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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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Letters From Home

This project came out of our recent Arts Action Academy at the Queens Museum. It was conceived of and completed in 24 hours. Residents of Queens are sending Donald Trump postcards to remind him of the home he seems to have forgotten. Donald Trump grew up in Queens, the most diverse neighborhood in the world. […]

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C4AA Fundamentals Webinar #3: What is Artistic Activism?

Friday December 2nd, 12-1pm EST Founders of the Center for Artistic Activism answer the question, what do we mean when we say “artistic activism” anyway? Through looking at disparate examples, we expand the thinking on the the ways creativity can affect power. (Many past participants cite this section as one of the most inspiring.) But […]

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Special Post-Election Training

We are offering free help to individuals and groups who are looking for ways to counteract the dark forces post-election. Join our web-based trainings on the principles of artistic activism and the creative tactics to make campaigns innovative and effective. We hosted our first C4AA Fundamentals webinar, “How to Use Creativity In Organizing,” just after […]

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What we’ve been reading this week

Donald Trump Will be President: This is What we do Next “…let’s exhale and let go of our fear, so we can think as clearly as we can about who we are and what we’re trying to accomplish. We can start by sharing whatever educated guesses we have about what we should do for the […]

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How to intervene if you witness Islamophobic harassment

Artist Maeril made this illustrated guide a few months ago, but it’s now more relevant than ever. You can find more of Maeril’s work on her Tumblr and Twitter. via Boing Boing

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