Imagination powers change – and changes power.
Our book: The Art of Activism
You can now pre-order our book, The Art of Activism: Your All-Purpose Guide to Making the Impossible Possible. It includes straightforward lessons, insights, and research from the couple decades of our work (and jokes). More at ArtOfActivismBook.com
We’re supporting artistic activism projects protecting the freedom to vote in the United States. We’ve given training, mentorship, and funding to over two dozen projects since September of 2020.
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Arts and culture make activism more effective. There are still many obstacles ahead, but the Center for Artistic Activism is ready with tools, resources, training, and support. Help us continue this work in 2022 by contributing now.
We offer training for artists, activists, and organizations on theory, methods and skills for maximizing their impact. In 2021 alone we’ve trained hundreds of activists, artists, and investigative journalists in the Western Balkans and West Africa, and democracy advocates across the United States, and public health advocates around the world.
We provide advising for groups and organizations on strategic, creative methods for activism, grant making, and assessment. 2021 advising partners include; Greenpeace, A Blade of Grass, Art Against Ageism, Recess Art, and Open Society Foundations.
We conduct and share research on the practice and impact of artistic activism.
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What we do
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New York City is now the first in the United States to authorize safe injection sites! Learn about the Center for Artistic Activism efforts on this issue… This is a big win for anyone who cares about protecting and helping the most vulnerable populations. Why are safe injection sites critical? Evidence shows that safe consumption …
Join Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert, co-founders of the Center for Artistic Activism, this Tuesday, Nov. 30th at noon (12 pm EST), for an international digital toast to celebrate their new book, The Art of Activism: Your All-Purpose Guide to Making the Impossible Possible. Bring your questions about the book, or just say hello! Register for the Zoom …
Join us in Washington DC to discuss The Art of Activism: Your All Purpose Guide to making the Impossible Possible On Saturday, December 4th We Act Radio’s literacy campaign and The Charnice Milton Community Bookstore are hosting the co-authors of The Art of Activism: Your All-Purpose Guide to Making the Impossible Possible. We’ll celebrate the …
The Center for Artistic Activism is looking for enthusiastic, insightful, and dedicated people to teach artistic activism. We’re looking for : An enthusiastic lover of arts and activism who has practiced, taught, and/or researched the implementation of high-quality artistic activism projects; A skilled facilitator with some teaching experience (at any level) who is genuinely enthused …
At the C4AA we like to say that: Imagination powers change. And changes power. But why is imagination so important to social and political change. In this encyclopedia article for The Palgrave Encyclopedia of the Possible on “political imagination,” C4AA Co-founder Stephen Duncombe and C4AA alumnus Silas Harrebye explore the whys and hows of activist …
Over three days on a bridge in Copenhagen, C4AA Co-Founder Steve Duncombe and C4AA alumnus Silas Harrebye and a team of young researchers and activists set out to test whether creative forms of activism are more effective than conventional ones. (Spoiler: they are.) The findings of this first-ever public experiment in artistic activism is now …