Alumni Spotlight: Debbie Almontaser

Debbie Almontaser was part of Center for Artistic Activism workshop in 2015. We selected her because of her past accomplishments and we’re so proud of the work she’s done since! Check out this video about the 2017’s New York Bodega Strike and let your heart swell. Debbie has a new book out also, Leading While …

Comedian Roy Wood Jr. on Audiences

Roy Wood Jr. does his own form of audience testing. In this interview for the Good One Podcast, Wood talks about how he developed a hilarious bit called “Black Patriotism?” for his special, Father Figure. In the interview Wood talks about testing his jokes on different kinds of audiences in different parts of the country …

Start With Yes – 2019 thank you print

For the third year running I’ve made a risograph print to thank our donors. This year we took a little phrase we use around the Center for Artistic Activism to share with you. Why start with yes? We hope a reminder to “Start with Yes” can help your collaborations also! About the print 11×17 RisographEdition …

508 at Seattle City Hall

Legal Challenges The Public Defender Association had to fight City Hall on several fronts to have this placed. You can follow some of this on facebook.com/yestodruguserhealth/ Here’s some excerpts: The “508” art installation was intended to be installed inside the City Hall lobby, in the same location where city officials and many others regularly conduct …

Creative Resistance 5: Success & Failure

Creative Resistance is a special edition podcast mini-series in affiliation with the Center for Artistic Activism and is hosted by Research Fellow, Sarah J Halford. EPISODE 5 — SUCCESS & FAILURE Creative Resistance is a special edition podcast mini-series in affiliation with the Center for Artistic Activism and is hosted by Research Fellow, Sarah J …

Creative Resistance 4: Context

Creative Resistance is a special edition podcast mini-series in affiliation with the Center for Artistic Activism and is hosted by Research Fellow, Sarah J Halford. EPISODE 4 — CONTEXT In this episode, we heard from art activists: Ron Goldberg, Elliot Crown, Avram Finkelstein From Avram (on the context of the early days of the HIV/AIDS …

Creative Resistance 3: Tactics & Strategies

Creative Resistance is a special edition podcast mini-series in affiliation with the Center for Artistic Activism and is hosted by Research Fellow, Sarah J Halford. Tactics & Strategies In this episode, we hear from art activists Ron Goldberg, Joey Juschka, Diana Arce, André Leipold (Center for Political Beauty). From Ron: “You have to get into …

Creative Resistance 2: Audience

Creative Resistance is a special edition podcast mini-series in affiliation with the Center for Artistic Activism and is hosted by Research Fellow, Sarah J Halford. Episode 2: Audience! In this episode, we heard from art activists Avram Finkelstein, Mark Read and Rachel Brown of The Illuminator, Diana Arce, and Beatrice Glow. From Avram: “First of …

Creative Resistance 1: What is Artistic Activism?

Creative Resistance is a special edition podcast mini-series in affiliation with the Center for Artistic Activism and is hosted by Research Fellow, Sarah J Halford. In this episode, we meet Diana Arce, who is an artist, researcher, and activist based in Berlin. Diana’s also the creator of Politaoke, a karaoke-style participatory performance in which audience …

Coming soon: Creative Resistance Mini-Series!

Enjoy C4AA’s podcasts? Donate now! Pat and the Steve’s have been doing C4AA work around the world, so we haven’t seen new Pop Culture Salvage Expeditions episodes in some months. However, we have good news. C4AA Research Fellow Sarah J. Halford has delivered Creative Resistance – a podcast mini-series on the basics of artistic activism, …

The Center for Artistic Activism is withdrawing from Facebook

After trainings and other events, our page was especially active as new alumni from countries around the world joined to stay in touch. However, in recent years, the traffic dropped off. Looking at the Numbers During that time, we’ve grown significantly as an organization—adding staff positions, increasing programming—but I wouldn’t blame our Facebook followers for …