Buck Expectations. Vote.

by Molly Gore On January 4th, one day before Georgia will finish voting in the Senate runoff races, Black cowboys from the Atlanta Saddle Club Association mounted up and rode to the polls, encouraging voters to cast their ballot. The ride follows a larger movement of Black cowboys who rode their horses to the polls for the general …

Artistic Activism guide to the Georgia Run-off Election

Looking to help in the Georgia run-offs? This guide can help. We asked our Unstoppable Voters grantee, Georgia artist Gabrielle Mertz, to draft a guide to the Georgia run-offs for people who want to help. You can read her guide here. We’ve highlighted excerpts below, with our extra special input on the creative activism part …

The Future is Georgia with Gabrielle Mertz

Gabrielle Mertz from Drawing out the Vote is hosting this conversation with PS122 The Future is Georgia How The Cultural Community Is Changing Voting & Elections Monday, December 21st6:00 PM EST (online event)—REGISTER HERE— A discussion with Gabrielle Mertz about the upcoming Senate runoffs in Georgia, the creative community’s engagement on voter turnout, and implications …

Online Panel: Journal Rappé and The Peace Poets

We’re so excited about this. Keyti is based in Senegal, one of our Artistic Activism trainers for the Regional Creative Hubs, and a co-founder of Journal Rappé. The project takes current affairs and in-depth reporting, puts it to a beat, and edits together a 10+ minute report published on YouTube. This year, their work was …

Ishtar Lakhani on BBC 100 Women List

Congratulations to the Center for Artistic Activism’s Ishtar Lakhani, she is included on the BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020! Ishtar is an alumni of Center for Artistic Activism programs, and became a collaborator on programs we ran in South Africa like the 2016 AIDS Conference and trainings for …

Unstoppable Voters Panel – Behind the Scenes

What worked? What were some of the strategies used in the projects? What wasn’t captured in the photos and video? You can watch a recording of this panel below. Highest voter turn out, ever. You can’t win elections without turning out voters. While there’s work ahead and complex problems to solve, we’re allowing ourselves a …

Emergency Circus

Emergency Circus is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that ensure every vote is counted in the 2020 U.S. election, relieve tension, and build healthy institutions in the aftermath. Emergency Circus Bringing circus joy to where it’s needed most. We are taking circus performer clowns across hotly contested Arizona …

Packing and Cracking

Packing and Cracking is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that ensure every vote is counted in the 2020 U.S. election, relieve tension, and build healthy institutions in the aftermath. Packing and Cracking Do we choose our politicians, or do our politicians choose us? Packing and Cracking …

Seed Evolution

Seed Evolution is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that ensure every vote is counted in the 2020 U.S. election, relieve tension, and build healthy institutions in the aftermath. Seed Evolution One Bus. Eight Cities. Two Weeks. We will have pop-up screenings and public art activations, from …

Stir the Pot

Stir the Pot is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that ensure every vote is counted in the 2020 U.S. election, relieve tension, and build healthy institutions in the aftermath. Stir the Pot Stir the Pot is a combination potluck series-civics lesson-activist training that uses the joy …

Southwest Organizing Project

SouthWest Organizing Project is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that ensure every vote is counted in the 2020 U.S. election, relieve tension, and build healthy institutions in the aftermath. SouthWest Organizing Project Anticipating mass confusion, SWOP will create Social Emergency Response Centers (SERCs) in Albuquerque to …

The Peace Poets

The Peace Poets are an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that ensure every vote is counted in the 2020 U.S. election. The Peace Poets 2020 has shown us the work ahead, and as we move forward we need actions that are exciting, celebratory, and keep people motivated …

My Hope, Our Hope

My Hope, Our Hope is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that ensure every vote is counted in the 2020 U.S. election, relieve tension, and build healthy institutions in the aftermath. My Hope, Our Hope A call to Artists, Teachers, Organizers, Community Members and Leaders, Students, Young …

Cheer the Count!

Cheer the Count! is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that ensure every vote is counted in the 2020 U.S. election, relieve tension, and build healthy institutions in the aftermath. Cheer the Count! Ready? Ok! The Cheer the Count toolkit provides local activists or enthusiasts with tools …

Unstoppable Voters Projects: Post-Election Edition

This is the roundup of the artistic activism projects we’re supporting aimed at ensuring every vote is counted in the 2020 U.S. election, relieving tension, and building healthy institutions in the aftermath. These projects are taking place after Election Day in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, Michigan, Arizona, North Carolina, California, New York, Connecticut, New Mexico, and …

The Good Liars: Making Voter Suppression Personal

Making Voter Suppression Personal is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that celebrate voting rights and counter voter suppression. Making Voter Suppression Personal The Yes Men and The Good Liars are teaming up to draw attention to voter suppression tactics ahead of the 2020 Election by doing …

CBS This Morning on Unstoppable Voters

Although there are still three days until Election Day, some cities this year have seen a surge in early voting. Helping those voters get motivated and to the polls is a team of unconventional people that describes themselves as “artistic activists.” They are part of the “Unstoppable Voters Project,” a series spread across the nation …

Our Printers-in-Residence

In partnership with Eureka! House, we have two talented Printers-in-Residence helping with Center for Artistic Activism projects: Willa Goettling and Mary Tremonte. Goettling and Tremonte have been hard at work over the past weeks creating marvelous flags, bandanas, posters, flyers, and more for our Unstoppable Voters and Free the Vaccine for COVID 19 campaigns. Willa …