Artistic Activism: ¡La Mega Clase!

Join the Center for Artistic Activism, QLatinx, and All Voting is Local in an Orlando pro-voter extravaganza Coming up in May! Apply below. You’re invited to Artistic Activism: ¡La Mega Clase! — a dynamic workshop co-led by QLatinx and the Center for Artistic Activism in collaboration with All Voting is Local, in support of organizations …

Revolutionizing Activism: Using Humor When Things Are Dire

Hi there – had a good laugh today? If you’re reading this just after checking the news, laughing might be hard to imagine. But humor can be critical, especially when times are dire. Here’s a joke from our resident 10 year old, Sam:A guy walks into a bar.There’s a long line for punch.That’s the punch …

Video – A big win for voting!

When people start voting young, they’re more likely to stay engaged throughout their lives. So we had a huge voting win last week when the Philadelphia School Board passed a landmark resolution to promote civic engagement to its thousands of students and help them register to vote. The Student Voter Education and Registration Resolution passed …

Video + Takeaways – I Made This For You: Strategic Generosity and Artistic Activism

Last Friday, at Revolutionizing Activism, Ibrahima Niang, the West Africa Advocacy Manager at the Open Society Initiative for West Africa kicked off our discussion with an important question – how can we as advocates use generosity to influence people? If we had any doubts about the power of strategic generosity, our incredible panelists showed us the …

I Made This For You: Strategic Generosity and Artistic Activism

Join us Friday, February 25th at 12 pm EST for “I Made This For You: Strategic Generosity and Artistic Activism“, a conversation about generosity as practice and strategy, and how we can better lean into creative and experimental activist practices that are grounded in a love ethic. An event moderated by Ibou Niang, Head of …

The Art of Activism Learning Lab

This Spring you can join a Center for Artistic Activism workshop – a place where powerful methods are shared, ideas bloom, and old friendships begin. We’re now offering remote training supported by our tried-and-tested lessons, global team of some of the top practitioners in the world, and the Art of Activism book and workbook. The …

D.C. Statehood Accelerator: Call for Artists

We’re helping artists and activists make U.S. government more representative and responsive – by supporting the fight to make D.C. the 51st state. Join by filling out the short application below – due February 26th The D.C. Statehood Accelerator is invigorating the movement to make D.C. the 51st state.  We believe that the residents of …

¡Tenemos buenas noticias!

¡Se viene nuestro primer taller en español! Estamos muy emocionadxs en anunciar que el mes que viene estaremos trabajando con Civicus, desarrollando un Taller de Activismo Artístico en español para sus miembros en América Latina. Este será nuestro primer taller en español, una oportunidad para compartir ejemplos sobre activismo artístico en la región, y materiales …

Yes, we can still win big on voting

We are so close to enacting vital legislation for protecting the freedom to vote in the U.S. This is a critical point for our nation. Yesterday, the U.S. House passed the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act *, essential legislation that ensures we can safely and freely cast our ballots, have our voices heard, …

We’re Hiring a Program Assistant

The Center for Artistic Activism is seeking a Program Assistant to support an exciting range of creative activism work in 2022. Apply by Monday, January 10th. About the Position The Program Assistant will be integral to our Unstoppable Voters  program, which protects the freedom to vote through creativity and innovation, and will assist our work …

Why activists need art to create social change

A conversation with the Center’s founders, Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert, on the importance of fighting within the terrain of popular culture to reach a mass audience. “Although a free companion workbook is available for those looking to sharpen their practical skills, “The Art of Activism” is more than a nuts and bolts “how-to” guide. …

[Video] Revolutionizing Activism: Can Creative Activism Combat Civic Apathy?

This is a recording of the first edition of Revolutionizing Activism, our new online conversation series between advocates, activists, grantmakers, journalists, and artists. In our first discussion, moderated by Jeanine Abrams McLean, President of Fair Count, we discussed how we as advocates can use creativity to cultivate joyous civic engagement and overcome apathy. Featuring activist-artists …

Revolutionizing Activism: Can Creative Activism Combat Civic Apathy?

It’s 2021. What does innovative activism look like? An anchorman sits behind a desk in a newsroom. A red and white earth globe projects behind him. He fixes his suit. And then he speaks. “Make yourself comfortable,” he says. What follows is not a robotic news script – what viewers might expect from the standard …

Art of Activism Book Event in DC

Join us in Washington DC to discuss The Art of Activism: Your All Purpose Guide to making the Impossible Possible On Saturday, December 4th We Act Radio’s literacy campaign and The Charnice Milton Community Bookstore are hosting the co-authors of The Art of Activism: Your All-Purpose Guide to Making the Impossible Possible. We’ll celebrate the …

Can you chip in $5 to support artistic activism?

Right now the world needs the vision, the creativity, and the empathy of arts and culture to drive and motivate real change. Negative predictions come easily and the world has enough bitterness. That’s why the Center for Artistic Activism provides free resources, webinars, trainings, does field research, and supports on-the-ground efforts so fighters for change are as effective as possible at moving us forward. Give today because your donation will support artists, activists, and changemakers from across the country and around the world.

There’s power in numbers. So please consider chipping in $5 today to support this work. As a small, grassroots nonprofit, every donation is meaningful!