Bridgit Antoinette Evans
President & Founder
Bridgit Antoinette Evans is an award-winning artist, culture change strategist and campaign producer who brings artists and human rights organizations together to radically change how people relate and respond to complex social issues.
She was an executive producer of This Is to Mother You, the charity music single released by Girls Educational and Mentoring Services in December 2009 in partnership with MySpace Music and iTunes and featuring Sinead O’Connor, Mary J Blige and newcomer Martha B; the creator/director of the Live for Darfur global artists campaign featuring more than 50 major music/film artists; and the manager of the 2009 Girls Are Not for Sale child sex trafficking campaign featuring Beyonce, Demi Moore, Halle Berry, Katie Ford and other influential women.
In 2010, Evans was honored to serve on the talent crew for the globally televised “Hope for Haiti Now” telethon executive produced by George Clooney and featuring over 125 high-profile music and film artists. To date, the telethon has raised over $60 million for Haitian relief efforts.
With underwriting support from Jada Pinkett and Will Smith, Evans served as Executive Producer of the historic South African tour of Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks’ ‘Venus’, a project that ranked #4 on VIBE’s list of ’10 TO WATCH’, earned her a nomination for the Ford Foundation’s ‘LEADERS FOR A CHANGING WORLD’ Award, and mobilized hundreds of emerging and high-profile artists around the world to fight human trafficking. Building on subsequent ‘Venus’ projects in the United States and Croatia, Evans will bring this award-winning tale of trafficking and exploitation to the UK in Fall 2010 with an all-star reading in the cavernous tunnels underneath the London tube.
A recognized industry leader in the field of artist-cause partnering, Evans’ in-depth understanding of a range of human rights issues has gained her a reputation as the ‘go-to girl’ for public figures interested in championing humanitarian efforts around the world. In recent years, she has helped actor Chiwetel Ejiofor partner with leading NGO Malaria No More; Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Halle Berry and Beyonce Knowles collaborate with survivors of child sex trafficking through the national GIRLS ARE NOT FOR SALE campaign presented by GEMS: Girls Educational and Mentoring Services; Grammy-winner Rihanna speak out on behalf of HIV/AIDS awareness through the H & M/YouthAIDS “Fashion Against AIDS” Retail and Billboard campaign; Melanie Griffith, Antonio Banderas, Alan Cumming and Diane Von Furstenberg contribute to the historic GATES IN CENTRAL PARK environmental art project; Bono, Meryl Streep, Susan Sarandon, WIll Smith and Jonathan Demme aid Haitian flood survivors for Wyclef Jean’s YELE HAITI; Coldplay, U2, Destiny’s Child, Carlos Santana, Green Day, Bill Maher and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel encourage aid for Sudanese refugees through Don Cheadle’s worldwide LIVE FOR DARFUR campaign; and Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Tim Robbins champion poverty eradication for Kofi Annan’s YEAR OF MICROCREDIT initiative. Her SUPERMODEL FOR A DAY project, produced in collaboration with Iman and replicated on the Oprah Winfrey Show, offered 9 girls residing in foster care the chance to experience a day in the life of a top model.
Evans has traveled by invitation to South Africa, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, France, Croatia, the UK and across the US to speak about her work, and appeared on behalf of Venus Worldwide as a delegate to the UN Global Forum to Fight Human Trafficking in Vienna, Austria in 2008. In total, Evans’ artist-cause partnerships have helped raise more than $10 million for humanitarian causes around the world. A quintessential ‘third culture kid’, Evans was born in Germany and raised in Italy, the US and Japan. She received her university training at Stanford University (BA), The Philanthropy School, and Columbia University (MFA).