Revolutionizing Activism: How Do We Know It Works?

Have you heard about the Center for Artistic Activism Secret Sauce? Well, if you’re wondering whether creative activism works, or challenged by what it even means for creative activism to work then you’re in luck – at the next edition of Revolutionizing Activism on May 26th at 12pm EST we’re sharing the secret sauce behind …

Hiring: Creative Activism Communications Intern

We’re hiring! — We’re looking for an intern to help with creative activism research and outreach this summer. The intern will help our teams tell the stories of incredible creative advocacy projects from around the world. They’ll dig in our archives, research projects of our partners, and develop written and designed materials that will be …

Redistricting Lotería

Redistricting Lotería is an Unstoppable Voters project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that protect the freedom to vote with creativity and innovation. Redistricting Lotería No matter what we look like or where we come from, when it comes to having a say over who represents us, most of us want …

Video + Takeaways – How to Strengthen the Vision of Your Advocacy

Activism, amongst other things, involves being willing to bring ideas to people on an unsolicited basis when they’re not necessarily asking for it? So, what happens when you bring the future to them? Stuart Candy At the latest edition of Revolutionizing Activism: The Power of Utopia, Stuart Candy (Berggruen Fellow at the University of Southern …

Revolutionizing Activism: The Power of Utopia

To be an effective activist you need to: Get specific! No. Think big! So, which one is it? Well. Both! Activism often benefits from working towards “small” and concrete goals. Especially when seemingly localized campaigns like the call for DC Statehood can have a great impact on the entire country. Yet whether legislative or policy-oriented, …

State Violence & Desensitizing Dummies

A presentation and panel discussion exploring the problematic nature of the “Rubber Dummy” in the context of history, psychology and perspective of the firearms owning community. Featuring:Dr. Tony Jackson – Neuropsychologist and part of the leadership team of the Association of Black Psychologists. Mikail Ali – President of the Greater Bay Area Chapter of the …

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 …

Artistic Activism: ¡La Mega Clase!

Join the Center for Artistic Activism, QLatinx, and All Voting is Local in an Orlando pro-voter extravaganza Coming up in May! Apply below. You’re invited to Artistic Activism: ¡La Mega Clase! — a dynamic workshop co-led by QLatinx and the Center for Artistic Activism in collaboration with All Voting is Local, in support of organizations …

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 …

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 …

The Art of Activism Learning Lab

This Spring you can join a Center for Artistic Activism workshop – a place where powerful methods are shared, ideas bloom, and old friendships begin. We’re now offering remote training supported by our tried-and-tested lessons, global team of some of the top practitioners in the world, and the Art of Activism book and workbook. The …

D.C. Statehood Accelerator: Call for Artists

We’re helping artists and activists make U.S. government more representative and responsive – by supporting the fight to make D.C. the 51st state. Join by filling out the short application below – due February 26th The D.C. Statehood Accelerator is invigorating the movement to make D.C. the 51st state.  We believe that the residents 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 …