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 …

Apply to be a Workshop Leader with the Center for Artistic Activism

The Center for Artistic Activism is looking for enthusiastic, insightful, and dedicated people to teach artistic activism. We’re looking for : An enthusiastic lover of arts and activism who has practiced, taught, and/or researched the implementation of high-quality artistic activism projects; A skilled facilitator with some teaching experience (at any level) who is genuinely enthused …

A Year of Unstoppable Voters

25 projects. 100 passionate people trained. And millions reached with creativity, humor, and hope: all to protect the freedom to vote. In August 2020, the Center for Artistic Activism put out an open call for creative, strategic, risk-taking projects to support voters and voting in the coming US elections. Within one week we received over …

Call for Applications: Creative Actions for NY Prosperity Online Workshop

Artists and creative workers have the opportunity to mobilize their cultural power to create enormous and long-lasting change that will help every New Yorker across the state. Apply by October 15th! Creative Actions for NY Prosperity Online Workshop October-November 2021 This workshop brings artists and creative workers together with the amazing advocates and volunteers of the Invest …

New publication! Creative vs. conventional activism

Stephen Duncombe and Silas Harrebye’s evidence-based, empirical study demonstrates the effectiveness of creative activism The Copenhagen Experiment: testing the effectiveness of creative vs. conventional forms of activism On a busy bridge in Copenhagen, Denmark, C4AA Co-Founder and Research Director Stephen Duncombe, along with Silas Harrebye, designed and staged a public experiment. They tested the comparative …

Hiring: Communications Consultant

The Center for Artistic Activism is seeking an experienced Communications Coordination Contractor who can help us better and more strategically share our existing projects, programs, campaigns and free resources with broader numbers and types of communities. We’re looking for a Communications Coordinator with strong writing and social media skills to help implement the Center for …

How’s Your Voice Gonna Matter If You Don’t Vote Debut!

How’s Your Voice Gonna Matter If You Don’t Vote!–one of our Unstoppable Voters projects–took its performance direct to the School District of Philadelphia last week PHILLY TEENS CALL FOR VOTER EDUCATION IN DISTRICT SCHOOLS Teens in the PA Youth Vote summer theatre ensemble debuted How’s Your Voice Gonna Matter If You Don’t Vote! The song, …

¿En Serio Loca? ¡VOTA!

¿En Serio Loca? ¡VOTA! is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that protect the freedom to vote with creativity and innovation. ¿En Serio Loca? ¡VOTA! Voting is a powerful act, and should bring joy to voters! ¿En Serio Loca? ¡VOTA! is a one-of-a-kind queer celebration of voting. …

Chase the Erase

Chase the Erase is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that protect the freedom to vote with creativity and innovation. Chase the Erase As redistricting advances and fall judicial elections approach, the soul of voting in Pennsylvania is on the line. Catalyzing the fight for fair districting, …

August is Civic Health Month!

“Better health begins when every citizen has a voice in the public policy decisions that affect their wellbeing.“ Civic Health Month: a project of Vot-ER Through our Unstoppable Voters program, we’ve partnered with the incredible Vot-ER. Vot-ER Vot-ER is an organization committed to the vision of healthy communities powered by an inclusive democracy. They help clinics, …

How’s Your Voice Gonna Matter if You Don’t Vote!

How’s Your Voice Gonna Matter if You Don’t Vote! is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that protect the freedom to vote with creativity and innovation. When people start voting young, they are more likely to stay engaged throughout their lives. The teens of PA Youth Vote …

Song Power for the People

Our government should work for us, but the filibuster isn’t working. The Senate’s filibuster is a loophole to grab power and doom legislation the majority of Americans want. Senators need to know we’re holding them accountable to eliminate the filibuster and pass laws that protect our lives and freedoms–especially our freedom to vote. How will …