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Why Give to C4AA?

Created: 12 Dec 2017

At The C4AA, your contribution goes a long way. It's tough times and artists and activists reach out to us regularly, wanting more training and resources so they can do their best work for social and environmental justice. People like Carrie in Houston, ...

Our Next Webinar is Intelligent Mischief

Created: 04 Dec 2017

We'll talk about imagining radical utopias through surfing the margins of culture with Terry Marshall. Terry has been involved in social justice movements for over 20 years and founded Intelligent Mischief in 2013. He's a superstar facilitator and brilliant cultural strategist. Prior to ...

Webinar: Guerrilla Futures

Created: 14 Nov 2017

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 ...

We Got a “Silver Medal” at the World Democracy Forum!

Created: 13 Nov 2017

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 ...

West Africa Training in December

Created: 07 Nov 2017

West Africa Art Action Academy December 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. ...

Steve Lambert talks C4AA at Eyeo 2017

Created: 05 Nov 2017

Steve Lambert talked about the origins of the C4AA and tried to recruit the audience to be artistic activists at the 2017 EYEO Fest.   https://vimeo.com/232656878 Did you know they figured out how to meet Elton John? You can find out how in the ...

Lessons From Utopia

Created: 24 Aug 2017

Adapted from the C4AA's upcoming book How To Win: The Art of Activism, this is an article by Co-Directors Duncombe and Lambert about how Artistic Activists can use the idea and ideal of Utopia. Lessons From Utopia Part 1 Lessons From Utopia Part 2 Lessons From Utopia Part ...

Applications Are Open! Art Action Academy at the Queens Museum

Created: 08 Aug 2017

Many artists want to create work that has a social impact. Unfortunately, organizing a successful social-change campaign is not often part of an artist’s education. The Art Action Academy (AAA), now in its second year at Queens Museum, helps socially-engaged artists make their work more ...

Artistic Action: Sex Worker Rights in Dublin

Created: 22 Mar 2017

As part of our Arts Action Academy in December 2016 in Dublin, sex workers, artists and activists created and performed this creative action to raise awareness about, and fight against, laws that criminalize sex workers. All of this was conceived and implemented by the Academy participants in ...

5 Ways to Up Your Artistic Action Game

Created: 27 Feb 2017

Here are 5 things you can do if you want to make change in the world: 1. Steal from the Past Borrow from successful creative movements (video). Make time to be inspired by others (check out Actipedia). 2. Know How to Manipulate Change Minds Use cognitive and behavioral science to ...

Apply for the Johannesburg Art Action Academy

Created: 14 Feb 2017

Are you an artist or creative practitioner interested in challenging public perceptions about sex work in South Africa? If so, please apply to attend our Art Action Academy in May! In collaboration with SWEAT – Sex Workers Education & Advocacy Taskforce and Sonke Gender Justice, we invite ...

The Creators Project Recommends C4AA to Artists

Created: 20 Dec 2016

The fantastic Creators Project just posted a new story on us: "Need More Activism in Your Art? Look No Further Than This Center." A lot of artists might be thinking about how to incorporate more political activism into their practices right about now, and if you’re one of them then you’re in ...

Give the Gift of Artistic Activism

Created: 13 Dec 2016

Give your friends or family a can of Whoop Ass or Canned Do Spirit! Your gift will support effective & creative activist training to counteract intolerance and fear in 2017. After you donate, click on "Return to Merchant" on the PayPal site, and you will be directed to a page where you ...

C4AA’s Steve Lambert talks Artistic Activism on Al Jazeera

Created: 04 Dec 2016

Steve Lambert was a panelist in-studio on Al Jazeera’s The Stream on Monday and Tuesday’s show. It aired internationally and the topic was “Art and Activism.” He was a guest with Molly Crabapple, Annya San, and Rajkamal Kahlon. You can watch archived versions of the shows below or on the Al ...

Support Artistic Activism on Giving Tuesday

Created: 25 Nov 2016

“Giving Tuesday” is a great reminder to donate your time and money to groups you love. If you would like to support the Center’s work in the next year, or years, as we grow to help more groups win against the dark forces out there, here are some options: Donate Simply donate what you can. ...

Rebecca Bray joins the C4AA

Created: 23 Nov 2016

We're growing! We're excited to announce our new manager, Rebecca Bray. Rebecca joins us from the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History where she has been the Chief of Experience Design. But Rebecca isn't new to artistic activism. Back in 2002 she was one of the producers of "The ...

Letters From Home

Created: 22 Nov 2016

This project came out of our recent Arts Action Academy at the Queens Museum. It was conceived of and completed in 24 hours. Residents of Queens are sending Donald Trump postcards to remind him of the home he seems to have forgotten. Donald Trump grew up in Queens, the most diverse ...

Special Post-Election Training

Created: 16 Nov 2016

We are offering free help to individuals and groups who are looking for ways to counteract the dark forces post-election. Join our web-based trainings on the principles of artistic activism and the creative tactics to make campaigns innovative and effective. We hosted our first C4AA ...

Steve Lambert on Rushkoff’s Team Human

Created: 25 Oct 2016

The C4AA's Steve Lambert was on Douglas Rushkoff's podcast, Team Human. Listen to them discuss art, activism, dreams, and how creativity is essential to avoiding burn-out, and ...

Open Call: Art Action Academy in Dublin

Created: 24 Oct 2016

ARE YOU AN ARTIST OR CREATIVE PRACTITIONER BASED IN EUROPE? ARE YOU INTERESTED IN CHALLENGING PUBLIC PERCEPTIONS ABOUT SEX WORK? If you answered yes to both these questions, THEN YOU SHOULD APPLY TO ATTEND OUR DECEMBER ART ACTION ACADEMY! The Center for Artistic Activism and the Open ...

C4AA and SWEAT at 2016AIDS Conference

Created: 03 Oct 2016

This short video includes some of the work the C4AA collaborated on with the Sex Work Education and Advocacy ...

Center for Artistic Activism seeks Part Time Non-Profit Manager

Created: 21 Sep 2016

We are no longer seeking applications for this position Join our mailing list to be notified when we are hiring again. The Center for Artistic Activism is looking to add a part-time manager to our small team. We are a research and training organization devoted to to exploring, analyzing, ...

OPEN CALL: Arts Action Academy at Queens Museum

Created: 01 Aug 2016

You all probably know that we here at the  Center for Artistic Activism regularly train Activists to create more like Artists. But you might not know that we also train Artists to strategize more like Activists. We've done these Art Action Academy workshops everyplace from MFA programs in ...

School for Creative Activism in Berlin – THE MOVIE!

Created: 06 Apr 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmosHKR-TqM In October 2015, in collaboration with Transgender Europe (TGEU) and funded by Open Society Foundations, we travelled to Berlin to carry out a School for Creative Activism Workshop with trans-activists and artists from across Europe. From 8-11 ...

C4AA funded by the Rubin Foundation

Created: 20 Jan 2016

We're extremely proud and excited to announce that we are among one of the first 46 initiatives to have won a funding grant from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation as part of their new Art and Social Justice initiative. “We wanted social impact and we wanted quality art,” said Alexander ...

C4AA Global Fellows Announced

Created: 21 Dec 2015

We are delighted to announce that we now have three Center for Artistic Activism "Global Fellows," who are sponsored by  the Urban Democracy Lab at New York Universty. Our new Fellows will be working on our Æfficacy Project, interviewing artistic activists about "what works, why, and how?" in ...

We need money for lasers!

Created: 02 Dec 2015

You probably know us for the workshops we run around the world, like our work this year with sex worker rights advocates in Cape Town, South Africa and trans-gender rights activists in Berlin, Germany. But we also do "The Pop Culture Salvage Expeditions" Actipedia.org - our online ...

School for Creative Activism Berlin Participants Put a Trans Mark on the City!

Created: 26 Nov 2015

Last month, in collaboration with Trans Gender Europe (TGEU) and funded by Open Society Foundations, we travelled to Berlin to carry out a School for Creative Activism Workshop with trans activists and artists from across Europe. From 8-11 October, we ...

Creative Time Summit Coming Up

Created: 22 Oct 2015

Coming up in November, Steve Lambert and Stephen Duncombe will be delivering a Center for Artistic Activism workshop at The Creative Time Summit NYC, hosted at the historic Boys and Girls High School campus in Bedford-Stuyvesant - Brooklyn's oldest public high school! On November 14 and 15, ...

Humanity in Action

Created: 22 Oct 2015

Last Saturday, October 17th, Steve and Steve gave the opening remarks and presented a workshop at Humanity in Action’s New York Conference. Inspired by the Humanity in Action International Conference, ...

School for Creative Activism: Berlin Participants Announced

Created: 07 Oct 2015

Hallo! Wie geht es dir? We're good, thanks for asking, and we're in Berlin about to start our latest School for Creative Activism - This time we're working on Advocacy Campaigns to Support Trans Activism in Europe, supported by Open Society Foundations.  We've got an incredible group of ...

Call for Applications – School for Creative Activism: Advocacy Campaigns to Support Trans Activism in Europe

Created: 01 Aug 2015

The Center for Artistic Activism invites trans activists and artists to apply to participate in 4-day School for Creative Activism (SCA) to be held in Berlin from 8 to 11 October 2015. The seminar is open to activists from TGEU member organisations currently working on or interested in ...

Duncombe and Lambert Keynote at Creative Catalyst

Created: 21 May 2015

CREATIVE CATALYST SYMPOSIUM ON ART & SOCIAL INNOVATION TORONTO, JUNE 11-12, 2015 Creative Catalyst brings together Canadian artists, designers, researchers, industry, and community members in discussion on how arts and culture catalyzes social innovation. In the face of "wicked" social ...

We Take Over the Perceiving Freedom Sculpture in Cape Town

Created: 19 Apr 2015

Working with several advocates for the decriminalization of sex work, we took over the controversial sculpture "Perceiving Freedom" in Cape Town. The action was the culmination of our School for Creative Activism workshop in Cape Town. Selected Press This is Africa - Sex Workers ...

School for Creative Activism Cape Town – Participants Announced

Created: 29 Mar 2015

We're delighted to introduce the participants for our workshop on Campaigns to Support Sex Work Activism, funded by Open Society Foundation and taking place in Cape Town, South Africa THIS VERY WEEK! Say hello to... Dimitri Delibas OSF South Africa Programme Officer A recent addition to the ...

Our New Podcast! The Pop Culture Salvage Expeditions

Created: 14 Mar 2015

A monthly podcast about the most popular, highest grossing, mainstream culture. How we can use all that bad stuff for good? In each episode an an academic, an activist, and an artist from the Center for Artistic Activism will navigate through flotsam and jetsam looking for treasure, applying ...

Coming Soon: The Pop Culture Salvage Expeditions

Created: 07 Mar 2015

A monthly podcast about the most popular, highest grossing, mainstream culture. How we can use all that bad stuff for good? In each episode an an academic, an activist, and an artist from the Center for Artistic Activism will help navigate through the garbage looking for treasure. Coming ...

2014 SCA Barcelona Participants

Created: 23 Jan 2015

We'd like to introduce you to the participants from our most recent School for Creative Activism workshop in Barcelona... Mara Kardas-Nelson Mara Kardas-Nelson is a journalist, advocate, and activist. She lived in South Africa for five years, where she worked on access to medicine issues for ...

Photos from the School for Creative Activism Barcelona

Created: 21 Dec 2014

The School for Creative Activism went to Barcelona to work with activists working on access to medicines. They created an action to get patients to question the arbitrary pricing of pharmaceuticals which was covered in El Diario. ...

“Embodied Place: Ovservations and Notations” OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Created: 21 Nov 2014

Sierra Nevada College’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts “Embodied Place: Observations and Notations” Juried exhibition January 16 – February 27, 2015   Garage Door Gallery: Holman Arts & Media Center 1008 Tahoe Blvd. Incline Village, NV 89451   Open Call for ...

CAA Advisor Keri Smith has a new book!

Created: 18 Nov 2014

A conceptual artist and author is luring kids into questioning the world and appreciating every smell, texture and mystery in it At 42, Keri Smith still writes to a pen pal. She deeply appreciates secret passageways. And she sometimes rolls dice to determine which way she walks down the ...

SCA Participant: Artivism and the “Aha” Moment

Created: 21 Oct 2014

Think back to the exact moment when you decided to become an activist.   Go ahead. We’ll wait. Was it…   Because someone sent you a petition? Or because a friend forwarded you an advocacy alert? Or, I know: was it because you read a really great white paper?   Chances ...

Call for Applications School for Creative Activism: Advocacy Campaigns to Challenge High Medicines Prices

Created: 13 Oct 2014

We're pleased to announce a call for applications to a School for Creative Activism training session taking place this December, in Spain. We're inviting grantees of the Open Society Public Health Program and their allies working on access to medicines to apply to participate in a 4-day ...

The Ark: Faith Leaders at Climate Change

Created: 02 Oct 2014

CAA had the privilege of working with faith leaders, activists, and community organizers last spring for a collaboration through the Auburn Seminary.  This fall, they turned their dreams into ideas and their ideas into action at NYC's Climate March on September 21, 2014, building their very ...

Open Engagement 2015: Call for Submissions

Created: 18 Sep 2014

A Blade of Grass is pleased to announce      Open Engagement 2015 From April 17–19, 2015, Open Engagement will coalesce in Pittsburgh. Established in 2007 by artist Jen Delos Reyes, Open Engagement is an international conference and platform that explores various perspectives on art ...

Blade of Grass Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art

Created: 07 Sep 2014

Our good friends and supporters at Blade of Grass are calling for applications for fellowships. Here's the skinny: Online application form opens: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Application Deadline: Monday, November 24, 2014 The ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Art is an active, year-long ...

Sporatorium—THIS SUNDAY

Created: 21 Jun 2014

Makers and re-makers, thinkers and rethinkers, composers and decomposers: It's time to wrestle with climate change. This September, world leaders are coming to NYC for an unprecedented one-day summit on climate change at the UN. We know this is a crucial moment. Across the city, country and ...

CAA working in St. Petersburg, Russia

Created: 06 Jun 2014

Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert are in St. Petersburg for workshop called "Artistic Activism in the Urban Environment" as part of the Media Impact Festival. Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert working in St. ...

Photos from our action in Macedonia.

Created: 05 Jun 2014

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Media Impact Workshop participants announced!

Created: 01 Jun 2014

We are excited to announce the next round of participants in our workshop in St. Petersburg – a coalition of artists, activists and engaged citizens from Media Impact, Open Urban Lab, and School of Engaged Art. Media Impact Matvei Krilov (Skif) (Gay - Moscow) activist, artist, poet Matvei ...

CAA, YesLab, and Beautiful Trouble work on Action Switchboard

Created: 18 Apr 2014

https://vimeo.com/89238473 On Feb. 8-9, 2014, the Yes Lab, the Center for Artistic Activism, and Beautiful Trouble conducted a workshop with fifty participants, including members of eight social justice NGOs and a number of NYU students. The eight projects that resulted were posted on the ...

In-Depth Interview with CAA Directors

Created: 17 Mar 2014

Get inside the heads of CAA's co-directors Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert through their interview with we "We Make Money Not Art" where they tackled the following questions: Is there any way an artist or curator can engage with meaningful artistic activism inside an art gallery or a ...

Lecture on Creative Activism from Co-Founder Stephen Duncombe

Created: 11 Feb 2014

CAA Co-Founder Stephen Duncombe's lecture on Creative Activism from an event in Copenhagen, Denmark has been immortalized on Youtube; check it out ...

Next Weekend–Creative Activist Training in NYC

Created: 27 Jan 2014

ONE WEEKEND ONLY! Beautiful Trouble, The Yes Lab (via The Yes Men), and Center For Artistic Activism are coming together for a one of a kind melding of the minds to provide an epic weekend of trainings in creative activism! If you're part of an activist group looking to up your game, this is ...

Photos from Arts Action Academy at PSU’s Social Practice Arts program

Created: 25 Jan 2014

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Help our friends The YES MEN double their Funds for an AMAZING Project

Created: 10 Jan 2014

The Yes Men have ONE MORE WEEK to reach their $75,000 fundraising goal so that The Kindle Project will match it DOLLAR FOR DOLLAR. They are raising money for their new project, the Action Switchboard.  Click here to Donate and receive exclusive perks or continue below to read more. ...

Photos from Changin’ Sctotland

Created: 09 Dec 2013

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A Visit from Jay-Z? Imagining a Win with Pakistani Visual Artists

Created: 01 Dec 2013

Midway through a workshop on creative activism the morning of November 22, a group of Pakistani visual artists visiting NYU got some surprising news: Jay-Z had heard they were in the States, and had requested that they perform with him in a music video, as backup singers........ We recently ...

Gerry Hassan: Time for some fun with our politics — The Scotsman

Created: 22 Nov 2013

Article in the Sunday Scotsman about the School for Creative Activism working overseas with Changin' Scotland.  22 November 2013 Radicals, leave dogma at the door – embrace a sense of playfulness and dare to dream of a better Scotland, writes Gerry Hassan To many of the tribes and ...

“Changin Scotland”

Created: 14 Nov 2013

CAA recently headed to Scotland for "Changin Scotland," a weekend workshop run by Gerry Hassan, Jean Urquhart, and an independent MSP. Hansen has written two articles describing the experience and discoveries about "imagining a win" and daring to dream bigger. To hear more about his experience ...

Clamor Magazine–Help Bring the “DIY Guide to Everyday Revolution” ONLINE!

Created: 05 Nov 2013

The Clamor Magazine archive is now available digitally—Can you help us make it more accessible? Clamor co-founder Jason Kucsma and I are working on making all of the print content available and searchable through a new web portal. We’ve already digitized the print magazines, and though ...

Attention San Francisco/Bay Area Activists: Artistic Activism Panel Discussion

Created: 05 Nov 2013

Just wanted to share an awesome event happening in the San Francisco/Bay area on NOVEMBER 11, 2013: ATTENTION ALL SAN FRANCISCO/BAY AREA ARTISTS/ACTIVISTS: Please join us for an evening panel discussion,  The Art of Resistance: Intersections & Alliances through Artivism featuring art ...

Call for Entries: Exuberant Politics Exhibition

Created: 18 Oct 2013

Exuberant Politics Exhibition Call for Entries Deadline: December 15, 2013 Send your revolutionary manifesto, your conceptual social sculpture, your political poems, your utopian films and videos, your musical anthems. Enter your political rally poster, your activist website, your play, ...

Trading in Rifles for Art Supplies

Created: 18 Oct 2013

Check out two amazing projects from some of the folks we worked with in Chicago focusing on Veteran-Artists.   THE DIRTY CANTEEN DOCUMENTARY Click Here To Support The Dirty Canteen Documentary http://www.crowdrise.com/thedirtycanteendocumentary/fundraiser/aaronhughes The ...

New Article – Activist Art: Does it Work?

Created: 14 Oct 2013

Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert have a new article in Open! Magazine. Activist Art: Does it Work? The first rule of guerilla warfare is to know the terrain and use it to your advantage. The topography on which the activist fights may no longer be the mountains of the Sierra Maestra or ...

Grants for Socially Engaged Artists and Organizations (a blade of grass)

Created: 09 Oct 2013

Submissions are open for grants supporting socially engaged art from a blade of grass is an organization dedicated to providing resources to artists who demonstrate artistic excellence and serve as conduits for social change! Grants are available to both individual artists and ...

2013 Lone Star State School for Creative Activism participants announced

Created: 12 Sep 2013

Marianela Acuña Arreaza Marianela is a budding community organizer, social researcher and educator. She was born and raised in Venezuela, and she a recent immigrant to the US. Marianela studied Sociology and Arts at the University of Houston. Her research experience is mostly on social ...

Activists: Four 20 minute steps for online privacy and security

Created: 13 Aug 2013

The recent reports on the spying programs of phone records and internet activity is unsettling, but no surprise for some of us. Our School for Creative Activism in May was with Muslim-American activists unfairly surveilled by the NYPD. Sweeping surveillance is lazy police work, and the side ...

2013 IVAW School for Creative Activism participants announced

Created: 18 Jul 2013

The Center for Artistic Activism is proud to hold a School for Creative Activism with Iraq Veterans Against The War this summer at their annual meeting in Chicago. The following members will be participating in the weekend long workshop. [thb_divider] Michael Applegate “I was in the Navy ...

CAA’s Larry Bogad TEDx talk – Tactical Performance: Thinking Theatrically for Powerful Protest

Created: 28 Jun 2013

Larry Bogad is an author, artist, and professor of political performance at U.C. Davis. In this talk he discusses why good theater makes good protest, and why being right is not enough. He is a cofounder of the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army, and founding ...

I and We: Collective Movement for Beginners, Workshop presented by Robby Herbst

Created: 22 Jun 2013

From some friends of the Center for Artistic Activism: What is Collective Identity? Sociologist Alberto Melucci suggests that in today's alienated culture people find deep meaning and power through group identities that emerge through political social movements.With I and We, Collective ...

2013 SCA New York Participants Announced!

Created: 24 May 2013

Linda Sarsour Linda Sarsour is a Palestinian-American community activist, born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently working as the Advocacy and Civic Engagement Coordinator for the National Network for Arab American Communities and ACCESS and locally serving as the Executive Director ...

Event: Paul Engler @ Creative Activism Thursdays

Created: 26 Apr 2013

  Thursday, May 2nd; 7 PM NYU Tisch, Performance Studies Dept. 721 Broadway, 6th Floor FREE Photo ID required   Paul Engler, Director of the Center for the Working Poor, will speak about his experience in the anti-globalization movement after Seattle, immigrant rights ...

Not An Alternative: Internship Opportunity

Created: 22 Apr 2013

Not An Alternative is a hybrid arts collective and non-profit organization with a mission to affect popular understandings of events, symbols, and history. They curate and produce interventions on immaterial and material space, leveraging the tools of architecture, exhibit design, branding, ...

Event: Experiments in Extra-Institutional Education

Created: 09 Apr 2013

    Apr 11, 2013, 6:30pm | Room 9206 Center for the Humanities The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016 Experiments in Extra-Institutional Education What are the theoretical and political repercussions of education outside of a traditional ...

Hands-on Workshop TOMORROW!

Created: 03 Apr 2013

Attention New Yorkers!  This event is FREE and open to the public.  Please join us as we meet and collaborate with aspiring and seasoned creative activists. Why is it that artists’ collectives typically focused on political activism have emerged in such numbers over the past few years? What ...

Tonight! Leonidas Martin at Harvard School of Design

Created: 01 Apr 2013

Monday, April 1 12:00 - 2:00 PM Stubbins (Room 112), Gund Hall, 48 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA A visual tour of some of the most creative art/activist interventions performed in the context of the counter-globalization movement, and in contemporary urban struggles in Spain, including Las ...

SCA Application Deadline EXTENDED

Created: 01 Mar 2013

We've received a lot of pleas for extensions, and we get it.  You're really, really busy.  We're extending the deadline for applications to our School For Creative Activism until March 14.  Go home, have some fun and get some rest, and make sure to get it into us in the next two ...

SCA Kenya Participants Announced

Created: 25 Feb 2013

Mohamed Awadh Aboud Mohamed is the proud father of two daughters. He is an outreach worker with the Omari Project, which advocates for the rights of drug users and works to slow the spread of HIV and reduce harm related to drug use. Mohamed is a hard worker, eager to learn new things and ...

School for Creative Activism Applications Now Being Accepted

Created: 18 Jan 2013

For Immediate Release Contact: manager at artisticactivism-dot-org APPLICATIONS FOR 2013 SCHOOL FOR CREATIVE ACTIVISM NOW BEING ACCEPTED Download 2013 SCA application here. The Center for Artistic Activism is pleased to announce the beginning of the application cycle for our third year ...

School for Creative Activism Awarded Third Year of Funding

Created: 18 Dec 2012

For Immediate Release Contact: directors at artisticactivism-dot-org OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATION FUNDS THIRD YEAR OF THE SCHOOL FOR CREATIVE ACTIVISM The Democracy and Power Fund, an initiative of the Open Society Foundations, has announced a third year of funding for CAA's successful School ...

The Aesthetics of Doing: Ethics

Created: 12 Dec 2012

Join us as we attend... The Aesthetics of Doing: Ethics A Panel Discussion from A Blade of Grass With Artists Wafaa Bilal, Andrea Geyer, Dread Scott. Moderated by Tom Finkelpearl, Executive Director, Queens Museum of Art Thursday, January 31st at 6:00 p.m. Do ethics equal ...

Join us for a New York City premier!

Created: 05 Dec 2012

Join us for the premier of 'Let the Fury Have the Hour' A documentary film by Antonino D'Ambrosio and featuring CAA Director Stephen Duncombe Friday, December 14th Quad Cinemas 7:25 PM with Q&A to follow From CAVU pictures, "Let Fury Have the Hour" attempts to examine the ...

Event: War, Trauma, and Public Art

Created: 27 Nov 2012

Tuesday, December 4 (NEW DATE) 6:00pm (NEW TIME) Rosenthal Pavilion (10th Floor) 60 Washington Square South, NYC This panel discussion commemorates Veterans Day and celebrates Krzysztof Wodiczko’s Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection (in Union Square Park, November 8th through ...

L.M. Bogad to Perform Economusic at NYU

Created: 26 Nov 2012

Larry Bogad's ECONOMUSIC Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | 7-9pm Presented by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. Larry Bogad is an author, performer, and the founding Director of the Center for Artistic Activism/West Coast. He writes, performs, and strategizes with ...

L.M. Bogad: Paperwork and Economusic in Helsinki

Created: 20 Nov 2012

CAA West Coast Director Larry Bogad Performs and Lectures at International Theater Festival From November 7-11, CAA West Coast Director Larry Bogad performed and lectured at Baltic Circle, an international theater festival held annually in Helsinki, Finland.  Check out fantastic photos of ...

New Yorkers: Help us support WBAI!

Created: 20 Nov 2012

WBAI Silent Benefit Art Auction - RESCHEDULED: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7:30pm WBAI ART AUCTION Online Bidding until Dec. 4 midnight EST Steven Kasher Gallery 521 W23rd St NYC Contact: Andrea Katz 212.209.2828, Jim Wintner 646.242.7909 auction@wbai.iorgThe WBAI Benefit Art Show and Auction ...

Help Celebrate smartMeme’s 10th Anniversary!

Created: 20 Nov 2012

From our friends at smartMeme: JOIN SMARTMEME'S NYC 10TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVITIES DECEMBER 6! Help support 10 more years of story-based strategy! To celebrate our first decade we will reflect on the shifts in politics, policy and culture - and how story-based strategy ...

MediaImpact: International Festival of Activist Art

Created: 08 Nov 2012

  MediaImpact: International Festival of Activist Art Festival presentation, talks and debates 16 November 2012, 7:00pm 34 Stuyvesant Street, Barney Building (Between 3rd and 2nd Avenues at 9th Street) NYUSteinhardt, Department of Art & Art Professions, New York Art that ...

Occupy Faith SCA Participants Announced

Created: 02 Nov 2012

Michael Ellick Rev. Michael Ellick is the Minister of Judson Memorial Church, and one of the founders of Occupy Faith. In his ministry, he has worked as an organizer and a social justice advocate for Immigrant Rights, Marriage Equality, Single Payer Health Care, Economic & ...

Houston SCA Participants Announced

Created: 22 Oct 2012

Tarsha Jackson Tarsha began organizing around prison reform in 2003 when her 11-year-old, mentally ill son was sentenced and served over three years in the Texas Youth Commission for a class C misdemeanor. In her work as an organizer with Grassroots Leadership Texas Reconciliation ...

An open letter to critics writing about political art

Created: 20 Oct 2012

[thb_button size="small" color="red" url="https://c4aa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/An-Open-Letter-to-Art-Critics.pdf" text="Download this essay as a pdf"] Last weekend Creative Time held their fourth annual summit on the current state of artistic activism. Over two days, scores of ...

Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy – free PDF

Created: 15 Oct 2012

 Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy by CAA co-director Stephen Duncombe is now a  free pdf. Part analysis of popular culture, part how-to guide to creative activism, Stephen make a case for how activists can, and must use fantasy and spectacle in their work...and do ...

Indie Comix 4 All

Created: 11 Oct 2012

A New York Comic Con Special Event Sponsored by the Center for Artistic Activism Hosted by School for Creative Activism graduates Terry Marshall and John Kim (aka Chong Kim) of Occupy Comix Presented by Bluestockings on Saturday, October 13th at 7pm Featuring: David Lloyd, Co-Creator of V ...

Stephen Duncombe @ Creative Activism Thursdays

Created: 10 Oct 2012

From our friends at the YesLabs@Hemispheric Institute: Creative Activism Thursdays Presents Stephen Duncombe, October 11th, 2012 at 7PM RSVP Join us for an overview of (mainly) US activism: American Revolution, Labor Movement, Civil Rights, Black Power, Feminism, ACT-UP and Occupy, seen ...

smArtAction: A estudiar y a luchar!

Created: 27 Sep 2012

  On November 6th, Stephen Duncombe will present a special program as part of smArtAction, a student-led art exhibition presented at El Puente and Hostos Community College featuring various art forms and creative interpretations relating to the University of Puerto Rico student ...

West-Coast Director Larry Bogad to Present at UC Berkeley TONIGHT!

Created: 14 Sep 2012

Larry Bogad, CAA's West Coast Founding Director, will lead a panel discussion at UC Berkeley tonight entitled "Tactical Performance: Symbolic Sabotage and Satirical Surprise".  This presentation will examine recent attempts by creative activists to use theatrical techniques to enhance the ...

Love, Liberty & Protest: Souvenir Vendors Sell Stop & Frisk T-shirts

Created: 24 Aug 2012

New project from the Center for Tactical Magic Friend of the Center for Artistic Activism, Aaron Gach, has a new project in partnership with some great organizations. You can read more about Aaron in our Artist Interview section. Stop & Frisk T-Shirts Sold on New York ...

SCA Boston Attendees Announced

Created: 02 Aug 2012

Michael Young “Michael coordinates the Tax Fairness Organizing Collaborative (TFOC), a network of 28 grassroots organizations in 24 states that are working to increase the fairness and adequacy of the state and federal tax systems.  Prior to joining UFE, he organized for safe, secure and ...

CAA Awarded Grant to Publish Book

Created: 06 Jul 2012

For Immediate Release Contact: directors at artisticactivism-dot-org CENTER FOR ARTISTIC ACTIVISM AWARDED GRANT TO PUBLISH CREATIVE ACTIVIST MANUAL A Blade of Grass to Support CAA’s First Book Project A Blade of Grass, a New York-based non-profit which supports interdisciplinary arts ...

SCA Austin Participants Announced

Created: 16 Jun 2012

CAA is excited to introduce the participants for the first School for Creative Activism of 2012, held over the weekend of June 8-10 in Austin, Texas. ...

How to End Evil: 5 Days of Art and Activism

Created: 07 Mar 2012

http://vimeo.com/37311580   Friends of CAA are hosting a huge gathering of artistic activists in Barcelona from March 27-31.  ‘How to End Evil: 5 Days of Art and Activism’ (or Cómo acabar con el Mal: 5 días de arte y activismo) is open to ALL and needs your support.  This huge event ...

Creative Activism Thursdays with the Yes Labs

Created: 07 Feb 2012

Announcing the Yes Lab's Spring 2012 lineup!  Stay tuned for additions. All lectures are at 7pm at 20 Cooper Square, 5th floor, unless otherwise noted.  Come meet the revolutionaries who have changed or are changing the world, and those who study them. We’ll be meeting many Thursdays for a ...

CAA Awarded $75,000 Grant by George Soros’s Open Society Foundations

Created: 03 Jan 2012

For Immediate Release Contact: directors at artisticactivism-dot-org CENTER FOR ARTISTIC ACTIVISM AWARDED $75,000 GRANT BY GEORGE SOROS’S OPEN SOCIETY FOUNDATIONS Grant to expand CAA’s School for Creative Activism after Successful Inaugural Year The Democracy and Power Fund, an initiative ...

“‘Political Expressionism’ & Other Fallacies of Political Art” at Carnegie Mellon

Created: 08 Nov 2011

Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert are directors of the new Center for Artistic Activism. Stephen Duncombe is an Associate Professor at the Gallatin School and the Department of Media, Culture and Communications of New York, where he teaches the history and politics of media. Steve ...

The CAA Announces West Coast Branch

Created: 31 Oct 2011

MEDIA ALERT Contact: Steve Lambert and Stephen Duncombe directors at artistic activism.org CENTER FOR ARTISTIC ACTIVISM LAUNCHES WEST COAST BRANCH Larry Bogad Introduced as Founding Director The Center for Artistic Activism is proud to introduce Larry Bogad as the Founding Director ...

NYU Launches “Artistic Activism” Research Group

Created: 26 Sep 2011

MEDIA ALERT Contact:  Stephen Duncombe sd47 at nyu.edu NYU Launches “Artistic Activism” Research Group Awarded 10K Funding For Two Years New York University awarded $10,000 to support research in Artistic Activism beginning this fall. The research group will be headed by NYU professor and ...

The CAA supports Beautiful Trouble. Will you?

Created: 23 Sep 2011

Beautiful Trouble will be a book & web toolbox that puts the best ideas and tactics of creative action in the hands of the next generation of change-makers, connecting the accumulated wisdom of decades of creative protest to the popular outrage of the current political moment. From ...

SCA New York participants announced

Created: 07 May 2011

The School for Creative Activism is excited to announce the participants of our 2011 workshop training in New York,NY. (this is a partial list) Amita Swadhin Amita Swadhin is dedicated to fighting interpersonal and institutional violence against young people. Her commitments stem from ...

School For Artistic Activism: ”Re-Teaching” at the Super G

Created: 01 May 2011

From Lee Walton's site: School For Artistic Activism:  ”Re-Teaching” at the Super G Recently, Lee Walton and Donovan McKnight were invited to participate in a the School For Artistic Activism in Mebane, NC. Taught by Steve Lambert and Stephen Duncombe, this 3 day intensive was ...

SCA North Carolina Participants Announced

Created: 23 Mar 2011

The School for Creative Activism is excited to announce the participants of our 2011 workshop training in Mebane, North Carolina. LaWana Mayfield My name is LaWana Mayfield and I reside in Charlotte, NC. I am a community activist working in the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender ...

Q&A with the Art Newspaper

Created: 28 Oct 2010

We were asked these questions by the folks at The Art Newspaper... Is political art more relevant today? Stephen: Political art, or at least artistic politics, have been around for a long time. Think about the Bible: it's a story before it's anything else, Moses and Jesus were pretty stellar ...

Creative Activism Recieves Soros Grant

Created: 05 Oct 2010

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