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. We work around the world, across a range of issues, and we aim to win!

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


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


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

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Campaign Accelerator Program

Creative Grantmaking: Help for Foundations


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


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

What we do

Art + Activism = Impact

Featured Alumnus

Ibrahima Abadou Niang
Ibrahima Abadou Niang


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  • frank Gathering 2020
    The Center for Artistic Activism’s Rebecca Bray and Steve Lambert will be speaking and doing a workshop at the frank Gathering, February 4-7 in Gainsville Florida.
  • Let's Step it Up! Workshop handout
    What is this? We wanted a clear, concise list of prompts to remind us of important things to remember when planning an action. We offer this to you and hope it helps. The Foundation Download Download a pdf of this document. It’s free because of supporters like you. The Action
  • Start With Yes – 2019 thank you print
    For the third year running I’ve made a risograph print to thank our donors. This year we took a little phrase we use around the Center for Artistic Activism to share with you. Why start with yes? We hope a reminder to “Start with Yes” can help your collaborations also! About the print 11×17 RisographEdition […]
  • The Copenhagen Experiment: The Report
    This is the first ever public experiment on the comparative efficacy and afficacy of artistic activism vs more traditional forms of activist intervention.