Imagination powers change – and changes power.
Our book: The Art of Activism
You can now pre-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). More at ArtOfActivismBook.com
We’re supporting artistic activism projects protecting the freedom to vote in the United States. We’ve given training, mentorship, and funding to over two dozen projects since September of 2020.
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Arts and culture make activism more effective. There are still many obstacles ahead, but the Center for Artistic Activism is ready with tools, resources, training, and support. Help us continue this work by contributing now.
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.
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.
We conduct and share research on the practice and impact of artistic activism.
We give away podcasts,videos, webinars, guides and other online training resources you can access now..
What we do
We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation helps support artistic activism worldwide.
We are so close to enacting vital legislation for protecting the freedom to vote in the U.S. This is a critical point for our nation. Yesterday, the U.S. House passed the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act *, essential legislation that ensures we can safely and freely cast our ballots, have our voices heard, …
We want to share some of the amazing things that happened in the past year and give you a sneak peek of what’s to come. In 2021, we witnessed once again how creativity transforms advocacy work — making it more effective, more joyful, and also more sustainable for all involved. 2022 is sure to be …
The Center for Artistic Activism is seeking a Program Assistant to support an exciting range of creative activism work in 2022. Apply by Monday, January 10th. About the Position The Program Assistant will be integral to our Unstoppable Voters program, which protects the freedom to vote through creativity and innovation, and will assist our work …
A conversation with the Center’s founders, Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert, on the importance of fighting within the terrain of popular culture to reach a mass audience. “Although a free companion workbook is available for those looking to sharpen their practical skills, “The Art of Activism” is more than a nuts and bolts “how-to” guide. …
This is a recording of the first edition of Revolutionizing Activism, our new online conversation series between advocates, activists, grantmakers, journalists, and artists. In our first discussion, moderated by Jeanine Abrams McLean, President of Fair Count, we discussed how we as advocates can use creativity to cultivate joyous civic engagement and overcome apathy. Featuring activist-artists …
It’s 2021. What does innovative activism look like? An anchorman sits behind a desk in a newsroom. A red and white earth globe projects behind him. He fixes his suit. And then he speaks. “Make yourself comfortable,” he says. What follows is not a robotic news script – what viewers might expect from the standard …