The Center for Artistic Activism is working with Open Society Foundations on Regional Creative Hubs: a multi-year project that is changing anti-corruption activism in some of the most impacted regions in the world. We are working with over 50 artists, activists and investigative journalists in West Africa and Western Balkans to combat corruption using creativity. […]
Heading to a count the vote rally, like one to Protect the Results, and want to add something extra special? Here are things you can do to cultivate joy, unity and power in these chaotic days: Cheer the Count This cheer toolkit will enable you to form your own cheerleading squad and perform cheers in […]
This is the roundup of the artistic activism projects we’re supporting aimed at celebrating voting rights and countering voter suppression in the 2020 U.S. election. The projects are taking place before and on Election Day in Arizona, California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin. ARTISTS USE […]
Free the Vaccine participants and others staged a carnival in London to bring attention to the need for an affordable “People’s Vaccine” for COVID-19. Pink-headed coronavirus figures were protected by patents from the syringe-wielding vaccinators. The fantastic costumes and storytelling shone bright against a dreary London day, and news outlets from the Telegraph to the […]
We are issuing an open call for an In-House Printer for a limited time in Fall 2020. The In-House Printer will be invited to be in residence at the Eureka! House in Kingston NY, to help produce materials for the Free the Vaccine for COVID-19 campaign, and support get-out-the-vote efforts, with time to create their […]
The folks at Imagining America are putting out a call for submissions from artists and scholars around collective creative engagements in the U.S, in response to the COVID crisis. They’re asking for people to suggest ideas around community meals and discussions, poems, stories, visual reflections for a quilt, and dialogues with people in other parts […]
Imagine you want to help young people in West Africa use their creative skills to engage their peers in political dialogue about gender violence. Or you want to train artists and scientists to collaborate on truly innovative and creative ways to teach people about pressing science issues like climate change. Or you want to create […]
Why support artistic activism right now? What does artistic activism do? And how does it help? And what the heck is C4AA doing about it?
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One of our amazing alumni, Prince Poetyk, is a prolific Ghanaian poet, who is using his creative activism training to organize around mental health issues.
This is the first ever public experiment on the comparative efficacy and afficacy of artistic activism vs more traditional forms of activist intervention.
We’re talking with the fantastic Kenneth Bailey, lead at The Design Studio for Social Intervention (DS4SI).
Part 2 of one of our most popular webinars with scholar/activist Jan Cohen-Cruz and Executive Director Deborah Fisher from A Blade of Grass (ABOG)
Two of our 2017 Artistic Activism grantees, Arian Kajtezovic of Croatia and Kate McGrew of Ireland, talk about TRANSummer Camp, A Day in the Life of An Escort and their other projects.
This is one of our most popular webinars. We’re sorry if you missed it happening live, but you can check out the video, which is 97.587% as great. Sign up for future webinars to get in on the live action. In this webinar, Steve and Steve talked with the fantastic scholar/activist Jan Cohen-Cruz and A […]
In this webinar, Steve Lambert has a great talk with Terry about how he uses satire, story, surrealism, comics, video, stickers, art exhibits, products, and so much more to create transformational experiences.
Our new webinar season launched December 1st, 2017 with Stuart Candy and Jake Dunagan of Guerrilla Futures. They use future studies to understand how we can all use visionary thinking to imagine and create better tomorrows. While many futurists engage in thinking about the future theoretically, these guys actually experiment. Their Experiential Futures work using […]
On November 8 – 10, 2017 C4AA was invited to present to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg France at their annual World Forum for Democracy. The Council of Europe is the continent’s leading human rights organization. C4AA Co-Founder Steve Duncombe made the case for artistic activism as a way to defeat right-wing populism, describing […]
West Africa Art Action AcademyDecember 17 – 21, 2017 OSIWA (Open Society Initiative for West Africa), C4AA (The Center for Artistic Activism) and Association Culturelle La Muse invite artists to apply to participate in a 5-day Art Action Academy from December 17-21, 2017 in Conakry, Guinea. The workshop is open to artists from West Africa […]
Yesterday, We Make Money Not Art featured our webinars and one of our favorite examples of truly artistic activism, the occupation of Alcatraz Island by Native American activists in 1969. We talk about this in our trainings as one example of fully realized creative activism that incorporates spectacular story, imagery and humor in a strategic […]