Join us for a New York City premier!

Join us for the premier of ‘Let the Fury Have the Hour’ A documentary film by Antonino D’Ambrosio and featuring CAA Director Stephen Duncombe Friday, December 14th Quad Cinemas 7:25 PM with Q&A to follow From CAVU pictures, “Let Fury Have the Hour” attempts to examine the counter-culture of 2012, through the artists, actors, musicians […]

Event: War, Trauma, and Public Art

Tuesday, December 4 (NEW DATE) 6:00pm (NEW TIME) Rosenthal Pavilion (10th Floor) 60 Washington Square South, NYC This panel discussion commemorates Veterans Day and celebrates Krzysztof Wodiczko’s Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection (in Union Square Park, November 8th through December 9th). The Lincoln installation features the images and voices of veterans projected onto the statue […]

L.M. Bogad to Perform Economusic at NYU

Larry Bogad’s ECONOMUSICWednesday, November 28, 2012 | 7-9pm Presented by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. Larry Bogad is an author, performer, and the founding Director of the Center for Artistic Activism/West Coast. He writes, performs, and strategizes with mischievous artists such as the Yes Men, Agit-Pop, and La Pocha Nostra. He is a veteran of the Lincoln […]

L.M. Bogad: Paperwork and Economusic in Helsinki

CAA West Coast Director Larry Bogad Performs and Lectures at International Theater Festival From November 7-11, CAA West Coast Director Larry Bogad performed and lectured at Baltic Circle, an international theater festival held annually in Helsinki, Finland.  Check out fantastic photos of his performances here.   From Antii Yrjonen Photography: In the performance PAPERWORK, L. […]

New Yorkers: Help us support WBAI!

WBAI Silent Benefit Art Auction – RESCHEDULED: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7:30pmWBAI ART AUCTION Online Bidding until Dec. 4 midnight EST Steven Kasher Gallery 521 W23rd St NYCContact: Andrea Katz 212.209.2828, Jim Wintner 646.242.7909 auction@wbai.iorg The WBAI Benefit Art Show and Auction has been rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy. Online bidding continues at and will […]

Help Celebrate smartMeme’s 10th Anniversary!

From our friends at smartMeme: JOIN SMARTMEME’S NYC 10TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVITIES DECEMBER 6! Help support 10 more years of story-based strategy! To celebrate our first decade we will reflect on the shifts in politics, policy and culture – and how story-based strategy has made real impacts for peace, people and planet. Join us to discuss the […]

MediaImpact: International Festival of Activist Art

MediaImpact: International Festival of Activist Art Festival presentation, talks and debates 16 November 2012, 7:00pm 34 Stuyvesant Street, Barney Building (Between 3rd and 2nd Avenues at 9th Street) NYUSteinhardt, Department of Art & Art Professions, New York Art that steps out into the public space in order to call for social change is a relatively […]

Occupy Faith SCA Participants Announced

Michael Ellick Rev. Michael Ellick is the Minister of Judson Memorial Church, and one of the founders of Occupy Faith. In his ministry, he has worked as an organizer and a social justice advocate for Immigrant Rights, Marriage Equality, Single Payer Health Care, Economic & Environmental Justice, and Racial Profiling. Rev. Ellick is particularly interested […]

Houston SCA Participants Announced

Tarsha Jackson Tarsha began organizing around prison reform in 2003 when her 11-year-old, mentally ill son was sentenced and served over three years in the Texas Youth Commission for a class C misdemeanor. In her work as an organizer with Grassroots Leadership Texas Reconciliation Project, the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, and the Houston chapter of […]

Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy – free PDF

 Dream: Re-Imagining Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy by CAA co-director Stephen Duncombe is now a  free pdf. Part analysis of popular culture, part how-to guide to creative activism, Stephen make a case for how activists can, and must use fantasy and spectacle in their work…and do it ethically.

Stephen Duncombe @ Creative Activism Thursdays

From our friends at the YesLabs@Hemispheric Institute: Creative Activism Thursdays Presents Stephen Duncombe, October 11th, 2012 at 7PM RSVP Join us for an overview of (mainly) US activism: American Revolution, Labor Movement, Civil Rights, Black Power, Feminism, ACT-UP and Occupy, seen through the lens of creative activism, using each historical moment to teach take-away lessons […]

smArtAction: A estudiar y a luchar!

On November 6th, Stephen Duncombe will present a special program as part of smArtAction, a student-led art exhibition presented at El Puente and Hostos Community College featuring various art forms and creative interpretations relating to the University of Puerto Rico student movement of 2010 and 2011.  Details included below. The smArtAction exhibition will be hosted […]

West-Coast Director Larry Bogad to Present at UC Berkeley TONIGHT!

Larry Bogad, CAA’s West Coast Founding Director, will lead a panel discussion at UC Berkeley tonight entitled “Tactical Performance: Symbolic Sabotage and Satirical Surprise”.  This presentation will examine recent attempts by creative activists to use theatrical techniques to enhance the impact of social movement interventions – in public squares, corporate meetings, military recruiting centers, commercial […]

Love, Liberty & Protest: Souvenir Vendors Sell Stop & Frisk T-shirts

New project from the Center for Tactical Magic Friend of the Center for Artistic Activism, Aaron Gach, has a new project in partnership with some great organizations. You can read more about Aaron in our Artist Interview section. Stop & Frisk T-Shirts Sold on New York Streets Souvenir vendors along Battery Park and beyond are […]

SCA Boston Attendees Announced

Michael Young “Michael coordinates the Tax Fairness Organizing Collaborative (TFOC), a network of 28 grassroots organizations in 24 states that are working to increase the fairness and adequacy of the state and federal tax systems.  Prior to joining UFE, he organized for safe, secure and affordable mortgage products for low-to-moderate income residents in Massachusetts, and […]

CAA Awarded Grant to Publish Book

For Immediate Release Contact: directors at artisticactivism-dot-org CENTER FOR ARTISTIC ACTIVISM AWARDED GRANT TO PUBLISH CREATIVE ACTIVIST MANUAL A Blade of Grass to Support CAA’s First Book Project A Blade of Grass, a New York-based non-profit which supports interdisciplinary arts programming designed to engage communities, recently awarded the Center for Creative Activism a grant to […]

How to End Evil: 5 Days of Art and Activism   Friends of CAA are hosting a huge gathering of artistic activists in Barcelona from March 27-31.  ‘How to End Evil: 5 Days of Art and Activism’ (or Cómo acabar con el Mal: 5 días de arte y activismo) is open to ALL and needs your support.  This huge event is running on a […]

Creative Activism Thursdays with the Yes Labs

Announcing the Yes Lab’s Spring 2012 lineup!  Stay tuned for additions. All lectures are at 7pm at 20 Cooper Square, 5th floor, unless otherwise noted.  Come meet the revolutionaries who have changed or are changing the world, and those who study them. We’ll be meeting many Thursdays for a series of lectures, workshops, and other […]