Call for Applications: Creative Actions for NY Prosperity Online Workshop

Artists and creative workers have the opportunity to mobilize their cultural power to create enormous and long-lasting change that will help every New Yorker across the state. Apply by October 15th! Creative Actions for NY Prosperity Online Workshop October-November 2021 This workshop brings artists and creative workers together with the amazing advocates and volunteers of the Invest …

New publication! Creative vs. conventional activism

Stephen Duncombe and Silas Harrebye’s evidence-based, empirical study demonstrates the effectiveness of creative activism The Copenhagen Experiment: testing the effectiveness of creative vs. conventional forms of activism On a busy bridge in Copenhagen, Denmark, C4AA Co-Founder and Research Director Stephen Duncombe, along with Silas Harrebye, designed and staged a public experiment. They tested the comparative …

Hiring: Communications Consultant

The Center for Artistic Activism is seeking an experienced Communications Coordination Contractor who can help us better and more strategically share our existing projects, programs, campaigns and free resources with broader numbers and types of communities. We’re looking for a Communications Coordinator with strong writing and social media skills to help implement the Center for …

How’s Your Voice Gonna Matter If You Don’t Vote Debut!

How’s Your Voice Gonna Matter If You Don’t Vote!–one of our Unstoppable Voters projects–took its performance direct to the School District of Philadelphia last week PHILLY TEENS CALL FOR VOTER EDUCATION IN DISTRICT SCHOOLS Teens in the PA Youth Vote summer theatre ensemble debuted How’s Your Voice Gonna Matter If You Don’t Vote! The song, …

¿En Serio Loca? ¡VOTA!

¿En Serio Loca? ¡VOTA! is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that protect the freedom to vote with creativity and innovation. ¿En Serio Loca? ¡VOTA! Voting is a powerful act, and should bring joy to voters! ¿En Serio Loca? ¡VOTA! is a one-of-a-kind queer celebration of voting. …

Chase the Erase

Chase the Erase is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that protect the freedom to vote with creativity and innovation. Chase the Erase As redistricting advances and fall judicial elections approach, the soul of voting in Pennsylvania is on the line. Catalyzing the fight for fair districting, …

August is Civic Health Month!

“Better health begins when every citizen has a voice in the public policy decisions that affect their wellbeing.“ Civic Health Month: a project of Vot-ER Through our Unstoppable Voters program, we’ve partnered with the incredible Vot-ER. Vot-ER Vot-ER is an organization committed to the vision of healthy communities powered by an inclusive democracy. They help clinics, …

How’s Your Voice Gonna Matter if You Don’t Vote!

How’s Your Voice Gonna Matter if You Don’t Vote! is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that protect the freedom to vote with creativity and innovation. When people start voting young, they are more likely to stay engaged throughout their lives. The teens of PA Youth Vote …

Song Power for the People

Our government should work for us, but the filibuster isn’t working. The Senate’s filibuster is a loophole to grab power and doom legislation the majority of Americans want. Senators need to know we’re holding them accountable to eliminate the filibuster and pass laws that protect our lives and freedoms–especially our freedom to vote. How will …

Public Comment as Performance

Government meetings can become a key performance venue with some clever planning. The bar is already set so low that one can easily say their peace and do it with panache! Get inspired by these fun examples… There are situations where open public comment, response, or testimony is invited; shareholder meetings, city council, Q&As, and …

Regional Creative Hubs: Phase II Projects

Centres créatifs régionaux: projets de phase II ABOUT REGIONAL CREATIVE HUBS AND OUR GOALS Regional Creative Hubs is an anti-corruption project bringing together artists, journalists and anti-corruption advocates in creating bold, innovative approaches to fight corruption. The project spans two regions where corruption is pervasive – the Western Balkans and West Africa – and creates …

Order our book: The Art of Activism

The new book from the founders of the Center for Artistic Activism, The Art of Activism: Your All-Purpose Guide to Making the Impossible Possible – published by O/R Books. All true art is a form of activism, and the best, most enduring activism rises to the level of art. Here’s a thrilling invitation and actionable …

Intercept: The Vaccine Divide

“Why should the knowledge that is required to end the pandemic be kept secret?” There is a better way, and this report exposes how pharmaceutical corporations are acting as barriers, not saviors. This short report from the Intercept sums up why we at Universities Allied for Essential Medicines and the Center for Artistic Activism have …

Unstoppable Voters 2021 Project Funding

The Center for Artistic Activism is again supporting projects that protect the freedom to vote and ensure every voter’s voice is heard. Creatively risk-taking, innovative, strategic, ambitious projects – that address urgent and specific anti-voter attacks – will be funded, up to $10,000 each. Unstoppable Voters 2021 We believe that for U.S. democracy to work …

Unstoppable Voters 2021

Our Unstoppable Voters project is fighting anti-voter efforts through creativity, joy, humor, and innovation. We support and fund wild, experimental, funny and joyful projects and help make them more impactful through training, research and community building. We held an information session about Unstoppable Voters; notes and a recording are here. We just closed applications for …