Get inside the heads of CAA’s co-directors Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert through their interview with we “We Make Money Not Art” where they tackled the following questions:

  • Is there any way an artist or curator can engage with meaningful artistic activism inside an art gallery or a museum?
  • Could you tell us about the training workshops for grassroots activists? What can activists expect from them?
  • Do you have a couple of examples of workshops that lead to particularly fruitful actions?
  • “How do you know if it works?” What are the criteria that help you establish whether a work has had any social or political impact?
  • Do artists and activists have the same definition of what constitutes a successful action?
  • What are the skills necessary for political action that no art academy ever teaches you?
  • Now say i’m an artist and i’m interested in political action but i cannot afford to travel to the U.S. to attend one of your workshops, where should i start? Do you have any book, video or other tool to recommend?
  • Are there any relevant yet overlooked issues you think activists and artists should approach today?
  • Do you have a plan to come to Europe? And more generally what is next for the Center for Artistic Activism?

Read their answers to these questions here.