FAN Activism: Pop Culture + Civic Engagement

Imagine if all the fervor and passion that people have felt for Harry Potter, Bollywood stars, or Marvel movies were applied to activism. This week, we’re sharing our latest Revolutionizing Activism conversations, this time with fan culture experts who have fantastic insights into lessons we can use for social change. Read on for our favorite …

NEWSLETTER: Current Creative Activism Opportunities And Inspiration

Hi Friends, Since starting my new role as the Programs Coordinator at the beginning 2023, I’ve had the awesome chance to work with truly each program offered by the Center. And, so, all I can say is — WOW — we offer some cool opportunities. This week, I want to remind you of two of …

Special Event! Whales, Witches, and Wonder: What Works in Voting Activism

Join us on February 9 to learn how to supercharge your voting activism, this year and beyond Register Now In 2022, Unstoppable Voters worked with 39 organizations across the country on dozens of creative campaigns, all focused on mobilizing voters and protecting our fundamental freedoms. We supported huge wins and learned a lot about what …

Open Call: Unstoppable Voters Fellowship 2023!

Apply to join our unique Unstoppable Voters Fellowship for leaders at US voting organizations, based in one-of-a-kind training, mentorship, professional development, and support Applications open through March 1 Following the success of our first cohort of Unstoppable Voters Fellows, in 2023 we’re supporting another five voting champions who are leading civic engagement efforts in the US …

IMAGINE WINNING IN 2023

We can’t think of a better way to start 2023 than to envision winning BIG. One of the key exercises in our workshops is something we call “Imagine Winning.” We ask participants to imagine what would happen if they had limitless funding, countless volunteers, popular and political support, and everything that went their way. We …

Celebrating Nora Breen

We are celebrating the beautiful life of Nora Breen, who passed away in December. We had the immense pleasure of working with Nora Breen throughout 2021, first through our online Unstoppable Voters workshop, and then as a project lead on the incredible creative campaign Chase the Erase. It’s not always that a participant in an …

Unstoppable Voters: Black Ballots, Black Futures

YBLOC’s Black Ballots, Black Futures 2022 is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that protect the freedom to vote with creativity and innovation. Written by Abdul Dosunmu, Founder & Chief Strategist of YBLOC Black Ballots, Black Futures 2022 In the 2022 midterm election, the Young Black Lawyers’ …

Video — Unstoppable Voters: 2022’s Voting Champions

Meet the wonderful voting champions we worked with for the 2022 midterm election cycle! Hear about the challenges they faced, how they overcame them, the successes they achieved — and how Unstoppable Voters helped. Featuring: Céshia Elmore (New Voices for Reproductive Justice); Jerry Millan (Alianza); Steve Alfaro (Poder Latinx); Aileen Loy (Fair Count); Lisa Jo …

The Activist Angler

Great news! — Center for Artistic Activism Co-founder Stephen Duncombe‘s new book “The Activist Angler” is out. Check OR/Books website to learn more and get a copy! So what is the book about? Elegantly written and charmingly illustrated, The Activist Angler shows how lessons learned from angling can guide political activism and vice versa. Patience, preparation and …

Utopia As Direction – My Experience with C4AA

Hi all, My name is Lisa Jo Epstein, and I was invited to write the C4AA newsletter today because I am one of the many artistic activists this wonderful organization has supported this year. I want you to know how they’ve helped my group do huge things and why they deserve your support. I’m the …

The Utopia Project Exhibit

In collaboration with the Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum, we helped to create The Utopia Project, an interactive gallery experience all about creative activism. The exhibit will be live at the museum Nov 1, 2022 – March 1, 2023. The Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum is an amazing museum in Washington DC with a mission to to …

Apply to Join Our Board

The Center for Artistic Activism is seeking individuals to be part of our fantastic Board of Directors as volunteers. The Center for Artistic Activism Board of Directors comprises leaders from the nonprofit and for-profit sector who are dedicated to the organization’s mission. Our board members champion the importance of creative activism and the value of …

Announcing: Revolutionizing Activism: FEASTS

JOIN US FOR THE INGREDIENTS TO SUCCESS JOIN US ON SEPTEMBER 15th | 12 PM EST | Livestream via YouTube Food is a universal language. Yet it’s also deeply embedded in unique and diverse cultural expression. Perhaps, this is part of what has made it possible for activists to use food and feasts in radical …

We’re Back! Revolutionizing Activism Season 2

Revolutionizing Activism is back with a new lineup of conversations featuring activists, advocates, and artists challenging traditional approaches to advocacy! WE’RE BACK!!!!! You asked for it, and we brought it back! We launched our new discussion series Revolutionizing Activism late last year for artists, activists, and advocates to come together and dig into tried and …

Announcing: Revolutionizing Activism: PARTIES

I PARTIED TILL THE WORLD CHANGED JOIN US ON AUGUST 25th | 12 PM EST | Riverside.fm London. Tbilisi. San Juan. Berlin. These are just a few places around the world where organizers have used parties as their main site of protest. In movements for reproductive rights, the decriminalization of drugs, and human rights–parties have …