Part of our mission at the Center for Artistic Activism is serving our community, providing free resources to artists and activists who are using their creativity to make the world a better place.  Feel free to use and share as all our material is Creative Commons licensed.

Looking to get started?

For the basics of artistic activism check out our book (and free workbook), The Art of Activism: Your All Purpose Guide to Making the Impossible Possible. We run Learning Labs around the book, led by Center for Artistic Activism Workshop Leaders, that are run online and open to everyone.

You can also find our fundamentals webinars, free online training courses teaching the fundamentals of artistic activism, or listen to our Creative Resistance Podcast Mini-series.

Looking for inspiration and tips from experienced artistic activists?

Read over our interviews with artistic activists about what works, or watch our featured guest webinars.

Looking for some prompts to improve a project idea?

Check out our Let’s Step it Up! Workshop handout.

Looking for examples of creative activist projects from around the world?

Browse Actipedia, our open-access, user-generated database of creative activism.

Looking for inspiration from odd places?  Listen to our Pop Culture Salvage Expeditions podcast. It’s a series of explorations of pop culture that help us as artistic activists.

Looking for training to help you or your group get better at artistic activism? Check out our exercises & curriculum. These are lessons from our workshops that you can try yourself.

Looking to better understand why artistic activism matters and how it works? Read our publications where we’ve put our ideas on artistic activism into print. Study our research reports and experiments on making the practice more impactful. Browse works by others that have inspired us in our Reading List. And learn how to assess the impact of artistic activism yourself with our Æffect Planning and Assessment Toolset and Æffect App.

The Art of Activism Book

The Art of Activism Book

Lessons in Artistic Activism from the Civil Rights Movement

From the mid 1950s to the early 1970s the Civil Rights movement involved tens of thousand of people and changed the civil rights for millions. It was also a consciously creative campaign. Learn more

Looking for more?

For more help, browse our Training, Advising, and Research.

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Publications of the Center for Artistic Activism
Publication: Why Artistic Activism
Zumba
Deep Research into the World of Zumba
Creative Resistance Podcast
Creative Resistance Podcast
“Let’s Step it Up” Workshop Handout
How to Win Webinars: #8 Change Minds
How to Win Webinar
How It Works: Interviews with Artistic Activists
Æffect App: a free online mentor for planning affective and effective creative interventions.
Super You
The Center for Artistic Activism’s Steve Lambert on Al Jazeera

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Right now the world needs the vision, the creativity, and the empathy of arts and culture to drive and motivate real change. Negative predictions come easily and the world has enough bitterness. That’s why the Center for Artistic Activism provides free resources, webinars, trainings, does field research, and supports on-the-ground efforts so fighters for change are as effective as possible at moving us forward. Give today because your donation will support artists, activists, and changemakers from across the country and around the world.

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