For over a decade we’ve been engaging and empowering thousands of artists and activists, working all across the U.S. and in nearly 40 countries – and counting. We’re excited about what’s ahead, but need your support to get there! 

Arts and culture make activism more effective.

You understand tired activist cliches gets stale and less effective. (Everyone knows that!) That’s why inventive, exciting, and creative new practices are so desperately needed. The Center for Artistic Activism does research, shares methods, and mentors on-the-ground efforts so fighters for change are as effective as possible.

Your contribution is meaningful because it helps train artists, activists, and investigative journalists to develop innovative, artistic actions that beat corruption, and win campaigns for human rights and increasing democracy.’

  • $10Thanks for your support! We’ll send you some stickers and keep you up to date.
  • $25Delivers our Why Artistic Activism Booklet to an activist (and you get free pdf)
  • $50Delivers the Art of Activism, book and workbook, to two advocacy organizations
  • $100Powers our Office Hours: an artistic activist gets expert consulting
  • $250Convenes our Research Team: a global group studying artistic activism and sharing their findings
  • $500Provides a seat in our Learning Lab for a participant to attend our seminal course
  • $1250Sponsors a month of Revolutionizing Activism: our signature speaker series

Your contribution is tax deductible

The Center for Artistic Activism is a not-for-profit, certified 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable and educational organization. Under IRS code, the full amount of your donation is tax deductible against your income. To fully benefit please inform and consult your tax specialist.


We Believe in Artistic Activism

Negative predictions come easily and the world has enough bitterness. Right now the world needs your vision, your optimism, and your empathy. It needs your drive and motivation. It needs your most compelling stories, your creativity, and it needs your humor. We need new ideas of how the world can work, and new ways to get there.

The Center trains people to use these ideas in effective campaigns through proven methodologies. With your help, the Center for Artistic Activism supports groups and individuals who are looking for creative and effective ways to counteract bigotry, hate, misinformation and fear.

Delivering Democracy in Pennsylvania for the 2020 Election
Drawing upon history with Free the Vaccine for COVID-19
2020 Anti-corruption media event at Albanian University

Our community is:

  • Turning out voters in the U.S. Election & helping protect the right to vote
  • Advocating for global health equity during the ongoing pandemic
  • Fighting corruption in West Africa and the Balkans
  • Changing human rights policy in South Africa
  • Moving the needle on drug policy in Seattle
  • Recapturing millions for infrastructure projects in the Balkans
  • and much, much more!

We’re excited about what’s ahead and need your support to get there.

Support Artistic Activists Around the World

Why support Center for Artistic Activism? Douglas Rushkoff says we don’t suck. And some of our other alumni seem to agree. Check out these short videos they sent.

Check out some of our alumni stories to see the people we work with.

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Stock Gifts

The Center for Artistic Activism accepts gifts of stock through StockDonator. Donating appreciated securities held for more than one year entitles you to a charitable income tax deduction for the full market value of the shares on the date of your gift. Donated shares of appreciated securities are also exempt from capital tax gains. To fully benefit please inform and consult your tax specialist.