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

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 Lambert was a Senior Fellow at New York’s Eyebeam Center […]

NYU Launches “Artistic Activism” Research Group

MEDIA ALERT Contact:  Stephen Duncombesd47 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 co-director of the Center for Artistic Activism, Stephen Duncombe, and NYU professors […]

The CAA supports Beautiful Trouble. Will you?

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 prank websites to militant carnivals, flash mobs to […]

SCA New York participants announced

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 her experiences as a queer woman of color, a daughter of immigrants, […]

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

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 extremely informative. This month, Lee and Donovan will be re-presenting […]

SCA North Carolina Participants Announced

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 community along with bringing the Hispanic and African American […]

Q&A with the Art Newspaper

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 performance artists, and their acts […]

Creative Activism Recieves Soros Grant

MEDIA ALERT Funds Awarded to Support Artists and Activists Working Together in “School for Creative Activism” Stephen Duncombe (NYU) and Steve Lambert (SMFA) Receive $45,000 Through George Soros’s Open Society Foundations Grant Founded and directed by Stephen Duncombe, a professor at the Gallatin School of New York University and long-time activist, and Steve Lambert, a […]