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How to Win #13: Learn from South Africa

Coming soon: This webinar will be on Friday, March 17th, 2017, 12:00 – 12:50 PM EST. Sign up for the webinar here. Even if you can’t be there live, still sign up so you can get the video recording afterwards. While having an autocratic, erratic and narcissistic madman as a president might be new to […]

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How to Win Webinar #12: Learn from Hollywood

Coming soon: This webinar will be on Friday, March 10th, 2017, 12:00 – 12:50 PM EST. Sign up for the webinar here. Even if you can’t be there live, still sign up so you can get the video recording afterwards. Now that we have an entertainer in the White House, we need to understand how […]

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How to Win Webinar #11: Recalibrate Reality

Coming up! This webinar will be on Friday, March 3rd, 2017, 12:00 – 12:50 PM EST. Sign up for the webinar here. Even if you can’t be there live, still sign up so you can get the video recording afterwards. Why Recalibrate Reality?: Should artistic activists use our work to hold a mirror up to […]

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How To Win Webinar #10: Make Your Meetings Inventive

Why a Webinar about Meetings? We’ve all been in a lot of action planning meetings lately, and some of them… are less than productive. This training is on how to lead Action Planning Meetings that don’t suck and are super creative and effective. Steve Lambert and Steve Duncombe give you tricks from their years of artistic […]

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Beatrice Glow

It’s a long wave. I think of everything as being interdependent or part of an ecosystem, philosophically and biologically. There are urgent moments of crisis where the waves are crashing on the land, which are the moments that activists quickly rise to. But then there’s the long waves, behind them, that are holding a space. […]

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Apply for the Johannesburg Art Action Academy

Are you an artist or creative practitioner interested in challenging public perceptions about sex work in South Africa? If so, please apply to attend our Art Action Academy in May! In collaboration with SWEAT – Sex Workers Education & Advocacy Taskforce and Sonke Gender Justice, we invite artists (and creative practitioners of all kinds) interested […]

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Protest Sign

Leading up to the Women’s March(es) on January 21, 2017, C4AA Co-Director Stephen Duncombe was asked to write about a “political object” for the web journal HiLoBrow.  He chose to write about a protest sign he had made and carried at an earlier march. You can read it here.

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Can Art Save Us from Bullshit? The Practice of Making Political Art that Works

In November of 2016, C4AA Co-Director Stephen Duncombe and School for Creative Activism alumnus Silas Harrebye were invited to Oslo Norway to do a presentation (with local actors!) at the National Theatre as part of the Public Calling conference. They later wrote up a version of this performance, sans actors, for Public Seminar, the web […]

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Affect and Effect: Artful Activism and Political Impact

As part of a collection of essays on The Democratic Public Sphere (edited by Henrik Kaare Nielsen, et al.) C4AA Co-Director Stephen Duncombe writes about the history of a protest as a performance, what this looks like in an age of global information flows, and the problems of protocols and interface between spectacular protests and […]

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Does it Work? The Æffect of Art Activism

In this article, published in Social Research in 2016,  C4AA Co-Director Stephen Duncombe muses on the different ways in which activist art can “work,” In the process, presenting the patented C4AA mathematical formula for success. No kidding, well kinda kidding. See you for yourself and download a pdf of the essay here.

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