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West Africa Training in December

Applications are open for our Art Action Academy in Guinea in December! West Africa Art Action Academy December 17 – 21, 2017 Applications Due November 20, 2017 (2pm GMT) En français OSIWA (Open Society Initiative for West Africa), C4AA (The Center for Artistic Activism) and Association Culturelle La Muse invite artists to apply to participate […]

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We’re Accelerating Saving Lives in Seattle

As part of our C4AA Accelerator Program, Steve Lambert is working in Seattle for the next few months, helping the YES to SCS coalition – check out their new site, yestoscs.org! Together we’re implement creative strategies and actions to help save lives in the opioid crisis by creating the Untied States first safe consumption space. […]

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Lambert talks C4AA at EYEO fest

Steve Lambert talked about the origins of the C4AA and tried to recruit the audience to be artistic activists at the 2017 EYEO Fest. You can watch a video of the whole talk including a summary of some of the work Lambert and the C4AA did with ASIJIKI at the 2016 AIDS Conference. (You met […]

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Lessons from Utopia

Adapted from the C4AA’s upcoming book, this is an article by Co-Directors Duncombe and Lambert about how Artistic Activists can use the idea and ideal of Utopia. You can get it here.

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Applications Are Open – Art Action Academy at The Queens Museum

Many artists want to create work that has a social impact. Unfortunately, organizing a successful social-change campaign is not often part of an artist’s education. The Art Action Academy (AAA), now in its second year at Queens Museum, helps socially-engaged artists make their work more impactful and better evaluate the effect of their work. This free workshop […]

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Wafaa Bilal

To me, there is no such a thing as a black and white. There is always, has to be, room for dialogue. Because I believe the truth doesn’t exist. The truth is very subjective and it depends on what angle you’re looking at it. So if that’s the case, how can we present something that […]

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Why Artistic Activism?

Sometimes we’re asked, “What’s this artistic activism thing all about?” and “What’s the difference between artistic activism and regular activism?” and “Is this something you guys made up?” So, here’s a primer on Artistic Activism, and 9 reasons why we’re so into it.  You can also download the printable version of this booklet. 1 Artistic Activism […]

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New Training!

We have three trainings coming up in the next two weeks, which means three opportunities to up your creative activism game. Register quick, as this is a rare opportunity! Putting Your Skills To Work With For Social Change Steve Lambert and Patricia Jerido are doing a special online webinar with Creative Capital to give artists practical […]

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How To Win #15: Make The News

We’ve all been there: you’ve done a brilliant, funny, creative action but no one except some passersby and a handful of your Facebook friends have any idea it happened. Or maybe worse yet, you get some press coverage but the journalist completely missed the point. Well, we’re here to help. In this webinar, Steve Lambert […]

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What Would Jesus Do? (as a Creative Activist)

By C4AA Co-Founder Stephen Duncombe My proselytizing here is of a political rather than religious nature. It isn’t the divine figure of Christ I am interested in but the purely historical Jesus, a radical Mediterranean Jewish peasant building a revolutionary movement two millennia ago. Jesus of Nazareth was an activist, and, judging by the two-thousand […]

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