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

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    Center for Artistic Activism
    P.O. Box 543
    Beacon, NY 12508

All contributions will be gratefully acknowledged and are tax deductible.

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News

  • Float the Vote
    Float the Vote is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that celebrate voting rights and counter voter suppression. Float the Vote Float […]
  • Courting Voters with Court Fees
    Courting Voters with Court Fees in North Carolina is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that celebrate voting rights and counter voter […]
  • Drawing out the Vote
    Drawing out the Vote is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that celebrate voting rights and counter voter suppression. Drawing out the […]
  • Project Your Vote
    Project Your Vote is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that celebrate voting rights and counter voter suppression. Project Your Vote Project […]
  • Delivering Democracy
    Delivering Democracy is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that celebrate voting rights and counter voter suppression. Delivering Democracy Imagine troupes of […]
  • Cirque d’Vote
    Cirque d’Vote is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that celebrate voting rights and counter voter suppression. Emergency Circus presents Cirque d’Vote […]
  • Fuck Talking, Go Vote
    Fuck Talking, Go Vote is is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that celebrate voting rights and counter voter suppression. Fuck Talking, […]
  • Unstoppable Voters Projects
    We are supporting artistic activism projects aimed at celebrating voting rights and countering voter suppression. The projects are taking place before and on Election Day in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, […]