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

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 everything is online now, we still have some work …

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

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 activists: Melanie Cervantes is a Xicana graphic artist whose work includes black and white illustrations, paintings, …

Call for Entries: Exuberant Politics Exhibition

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, performance, print, painting or puppet in the show “Exuberant Politics.” EP celebrates the intersection of art …

Trading in Rifles for Art Supplies

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 Dirty Canteen Documentary will focus on Veteran-Artists who have taken on the mission of storytelling by trading in their rifles and rucksacks for …

New Article – Activist Art: Does it Work?

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 the jungles of …

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

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 collectives/organizations: ABOG Fellowship for Socially Engaged Artist A one-year fellowship for individual artists and collectives. Fellowships pair …

2013 Lone Star State School for Creative Activism participants announced

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 inequalities, labor, gender, and social movements, mostly through qualitative and participatory research. While in college, Marianela was a student …

Activists: Four 20 minute steps for online privacy and security

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 effects are damaging to society. So what can …

2013 IVAW School for Creative Activism participants announced

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. Michael Applegate “I was in the Navy for 8 years from 1998–2006 and joined IVAW in …

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

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 Director of the Center for Artistic Activism/West Coast. Bogad has …

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

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 Movement Workshop For Beginners individuals will explore their anxieties and their pleasures in becoming …

2013 SCA New York Participants Announced!

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 of the Arab American Association of New York, a social service agency …

Event: Paul Engler @ Creative Activism Thursdays

Thursday, May 2nd; 7 PM NYU Tisch, Performance Studies Dept.721 Broadway, 6th FloorFREEPhoto 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 marches, Occupy, how the Serbian nonviolent revolutionaries changed his life, a concrete plan to get high numbers of …

Not An Alternative: Internship Opportunity

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, and public relations.  And they are great friends of the Center for Artistic Activism!  See …

Event: Experiments in Extra-Institutional Education

    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 classroom? Whether spurred on by a tidal wave of student debt, changes in technology, …

Hands-on Workshop TOMORROW!

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 are the specific advantages to working in …

Tonight! Leonidas Martin at Harvard School of Design

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 Agencias, Yomango, Pret a Revolter, and New Kids on the …

SCA Application Deadline EXTENDED

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 weeks. Download 2013 …