For ages, artists have inspired change. Art helps us express deep-rooted social issues, and its different interpretations and responses have helped people drive change for centuries. Societal artistry is the attempt to address or recognize a particular societal issue using art and creativity. Societal artists are people who use creative skills to work with people or organizations in their community to affect change. Societal functions of art go beyond personal intrinsic value to art's societal benefits. By using their art as an innovative medium for awareness, societal artists are advocates, challenging the biggest issues of our time. Societal art, then, capitalizes on the power of socially-aware works, reaching people in their everyday environments and confronting them with social injustice that is otherwise easily ignored.

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