers fund the artists, Project HARTwork’s community education, and other organizations that fight human trafficking and support survivors.
Creating Hope through ART
Where Are We Now?
Project HARTwork is an international network of artists and supporters working together to end human trafficking. Stay in the know Sign up for our monthly newsletter for updates on art, events and human trafficking issues. What We're All About PO Box 461074 Denver, CO 80246 720-432-8468
Project HARTwork is an international network of artists and supporters working together to end human trafficking. Stay in the know Sign up for our monthly newsletter for updates on art, events and human trafficking issues. What We're All About PO Box 461074 Denver, CO 80246 720-432-8468
ABOUT US
How Did We Get Started? Project HARTwork was founded by three Denver residents who learned that Colorado is a major hub for human trafficking and were compelled to act. The organization was formed shortly after one of the founders visited Senegal’s Goree Island. This island, once called The House of Slaves with the Door of No Return, used to be a point of departure for slaves, but has since been transformed into an artist community. Artists sustain themselves while also raising money to fight human trafficking, thus contributing to their community’s healing. This inspirational process inspired Project HARTwork. What Does Project HARTwork Do? Project HARTwork is a non-profit organization that partners with artists around the world to sell fair trade art and engage the community with the ongoing fight against human trafficking. We realize that human trafficking is an emotionally taxing topic to discuss; we’ve found that utilizing art can help start these difficult but essential conversations. Our mission is to grow a global network that unites artists and supporters. Artists contribute by selling their original art, such as paintings and sculptures, to generate interest and donate profits towards the fight against human trafficking. Art buyers fund the artists, Project HARTwork’s community education, and other organizations that fight human trafficking and support survivors.
Project HARTwork Creating Hope through ART
Where Are We Now?
Project HARTwork is an international network of artists and supporters working together to end human trafficking. Stay in the know Sign up for our monthly newsletter for updates on art, events and human trafficking issues. What We're All About PO Box 461074 Denver, CO 80246 720-432-8468