Andrew Dinwiddie was born in Atlanta, raised in the Southern Labor Movement, and educated in experimental performance. He is Chief of Staff of New Georgia Project and New Georgia Project Action Fund, shepherding strategic projects and Cultural Organizing. With Times Square Arts 2016-2020, he curated and produced interdisciplinary public art by emerging and world-class artists. From 2004-2017 he was a co-everything of the OBIE-winning CATCH Performance Series. Andrew has worked at BRIC, MoMA Film, New York Live Arts, Ralph Lauren Corporation, Rooftop Films, WNYC, and as a Contributing Editor for the Movement Research Performance Journal.
Through Unstoppable Voters, Andrew is collaborating with Democrasexy in Austin, TX.
Democrasexy makes democracy sexy so more people will do it. Launched in September 2021, Democrasexy curates events and creates content connecting issues we care about with actions we can take in a way that excites rather than overwhelms.
Sexy explainer videos, “Tarot for America” videos & events like “Texorcism” made Democrasexy a finalist for the Austin Chronicle’s 2022 “Best Politics & Media Wildcard” Award. Democrasexy puts fun & humor first and foremost, attracting young Texans to the political process regardless of whether they consider themselves “activists.” It’s a way of “hiding the vegetable” of civic education by making learning a treat.
Exorcising Demons from State Capitols
During the midterm election season, Andrew and Democrasexy are engaging 1111 progressive women and LGBTQ2A+ 20-50yr old (and other!) Texans to get them to mobilize a total of 9999 high-opportunity Texas voters to the polls!
They’re doing this through Democrasexy’s Relational Organizing “Texorcism” pentacle program.
Andrew on being an Unstoppable Voters Fellow
I’m working to marry my art-world professional principles with organizing. It’s mission-critical that our art-forward programs be just as or more effective in building power and increasing civic engagement as all our other tactics.– Andrew Dinwiddie, Former Chief of Staff at New Georgia Project, collaborator with Democrasexy
This multi-level program included a big witchy event on October 21 at Austin’s Cheer up Charlies. Andrew and Democrasexy’s Becky Bullard led mystical election rituals, a live astrology reading, a visual art exhibition curated by Virginia Luna Montgomery, a drag performance, music from DJ Boyfriend ATX, and a panel discussion on the state of abortion rights in Texas featuring
- Aimee Arrambide (Executive Director of Avow Texas),
- Former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis (Founder of Deeds Not Words),
- Marsha Jones (Co-Founder & Executive Director of The Afiya Center),
- Adri Pérez (Organizing Director for the Texas Freedom Network), and
- Moderated by comedian, activist and filmmaker Meghan Ross.
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