Our modern political terrain is a highly mediated landscape of signs and symbols, stories and spectacles. To operate successfully on this cultural topography, we need to respond creatively.

We believe culture and creativity are critical to the future of social and environmental justice.

Creativity is also more accessible. Unlike the law, technology, and political access, cultural creativity and artistic expression is often already in the possession of those who are most marginalized from formal spheres of power. It is critical for marginalized people and groups to effectively and collaboratively use their powerful creative skills for lasting social change.

We research the practice and impact of artistic activism, and share what we’ve learned through books, papers, trainings and other resources.

Download “Why Artistic Activism” booklet