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 …

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. ¿En Serio Loca? ¡VOTA! 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. …

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, …

August is Civic Health Month!

“Better health begins when every citizen has a voice in the public policy decisions that affect their wellbeing.“ Civic Health Month: a project of Vot-ER Through our Unstoppable Voters program, we’ve partnered with the incredible Vot-ER. Vot-ER Vot-ER is an organization committed to the vision of healthy communities powered by an inclusive democracy. They help clinics, …

How’s Your Voice Gonna Matter if You Don’t Vote!

How’s Your Voice Gonna Matter if You Don’t Vote! is an Unstoppable Voters Project – a series of Center for Artistic Activism supported works that protect the freedom to vote with creativity and innovation. When people start voting young, they are more likely to stay engaged throughout their lives. The teens of PA Youth Vote …

Song Power for the People

Our government should work for us, but the filibuster isn’t working. The Senate’s filibuster is a loophole to grab power and doom legislation the majority of Americans want. Senators need to know we’re holding them accountable to eliminate the filibuster and pass laws that protect our lives and freedoms–especially our freedom to vote. How will …

Unstoppable Voters 2021 Project Funding

The Center for Artistic Activism is again supporting projects that protect the freedom to vote and ensure every voter’s voice is heard. Creatively risk-taking, innovative, strategic, ambitious projects – that address urgent and specific anti-voter attacks – will be funded, up to $10,000 each. Unstoppable Voters 2021 We believe that for U.S. democracy to work …

Unstoppable Voters 2021

Our Unstoppable Voters project is fighting anti-voter efforts through creativity, joy, humor, and innovation. We support and fund wild, experimental, funny and joyful projects and help make them more impactful through training, research and community building. We held an information session about Unstoppable Voters; notes and a recording are here. We just closed applications for …

EVENT: The Power of Pie

Celebrate Martin Luther King Day with Peace Through Pie & Stir The Pot. Learn about the Civil Rights history of pie, participate in interactive pie demos & be inspired by the words of MLK to activate your own action! Join Chef Nadine Nelson of Global Local Gourmet hosting: Tanya FieldsExecutive Director of the Black Feminist …

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 …

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 …