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Do petitions do anything?

An article on the New York Times today looks at Change.org and whether online petition campaigns are truly effective. The answer is a qualified yes. “No president is going to do an about-face on a major policy because of 20,000 signatures,” he wrote. “But coupling that petition with other tactics like protests, rallies, phone calls, […]

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C4AA Fundamentals #6: Process

Tuesday January 3rd at 2pm (EST) Register for the webinar – FREE! (Thanks to donors like you!) First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not…. Habit is persistence in practice – Octavia E. Butler Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert will give some pointers on developing a creative […]

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The Creators Project Recommends C4AA to Artists

The fantastic Creators Project just posted a new story on us: “Need More Activism in Your Art? Look No Further Than This Center.” A lot of artists might be thinking about how to incorporate more political activism into their practices right about now, and if you’re one of them then you’re in luck, because there […]

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Give the Gift of Artistic Activism

Give your friends or family a can of Whoop Ass or Canned Do Spirit! Your gift will support effective & creative activist training to counteract intolerance and fear in 2017. After you donate, click on “Return to Merchant” on the PayPal site, and you will be directed to a page where you can download labels […]

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C4AA Fundamentals #5: Cognitive Science

Wednesday Dec 21, 2016 3:00 PM EST ⬅ (new day and time) REGISTER NOW – FREE – and receive an archived copy of the session. The co-founders of the C4AA will discuss human cognition – how people think and process information. Why is it that people don’t seem to care about truth and the facts? […]

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Federico Hewson

[T]here’s socially engaged art, there’s socially engaged business, and there can also be socially engaged horticulture; flowers working for different social issues, whether that’s fundraising or awareness or development. Federico Hewson is a writer, curator, and activist currently based in Berlin, Germany. Hewson is the creator of the Valentine Peace Project and an advocate for […]

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C4AA’s Steve Lambert talks Artistic Activism on Al Jazeera

Steve Lambert was a panelist in-studio on Al Jazeera’s The Stream on Monday and Tuesday’s show. It aired internationally and the topic was “Art and Activism.” He was a guest with Molly Crabapple, Annya San, and Rajkamal Kahlon. You can watch archived versions of the shows below or on the Al Jazeera site. Monday: Art […]

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C4AA Fundamentals Webinar #4: What we’ve learned from history

Dec 09, 2016 12:00 PM EST REGISTER NOW – FREE – and receive an archived copy of the session. Stephen Duncombe and Steve Lambert dug back into social movements through the ages. What did they discover? All successful activism has been artistic activism. Through examples, going back thousands of years, we’ll examine the lessons from […]

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Support Artistic Activism on Giving Tuesday

“Giving Tuesday” is a great reminder to donate your time and money to groups you love. If you would like to support the Center’s work in the next year, or years, as we grow to help more groups win against the dark forces out there, here are some options: Donate Simply donate what you can. […]

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Rebecca Bray joins the C4AA

We’re growing! We’re excited to announce that our new manager, Rebecca Bray, will be joining the team soon. Rebecca isn’t new to artistic activism. Back in 2002 she was one of the producers of “The Meatrix” an online animation about factory farming that went viral. And she’s been involved in video activism and creating environmental art installations […]

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