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The Center for Artistic Activism helps people use their creativity and culture to effect power.

The Center for Artistic Activism is transforming the practices of art and activism, helping activists, artists, organizations, and foundations be more effective and affective in bringing about social change.

The Center for Artistic Activism is supporting change through the current crises

Our Unstoppable Voters Project

We’re supporting proposals to help make democracy work by combating voter suppression in the United States. Creative, ambitious, strategic, risk-taking projects will be funded up to $10,000 each. Initial short proposals are due Sept 2nd.

The Free the Vaccine for COVID-19 Campaign

Join our fight to make COVID-19 treatment, testing, and vaccines affordable and accessible to all. We’ve launched a global, online Advocacy Innovation Lab called Free the Vaccine for Covid-19. And you can take part.

Transition Your Advocacy

Keep your team inspired and resilient. With our online workshops like Don’t Cancel: Creative Activism in the Time of Coronavirus, we can help your group move forward creatively, in the current context, no matter the issue you’re working on. Contact us for details.

Training

We offer training for artists, activists, and organizations on theory, methods and skills for maximizing their impact.

Advising

We provide advising for groups and organizations on strategic, creative methods for activism, grant making, and assessment.

Research

We conduct and share research on the practice and impact of artistic activism.

Resources

We give away podcasts,videos, webinars, guides and other online training resources you can access now..


What we do

Art + Activism = Impact

Featured Alumnus

Ishtar Lakhani talking to a group
Ishtar Lakhani organizing for sex worker rights at the 2016 AIDS Conference in South Africa

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News

  • Steve Lambert’s frank 2020 talk
    This 10 minute talk from frank2020 tells about one of our favorite projects at the Center for Artistic Activism and how we worked with the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy […]
  • Alumni, Ishtar Lakhani, profiled in Maverick Citizen
    Center for Artistic Activism alumni and workshop instructor, Ishtar Lakhani, was profiled in the Maverick Citizen. Ishtar is based in South Africa and after participating in our 2015 training, has […]
  • We’re Funding Creative U.S. Election Projects
    We are excited to announce the Center for Artistic Activism is supporting projects that uniquely address urgent and specific voter suppression problems in the United States. Creative, ambitious, strategic, risk-taking […]
  • We’re hiring a Campaign Manager
    Free the Vaccine for COVID-19 is hiring a Campaign Manager for Fall/Winter 2020 . A detailed description and application are on the freethevaccine.org site. We’re looking for the right candidate […]
  • Apply for Free the Vaccine for COVID-19: Season 2
    We’re back for another round! Join us in fighting pharmaceutical monopolies to make publicly-funded COVID treatment and testing affordably priced, free at the point-of-delivery and accessible around the world! Apply […]
  • London Carnival to Free the Vaccine For COVID-19
    Free the Vaccine participants and others staged a carnival in London to bring attention to the need for an affordable “People’s Vaccine” for COVID-19. Pink-headed coronavirus figures were protected by […]
  • We’re looking for an in-house Printmaker
    We are issuing an open call for an In-House Printer for a limited time in Fall 2020. The In-House Printer will be invited to be in residence at the Eureka! […]
  • Imagining America
    The folks at Imagining America are putting out a call for submissions from artists and scholars around collective creative engagements in the U.S, in response to the COVID crisis. They’re […]