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 engage in thinking about the future theoretically, these guys actually experiment. Their Experiential Futures work using […]
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 to defeat right-wing populism, describing […]
West Africa Art Action AcademyDecember 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. The workshop is open to artists from West Africa […]
Steve Lambert talked about the origins of the Center for Artistic Activism and tried to recruit the audience to be artistic activists at the 2017 EYEO Fest. Did you know they figured out how to meet Elton John? You can find out how in the video.
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 3
Applications closed 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 impactful and better evaluate the effect of their […]
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 24 hours as the last day of our intensive AAA training. […]
Here are 5 things you can do if you want to make change in the world: If this is useful to you, please donate a few dollars Help C4AA train and support more activists and artists with your donation. Your contributions make a difference, thank you.
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 artists (and creative practitioners of all kinds) interested […]
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 luck, because there […]
Yes! You’re giving an awesome gift of Artistic Activism! Download the PDF with the labels for the Can of Whoop Ass and Canned Do Spirit. Print, cut and tape or glue the label on a can. Fold the card, sign your name and unleash your gift on your loved ones. Download the PDF, print, cut […]
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 Jazeera site. Monday: Art […]
“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. […]
We’re growing! We are thrilled to have Rebecca join us to help the Center for Artistic Activism achieve our mission!
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 neighborhood in the world. […]
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 Fundamentals webinar, “How to Use Creativity In Organizing,” just after […]
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 more.
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 Society Foundations in collaboration with the International Committee […]
This short video includes some of the work the C4AA collaborated on with the Sex Work Education and Advocacy Taskforce
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 Portland, Oregon to NYC public schools to […]