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, …

2021: A Powerful Year for Artistic Activism

We want to share some of the amazing things that happened in the past year and give you a sneak peek of what’s to come. In 2021, we witnessed once again how creativity transforms advocacy work — making it more effective, more joyful, and also more sustainable for all involved. 2022 is sure to be …

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. …

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 …

Ready to toast?

Join Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert, co-founders of the Center for Artistic Activism, this Tuesday, Nov. 30th at noon (12 pm EST), for an international digital toast to celebrate their new book, The Art of Activism: Your All-Purpose Guide to Making the Impossible Possible. Bring your questions about the book, or just say hello! Register for the Zoom …

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 …

What we’re working on this Fall 2021

Oh my goodness, we are working on a lot of things right now! Making this list, we were a little shocked at all that’s happening ourselves. Overall, what it amounts to is that we’re trying to make the world better by empowering people to use their own creativities and cultures for justice. That’s what we’re so …

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 …

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. 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. Centered around Orlando’s October …

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, …