A Message From José Andrés
Halcyon Arts Lab Advisory Committee Member and World-Renowned Chef 

I am living proof that creativity can be a force for change.

As a chef, I use the art and science of food to deliver smart solutions to hunger and poverty. Through ThinkFoodGroup and my nonprofit, World Central Kitchen, my team and I work to strengthen communities and economies worldwide — using the power of food to change the world. And in the same spirit, Halcyon is helping emerging creatives channel their own talents to become impact leaders.

Halcyon knows that simply “doing good” isn’t enough in the 21st century. To make meaningful impact that lasts, social good must done in a smart way. Inspiration is the first step, but making it real takes time, space and access to the right resources.

Halcyon offers an environment of complete support that allows innovative thinkers to become innovative doers. It’s a safe setting to explore problems, test ideas and create intelligent solutions, no matter how unorthodox.

I’m part of the Halcyon family because I live that mission every day — as a chef, as a business owner, and as a citizen of the world.

About Halcyon
Halcyon seeks and celebrates creativity in all forms and galvanizes creative individuals aspiring to promote social good. We bring together diverse groups of changemakers in art and social enterprise, offering an ecosystem of advocacy that encourages socially engaged creatives to learn, freely experiment, sometimes fail, and advance their talents and visions. In doing so, we foster new pathways to knowledge and resources, and help innovators transform their inspiration into impact.

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