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Aaron Hughes

Created: 28 May 2018

“We’re bringing about these extreme situations, we’re bringing about that choice where people have to respond just like in Iraq. We’re making people respond to us. The whole idea was to share that, because ...

Gan Golan

Created: 06 May 2018

  “If we can somehow observe the process that happens between a work of art and an idea reaching a community, and then that community taking a defiant form of action, that’s the black box.  That’s where the ...

Webinar #23: Easter Special

Created: 29 Mar 2018

The unorthodox stories of the secret artistic activism history of prophets. Moses, Jesus and Mohammed were amazing activists and creative militants. They understood the ...

Sheba Remy Kharbanda

Created: 22 Mar 2018

“When I was doing grassroots work… around specific issues associated with trauma [like] state violence [and] sexual violence. I found that I wasn’t offering enough just documenting it. Witnessing is very ...

Dara Greenwald

Created: 13 Mar 2018

“You could go down to any commercial gallery and see political art. It has political content, it has a critique, opposition, maybe a submerged expression that was not readily validated by dominant culture. ...

Adelaide Damoah

Created: 02 Mar 2018

“I noticed whenever something happens whether it’s some kind of disaster, some people get killed or one person gets killed, well that’s just what happens the world just keeps on turning, life goes on, and it’s disgusting but that’s just what happens. So that kind of stuff I sometimes put into ...

Alfredo Jaar

Created: 02 Mar 2018

  Alfredo Jaar is an artist, architect, and filmmaker who lives and works in New York City. He was born in Santiago de Chile. Jaar has realized more than sixty public interventions around the world and more than fifty monographic publications have been published about his work. He ...

Webinar #22: hilariOUCH

Created: 23 Feb 2018

Steve and Steve get to hang out with Marlène Ramírez-Cancio, co-founder and co-director of Fulana, a Latina satire collective whose videos have been shown ...

Webinar #21: Corruption Master Class

Created: 23 Feb 2018

We met Oluseun Onigbinde at our workshop in Guinea a few months ago. The workshop brought together artists from all over West Africa to learn creative ...

Webinar #20: The First Female President Of The USA

Created: 16 Feb 2018

The First Female President Of The USA   Margaret McCarthy has served as the First Female President of the United States for over a year, since January 2017, creating through performance an imaginative counter world in which the ...

DREAM: RE-IMAGINING PROGRESSIVE POLITICS IN AN AGE OF FANTASY – FREE PDF

Created: 13 Feb 2018

 Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy, by CAA co-director Stephen Duncombe is now a free PDF. Part analysis of popular culture, part how-to guide to creative activism, Stephen make a ...

AN OPEN LETTER TO CRITICS WRITING ABOUT POLITICAL ART

Created: 12 Feb 2018

Last weekend Creative Time held their fourth annual summit on the current state of artistic activism. Over two days, scores of political artists from around the world gave short presentations and organized longer ...

SCHOOL FOR CREATIVE ACTIVISM, A PROJECT OF THE CENTER FOR ARTISTIC ACTIVISM — SOCIAL TEXT

Created: 12 Feb 2018

Overview The first rule of guerrilla warfare is to know the terrain and use it to your advantage. No longer does this require navigating the mountains of Cuba with a rifle on one’s back, as today’s ...

The C4AA Artistic Activism Grants 2017!

Created: 05 Feb 2018

Last year, we were able to give out grants to some of the thousand-ish C4AA workshop alumni. These artistic activists in Croatia, Ireland, The Netherlands, Germany, the UK, and Hungary created seven artistic actions to increase public engagement with the seriously problematic issues of the ...

Webinar #19: How Change Happens: Artistic Activism’s Theory of Change

Created: 31 Jan 2018

How Change Happens: Artistic Activism’s Theory of Change Behind all successful transformative action is a Theory of Change. Artistic Activism is no different. An idea of how change happens helps us choose how we use ...

11: Brunch

Created: 25 Dec 2017

We're back! Stephen Duncombe arranges a Sunday Brunch at Jane Restaurant in NYC. Steve Lambert brings a long his mom as the expert, a former Domincan ...

Steve Lambert talks C4AA at Eyeo 2017

Created: 05 Nov 2017

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Lessons From Utopia

Created: 24 Aug 2017

Adapted from the C4AA's upcoming book How To Win: The Art of Activism, this is an article by Co-Directors Duncombe and Lambert about how Artistic Activists can use the idea and ideal of Utopia. Lessons From ...

The 5 Moral Foundations

Created: 17 Aug 2017

The 5 Moral Foundations Social and cultural psychologists have identified these “innate and universally available psychological systems [as] the foundations of ‘intuitive ethics.’” Unique, cultural moralities are built on these foundations. As artistic activists, these ideas can help us ...

Creative Mapping Exercise

Created: 17 Aug 2017

Creative Mapping Excerpted from the upcoming book How To Win: The Art of Activism by Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert To get where we want to go we need a map. And because artistic activism combines both arts and activism that map is a multifaceted one, with different paths leading to our ...

Exam – Planning A Campaign

Created: 17 Aug 2017

The Exam Excerpted from the upcoming book How To Win: The Art of Activism by Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert "Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul". ― Edward Abbey Time: a Morning, Afternoon ...

Ideas To Action Exercise

Created: 17 Aug 2017

Ideas to Action People move through multiple stages when changing their behavior. We’ll practice developing tactics to address one step. STEP 1: Roll the Dice 4 minutes Say hello and get to know each ...

Our Past Stories History Exercise

Created: 17 Aug 2017

Our Past Stories Your group will make an image that illustrates an example of creative activism from history. What do we mean by history? At least 20 years ago, or before you were born. STEP 1: Get ideas on ...

Imagining Utopia

Created: 10 Aug 2017

In order to change the world we live in we need to be able to imagine the world we desire. Through the Imagining Utopia workshop, CAA faculty work with groups – ranging from elementary school students to seasoned ...

Imagine You Are A Superhero

Created: 08 Aug 2017

This is one of the favorite exercises in our trainings. It’s a good place to start if you’re not sure where to put your energy. 1) Imagine that you are a superhero. Yes, a superhero. Like all superheroes you ...

Applications Are Open! Art Action Academy at the Queens Museum

Created: 08 Aug 2017

Many artists want to create work that has a social impact. Unfortunately, organizing a successful social-change campaign is not often part of an artist’s education. The Art Action Academy (AAA), now in its second year at Queens Museum, helps socially-engaged artists make their work more ...

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