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The Story

The Tolerance Poster Show travels the world

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The Launch

Mirko Ilić was inspired to launch the Tolerance Project following the “House of Tolerance” film festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in 2017. He asked 28 artists to create a poster about tolerance, the only requirement being that they write “tolerance” in their native language. After a successful 10-day show in Ljubljana, Mirko decided to tour the posters globally. Now, whenever Tolerance Project appears in a new city, local designers contribute to the show’s ever-expanding catalogue of artworks.

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Make A Show

In an effort to engage with a wide cross-section of the population, curators are encouraged to exhibit posters outdoors and in public spaces. Shows are also well suited for unconventional locations, like scaffolding and stairwells. If desired, exhibits can be split between indoors and outdoors—whatever it takes to maximize viewership. The Tolerance Project is dedicated to reaching people who don’t ordinarily visit galleries or museums; programming decisions should reflect that goal. Posters are delivered digitally to curators, who then print the materials themselves (the Tolerance Project can help with expenses if financial assistance is needed.) All 180 posters may be used in promotion for the show, and may be re-exhibited as desired.

Since launching in 2017, the Tolerance Project has brought a message of inclusion and acceptance to over 300,000 people in 37 countries.

We hope yours will be next.

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Meet The Board

  • Denise Benmosche

    Board Member

    Denise Benmosche is a noted philanthropist, collector, and patron of the arts with a special focus on women in the visual and performing arts. She was Executive Producer of Ahead of Time, a documentary feature about centenarian journalist Ruth Gruber, and Letters From Baghdad. With the Benmosche family, Denise saved the Lafayette Theater in Suffern, NY from demolition and fully restored it. She sponsors an annual Jewish film festival at the theater. Denise is also dedicated to the fight against anti-Semitism and the advancement of human rights involving tolerance and social acceptance. She has worked internationally to support these missions as a Board member of The Tolerance Project, as well as, numerous other non profits. Denise is Chair of the 92nd Street Y Committee for the Endowment of the Jewelry Department.

  • Amy Brandt

    Board Member

    Amy Brandt serves as Docutech’s president and CEO, leveraging her more than 20 years of experience as a highly accomplished entrepreneur and senior executive to drive continued growth and innovation within the company. As president and CEO, she leads all aspects of daily operations, including sales, customer support and product development. Throughout her experience within the mortgage, software, technology, aerospace and financial services industries, Amy has held a variety of roles, including president of originations and corporate technology for New Penn Financial, chief operating officer for Prospect Mortgage and president and CEO of Vantium. In addition to her executive career, she currently serves as a board member of the Sun to Water Technologies and a Scholar Rescue Fund board member with the Institute of International Education. Amy earned a J.D. from Arizona State University College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Southern California.

  • Mirko Ilić

    Founder

    Mirko Ilić was born in Bosnia. In Europe, he drew comics, illustrations, and art-directed posters, books, and record covers. When he arrived in the U.S. he became the art director of Time Magazine International Edition. Later he became art director of the Op-Ed pages of the New York Times. In 1995 he established his firm Mirko Ilic Corp. His company designs for a wide range of clients, from pro bono organizations to the high luxury hospitality clients. His work is in collections of institutions such as the Smithsonian Museum and MoMA, New York. Mirko is the co-author of several books with Steve Heller and Milton Glaser. Mirko teaches masters degree illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

  • Margot Steinberg

    Board Member

    Margot Steinberg has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit world and held a number of executive development positions in both national and international organizations. As an accomplished and impassioned fundraiser, non-profits continue to rely on her skills and experience to help them focus on board development, strategic planning for new funding resources, and retention of donors. She works with high-net worth individuals, philanthropic leaders from Fortune 500 companies, and private and corporate foundation representatives to engage them in philanthropic activities. Margot continues to demonstrate her unwavering passion for initiatives from like-minded individuals and new demographic sectors to create value for everyone involved. By working with The Tolerance Project, she enjoys the challenges of finding donors that will support this work that may have an impact for generations to come.