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Imagination powers change – and changes power.

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

The Art of Activism Book
Our book: The Art of Activism

You can now 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!).

Unstoppable Voters

We’re supporting organizations and individuals that protect the freedom to vote in the United States with creativity and innovation. We’ve trained, mentored, and funded over 600 people and projects, reaching an audience of over two million, all across the country.

Revolutionizing Activism

You’re invited to Revolutionizing Activism, our popular online conversation series featuring incredible creative activists from around the world, talking about the most pressing topics in creative advocacy today.


Training

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.

Advising

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.

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..

Our book The Art of Activism: Your All Purpose Guide to Making the Impossible Possible published by O/R Press.

Publication: Why Artistic Activism?

Revolutionizing Activism – our online discussion series covering innovative ideas in artistic activism from around the globe


What we do

Art + Activism = Impact

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

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation helps support artistic activism worldwide.

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