ARTISTIC ACTIVISM LUNCHEON, DISCUSSING EFFICACY

The following video is from a research luncheon hosted by Artistic Activism at NYU (AA@NYU). Below this video you will find selected highlights with time markers so you may navigate each discussion to what might be most relevant to you and your practice. These working research group meetings are a time and place where academics, …

ASKING PARTICIPANTS TO DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE

At the School for Creative Activism we often ask our participants to put colorful marker to paper and to dream the impossible. What would a “win” look like, without any barriers? This often leaves our participants slightly flummoxed by the freedom of possibility, but then opens them up to new ideas and amazing potential. Watch …

INTERVIEWS WITH MACEDONIA PARTICIPANTS IN THE SCHOOL FOR CREATIVE ACTIVISM

In 2013 the Center for Artistic Activism went to Skopje in the former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia to train LGBTI activists and advocates. We did a 5 day workshop which included history, communications theory, cognitive theory, and cultural theory, as well as practice in developing creative actions, strategies, and goals. We also did an action …

Creative Catalyst Keynote III: Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert

CREATIVE CATALYST SYMPOSIUM ON ART & SOCIAL INNOVATION TORONTO, JUNE 11-12, 2015 Creative Catalyst brings together Canadian artists, designers, researchers, industry, and community members in discussion on how arts and culture catalyzes social innovation. In the face of “wicked” social problems, radical innovation is required to change perspective and shift culture. Artists and creatives are …

STEVE LAMBERT AT THE KITCHENER CITY HALL IN CANADA

Steve Lambert spoke about his work in the Rotunda of the Kitchener City Hall in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada on May 22, 2012 as part of the Big Ideas in Art and Culture Lecture Series. The Big Ideas in Art and Culture Lecture Series is a co-production of Musagetes and CAFKA – Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener …

C4AA funded by the Rubin Foundation

We’re extremely proud and excited to announce that we are among one of the first 46 initiatives to have won a funding grant from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation as part of their new Art and Social Justice initiative. “We wanted social impact and we wanted quality art,” said Alexander Gardner, the foundation’s executive director. …

Guerilla Girls on Colbert!

The anonymous feminist art collective Guerrilla Girls appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Wednesday night and talked about gender inequality in the art world. The collective is known for wearing gorilla masks and using the names of deceased female artists as monikers. Kathe, Zubeida, and Frida were the members that spoke with Colbert. …

C4AA Global Fellows Announced

We are delighted to announce that we now have three Center for Artistic Activism “Global Fellows,” who are sponsored by  the Urban Democracy Lab at New York Universty. Our new Fellows will be working on our Æfficacy Project, interviewing artistic activists about “what works, why, and how?” in Buenos Aires, Madrid and Berlin. Our new Global Fellows are: Emily Bellor …

School for Creative Activism Berlin Participants Put a Trans Mark on the City!

Last month, in collaboration with Trans Gender Europe (TGEU) and funded by Open Society Foundations, we travelled to Berlin to carry out a School for Creative Activism Workshop with trans activists and artists from across Europe. From 8-11 October, we worked with 17 participants from 13 European countries, developing a creative activism campaign to mark …

Creative Time Summit Coming Up

Coming up in November, Steve Lambert and Stephen Duncombe will be delivering a Center for Artistic Activism workshop at The Creative Time Summit NYC, hosted at the historic Boys and Girls High School campus in Bedford-Stuyvesant – Brooklyn’s oldest public high school! On November 14 and 15, The Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum NYC will continue the rich dialogue …

Humanity in Action

Image courtesy of @HumanityAction Last Saturday, October 17th, Steve and Steve gave the opening remarks and presented a workshop at Humanity in Action’s New York Conference. Inspired by the Humanity in Action International Conference, the New York Conference is a regional gathering for Senior Fellows and friends of Humanity in Action. This year’s conference explored the …

8: Mega-Church

Episode 8: The Rock and Roll Megachurch We went to the rock and roll megachurch, Hillsong Church, in NYC. Topics: Shapeshifting vs. Speaking in the language of your audience Documentation and telling your own story Showmanship Run your meeting on time Sorting it out yourself vs. being given answers The Apostle Paul in Corinthians Though …

School for Creative Activism: Berlin Participants Announced

Hallo! Wie geht es dir? We’re good, thanks for asking, and we’re in Berlin about to start our latest School for Creative Activism – This time we’re working on Advocacy Campaigns to Support Trans Activism in Europe, supported by Open Society Foundations.  We’ve got an incredible group of activists, artists and organizers who are taking …

Play the Game!

Grand Theft Auto gets patriotic In the interests of efficacy, a great deal of politics in recent years has been professionalized. Experts devise policies, lobbyists make the case to politicians, politicians fight for legislation, and lawyers file lawsuits in the courts to either enforce or overturn regulations. On the level of pure results it is …

Call for Applications – School for Creative Activism: Advocacy Campaigns to Support Trans Activism in Europe

The Center for Artistic Activism invites trans activists and artists to apply to participate in 4-day School for Creative Activism (SCA) to be held in Berlin from 8 to 11 October 2015. The seminar is open to activists from TGEU member organisations currently working on or interested in advocacy campaigns that support the human rights …

Duncombe and Lambert Keynote at Creative Catalyst

CREATIVE CATALYST SYMPOSIUM ON ART & SOCIAL INNOVATION TORONTO, JUNE 11-12, 2015 Creative Catalyst brings together Canadian artists, designers, researchers, industry, and community members in discussion on how arts and culture catalyzes social innovation. In the face of “wicked” social problems, radical innovation is required to change perspective and shift culture. Artists and creatives are …