Video + Takeaways – 3 Tips for Humorous Creative Activism

At the latest edition of Revolutionizing Activism: Using Humor When Things Are Dire, Caty Borum Chattoo (Center for Media and Social Impact/ Yes, And… Laughter Lab) kicked off our discussion by underscoring the significance of humor across cultures and histories. Borum Chatoo notes: we find comedy in the most oppressive conditions over and over again, precisely …

BIG NEWS: ​​Center for Artistic Activism Receives Transformational Funding!

The Center for Artistic Activism is excited to announce that we’ve been awarded a $1.9 million, multi-year grant from philanthropist Andrea Soros Colombel to support our expansive Unstoppable Voters program, bolstering our efforts to make voting accessible, safe, joyful, powerful and irresistible. To date, we’ve helped over 40 organizations and over 300 individuals in the …

Revolutionizing Activism: Using Humor When Things Are Dire

Hi there – had a good laugh today? If you’re reading this just after checking the news, laughing might be hard to imagine. But humor can be critical, especially when times are dire. Here’s a joke from our resident 10 year old, Sam:A guy walks into a bar.There’s a long line for punch.That’s the punch …

Chase the Erase

With the soul of voting in Pennsylvania on the line, Chase the Erase catalyzed the fight for fair districts, creating a raucous, dual-city street theater action across Pennsylvania in October 2021. In Chase the Erase, a Center for Artistic Activism Unstoppable Voters project, colorful characters like “Gerry Mander” and “Phil E. Buster” battled to see …

Video – A big win for voting!

When people start voting young, they’re more likely to stay engaged throughout their lives. So we had a huge voting win last week when the Philadelphia School Board passed a landmark resolution to promote civic engagement to its thousands of students and help them register to vote. The Student Voter Education and Registration Resolution passed …

Video + Takeaways – I Made This For You: Strategic Generosity and Artistic Activism

Last Friday, at Revolutionizing Activism, Ibrahima Niang, the West Africa Advocacy Manager at the Open Society Initiative for West Africa kicked off our discussion with an important question – how can we as advocates use generosity to influence people? If we had any doubts about the power of strategic generosity, our incredible panelists showed us the …

I Made This For You: Strategic Generosity and Artistic Activism

Join us Friday, February 25th at 12 pm EST for “I Made This For You: Strategic Generosity and Artistic Activism“, a conversation about generosity as practice and strategy, and how we can better lean into creative and experimental activist practices that are grounded in a love ethic. An event moderated by Ibou Niang, Head of …

¡Tenemos buenas noticias!

¡Se viene nuestro primer taller en español! Estamos muy emocionadxs en anunciar que el mes que viene estaremos trabajando con Civicus, desarrollando un Taller de Activismo Artístico en español para sus miembros en América Latina. Este será nuestro primer taller en español, una oportunidad para compartir ejemplos sobre activismo artístico en la región, y materiales …

Your Generous Activism Examples

We’re looking to find more examples of activism that use generosity to get things done. Please send us your ideas! For example, maybe you know about an organization that sends gifts to its adversaries, or a campaign that celebrates politicians that are doing the right thing instead of shaming those who are not. We’d love …

Yes, we can still win big on voting

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, …

Why activists need art to create social change

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. …

Apply to be a Workshop Leader with the Center for Artistic Activism

The Center for Artistic Activism is looking for enthusiastic, insightful, and dedicated people to teach artistic activism. We’re looking for : An enthusiastic lover of arts and activism who has practiced, taught, and/or researched the implementation of high-quality artistic activism projects; A skilled facilitator with some teaching experience (at any level) who is genuinely enthused …

Order our book: The Art of Activism

The new book from the founders of the Center for Artistic Activism, The Art of Activism: Your All-Purpose Guide to Making the Impossible Possible – published by O/R Books. An inspiring visual guide to making activism more creative with art and art more effective with activism. The Steves’ humorous and playful approach to artistic activism …

Hiring: Assistant Director of Finance, HR, Operations

We’re hiring! We’re looking for a part-time Assistant Director for Finance, Human Resources, and Business Operations to help with budgets, contracts, hiring, and non-profit administration work. This is a remote position at approximately 10-15 hours per week to start, but the amount of time may be negotiable and flexible for the right person. Must have …

Rest in Peace Michael Young

This week we learned that United for a Fair Economy organizer and Center for Artistic Activism alumni and collaborator, Michael Young passed away. Michael worked with the Center for Artistic Activism on several proposals to organize for economic and racial justice in the southern United States. He was absolutely committed to equity and justice and …

Buck Expectations. Vote.

by Molly Gore On January 4th, one day before Georgia will finish voting in the Senate runoff races, Black cowboys from the Atlanta Saddle Club Association mounted up and rode to the polls, encouraging voters to cast their ballot. The ride follows a larger movement of Black cowboys who rode their horses to the polls for the general …

Coming Soon: Post-Election Extravaganza

The Center for Artistic Activism’s Unstoppable Voters Project is ensuring every vote is counted in the 2020 U.S. election. In the United States, our government is elected by us and for us. We’re sure, that like us, you’ve been reading articles like this and this and tv segments like this that put in stark terms …