SCA Kenya Participants Announced

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 make …

School for Creative Activism Applications Now Being Accepted

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 of School for Creative Activism Workshops, to be held in the Spring and Summer …

School for Creative Activism Awarded Third Year of Funding

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 for Creative Activism workshops.

The Aesthetics of Doing: Ethics

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 aesthetics? This panel discussion brings together three artists who challenge …

Join us for a New York City premier!

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 counter-culture of 2012, through the artists, actors, musicians …

Event: War, Trauma, and Public Art

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 December 9th). The Lincoln installation features the images and voices of veterans projected onto the statue …

L.M. Bogad to Perform Economusic at NYU

Larry Bogad’s ECONOMUSICWednesday, 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 mischievous artists such as the Yes Men, Agit-Pop, and La Pocha Nostra. He is a veteran of the Lincoln …

L.M. Bogad: Paperwork and Economusic in Helsinki

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 his performances here.   From Antii Yrjonen Photography: In the performance PAPERWORK, L. …

New Yorkers: Help us support WBAI!

WBAI Silent Benefit Art Auction – RESCHEDULED: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7:30pmWBAI ART AUCTION Online Bidding until Dec. 4 midnight EST Steven Kasher Gallery 521 W23rd St NYCContact: Andrea Katz 212.209.2828, Jim Wintner 646.242.7909 auction@wbai.iorg The WBAI Benefit Art Show and Auction has been rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy. Online bidding continues at wbaiauction.org and will …

Help Celebrate smartMeme’s 10th Anniversary!

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 has made real impacts for peace, people and planet. Join us to discuss the …

MediaImpact: International Festival of Activist Art

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 steps out into the public space in order to call for social change is a relatively …

Occupy Faith SCA Participants Announced

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 & Environmental Justice, and Racial Profiling. Rev. Ellick is particularly interested …

Houston SCA Participants Announced

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 Project, the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, and the Houston chapter of …

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

 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 it ethically.

Indie Comix 4 All

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 for Vendetta and founder of ACES WEEKLY Seth …

Stephen Duncombe @ Creative Activism Thursdays

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 through the lens of creative activism, using each historical moment to teach take-away lessons …

smArtAction: A estudiar y a luchar!

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 movement of 2010 and 2011.  Details included below. The smArtAction exhibition will be hosted …

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

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 impact of social movement interventions – in public squares, corporate meetings, military recruiting centers, commercial …

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

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 Streets Souvenir vendors along Battery Park and beyond are …

SCA Boston Attendees Announced

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 affordable mortgage products for low-to-moderate income residents in Massachusetts, and …