Moving voters Forward with more creativity, innovation, and impact

Learn more and apply to join our creative activism voting workshop this September.

Wisconsin has very important elections this year, at the federal, state, and local levels. But in the face of polarization, trust in elections is at a low ebb. With government systems that feel broken, and with so many competing focuses and needs, it can be hard to reach voters and get them to turn out. To get to these potential voters, we’ll need to use all of our creativity and innovation — our basic freedoms depend on it.

And so, on September 30th the Center for Artistic Activism is coming to Milwaukee to bring the creativity and inspire yours. In partnership with UWM’s Center for 21st Century Studies (C21) we’re offering a dynamic workshop all about artistic activism, and how to use the powers of art and culture to connect with voters in this crucial election cycle and beyond.

Fill out the quick application below to join us.

In Unstoppable Voters: Milwaukee you will

  • learn the fundamentals of artistic activism and how to apply them to pro-voter work
  • collaborate with other pro-voting advocates and groups to develop creative campaigns in support of Wisconsin voters
  • receive feedback, guidance, and support from C4AA and peers
  • leave with new, wildly creative, and highly strategic ways to achieve your pro-voter goals.

No previous experience required

You don’t need to be an “Artist.” You don’t need to be an “Activist.” You can be a seasoned advocate, new to this space, a professional creative, or someone who goes into a panic when they have to pick up a marker. No experience is required, beyond an openness to creativity and experimentation.

The details

Unstoppable Voters: Milwaukee will be held at UWMilwaukee on Friday, September 30, from 12-6pm.

The program is entirely free to participants.

The program is a highly-structured, rigorous, and rewarding experience. Attendance at the full program is required.

All attendees will receive a FREE copy of The Art of Activism: Your All-Purpose Guide to Making the Impossible Possible, written by the Center for Artistic Activism’s co-founders. It’s highly encouraged that you read chapters 1, 2, and 6 before the workshop.

Additional Programming

C4AA’s co-founder and Artistic Director Steve Lambert will also be doing a free public lecture as part of UWM’s Artist Now! series on Wednesday, September 28th. Learn more here.

Additional Program Co-Sponsors

Along with UWM’s Center for 21st Century Studies (C21), we’re thrilled to be working with UWM Department of Political Science and UWM Panther Votes.

What is Unstoppable Voters?

Through the Center for Artistic Activism’s expansive Unstoppable Voters program, we support creatively risk-taking, strategic, ambitious organizations, people, and projects that address urgent and specific anti-voter attacks. We provide training and community building for individuals and groups who are passionate about protecting the freedom to vote and bringing the needed innovation to that fight. And we provide funding and support to help manifest that innovation and bring real, measurable impact. To date, we’ve helped over 60 organizations and over 400 individual activists, artists, and everyone in between make voting accessible, safe, joyful, powerful, and irresistible.

Apply to join Unstoppable Voters: Milwaukee

Fill out the brief application below by August 20. If you have any trouble with the application or questions, reach out to

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Right now the world needs the vision, the creativity, and the empathy of arts and culture to drive and motivate real change. Negative predictions come easily and the world has enough bitterness. That’s why the Center for Artistic Activism provides free resources, webinars, trainings, does field research, and supports on-the-ground efforts so fighters for change are as effective as possible at moving us forward. Give today because your donation will support artists, activists, and changemakers from across the country and around the world.

There’s power in numbers. So please consider chipping in $5 today to support this work. As a small, grassroots nonprofit, every donation is meaningful!