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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 artistic activism projects that combating voter suppression in the United States before and after the 2020 U.S. election. We’ve funded two rounds of projects. See the first round here.

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

  • Ishtar Lakhani on BBC 100 Women List
    Congratulations to the Center for Artistic Activism’s Ishtar Lakhani is included on the BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020. Ishtar is an alumni of […]
  • Unstoppable Voters Panel – Behind the Scenes
    Highest voter turn out, ever. You can’t win anything without turning out voters. While there’s work ahead and complex problems to solve, we’re allowing ourselves a moment to linger on […]
  • Emergency Circus
    Emergency Circus is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that ensure every vote is counted in the 2020 U.S. election, relieve tension, and build […]
  • Packing and Cracking
    Packing and Cracking is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that ensure every vote is counted in the 2020 U.S. election, relieve […]
  • Seed Evolution
    Seed Evolution is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that ensure every vote is counted in the 2020 U.S. election, relieve tension, […]
  • Stir the Pot
    Stir the Pot is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that ensure every vote is counted in the 2020 U.S. election, relieve […]
  • Southwest Organizing Project
    SouthWest Organizing Project is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that ensure every vote is counted in the 2020 U.S. election, relieve […]
  • The Peace Poets
    The Peace Poets are an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that ensure every vote is counted in the 2020 U.S. election. The […]
  • My Hope, Our Hope
    My Hope, Our Hope is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that ensure every vote is counted in the 2020 U.S. election, […]
  • Cheer the Count!
    Cheer the Count! is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that ensure every vote is counted in the 2020 U.S. election, relieve […]
  • Unstoppable Voters Projects: Post-Election Edition
    This is the roundup of the artistic activism projects we’re supporting aimed at ensuring every vote is counted in the 2020 U.S. election, relieving tension, and building healthy institutions in […]
  • Amp Up Your Rally
    Heading to a count the vote rally, like one to Protect the Results, and want to add something extra special? Here are things you can do to cultivate joy, unity […]
  • The Good Liars: Making Voter Suppression Personal
    Making Voter Suppression Personal is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that celebrate voting rights and counter voter suppression. Making Voter Suppression […]
  • CBS This Morning on Unstoppable Voters
    Although there are still three days until Election Day, some cities this year have seen a surge in early voting. Helping those voters get motivated and to the polls is […]