Call for Submissions: Actipedia

Actipedia – our open-access, community generated wiki to document, share and inspire creative activism – is looking for fresh submissions! You can contribute to Actipedia! Here’s two wildly different but incredibly effective creative actions to get your wheels turning. The Condom On Jesse Helms’ House Remember that scene from Pose where Blanca and the squad …

Bernie Sanders supports a People’s Vaccine

During the People’s Vaccine Alliance March 10 Global Rally Senator Bernie Sanders delivered a message announcing his support for a People’s Vaccine and calling on the Biden administration to take the necessary steps toward global vaccine equity. It is unconscionable that amid a global public health crisis, huge multibillion dollar pharmaceutical companies continue to prioritize …

Alumni Report: A Promise to Your Hero in Albania

Albanian artistic activist, Migen Qiraxhi, joined a Center for Artistic Activism training in Sarajevo in 2019. Since then he’s taken those lessons and shared them with groups in Albania to create remarkable actions against corruption. We’re happy to share a recent report from Migen. We created and printed in 2d versions the figures (silhouettes) of …

Beyond Raising Awareness: An Intro to Creative Activism

This 2-hour seminar is an overview of creative activism. This seminar was recorded Feb 22, 2021 as a prerequisite to the SuperCorsa online course. But it can stand on its own as an introduction to how creative activism can be useful to your work. You’ll find the video recording of the seminar below, and we’ve …

Michael Young Remembered

This was sent out with Michael Young’s memorial announcement this past week. This is the Michael we worked with an his words are worth highlighting: “We are stronger together than going it alone. The pure nature of us, as social justice organizers, activists, researchers, policy advocates and progressive champions, is to debate, collaborate and innovate …

13: SUPERSTORES – Bass Pro Shops

The Lost Episode! We recorded this episode over 2 years ago and dug it out of the vaults for you! We left off at episode 12 – The Chevy Suburban. Superstores, supercenters, megastores! These aren’t big boxes, they are GIANT boxes and inside are not only swaths products, but on-brand restaurants or services like opticians …

EVENT: The Power of Pie

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day with Peace Through Pie & Stir The Pot. Learn about the Civil Rights history of pie, participate in interactive pie demos & be inspired by the words of MLK to activate your own action! Join Chef Nadine Nelson of Global Local Gourmet hosting: Tanya FieldsExecutive Director of the Black Feminist …

Alumni “Valu” Obiajulu on BBC World

Everyone deserves a safe and healthy place to call home. In Lagos, Nigeria corruption brings crime to every level of a society and causes infrastructure to languish. Dance can be attention grabbing, visceral, and powerful way to communicate ideas and emotions when political and legislative avenues are fruitless. This is why BBC World talked to …

Artistic Activism guide to the Georgia Run-off Election

Looking to help in the Georgia run-offs? This guide can help. We asked our Unstoppable Voters grantee, Georgia artist Gabrielle Mertz, to draft a guide to the Georgia run-offs for people who want to help. You can read her guide here. We’ve highlighted excerpts below, with our extra special input on the creative activism part …

The Future is Georgia with Gabrielle Mertz

Gabrielle Mertz from Drawing out the Vote is hosting this conversation with PS122 The Future is Georgia A discussion with Gabrielle Mertz about the upcoming Senate runoffs in Georgia, the creative community’s engagement on voter turnout, and implications for the future of the election landscape. Mertz is the Director of Drawing Out The Vote, the …

Online Panel: Journal Rappé and The Peace Poets

We’re so excited about this. Keyti is based in Senegal, one of our Artistic Activism trainers for the Regional Creative Hubs, and a co-founder of Journal Rappé. The project takes current affairs and in-depth reporting, puts it to a beat, and edits together a 10+ minute report published on YouTube. This year, their work was …

Ishtar Lakhani on BBC 100 Women List

Congratulations to the Center for Artistic Activism’s Ishtar Lakhani, she is included on the BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020! Ishtar is an alumni of Center for Artistic Activism programs, and became a collaborator on programs we ran in South Africa like the 2016 AIDS Conference and trainings for …

Unstoppable Voters Panel – Behind the Scenes

What worked? What were some of the strategies used in the projects? What wasn’t captured in the photos and video? You can watch a recording of this panel below. Highest voter turn out, ever. You can’t win elections without turning out voters. While there’s work ahead and complex problems to solve, we’re allowing ourselves a …

CBS This Morning on Unstoppable Voters

Although there are still three days until Election Day, some cities this year have seen a surge in early voting. Helping those voters get motivated and to the polls is a team of unconventional people that describes themselves as “artistic activists.” They are part of the “Unstoppable Voters Project,” a series spread across the nation …

Enter our #ProtestPies contest

We all need to blow off some steam. You’ve been in your house since March, baking, and baking, and baking, and baking. But you’ve also been paying attention. And you’re mad. Bake a pie with a protest message on it and enter our contest! Post it on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #protestpies. Winners …