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Rest in Peace Michael Young

This week we learned that United for a Fair Economy organizer and Center for Artistic Activism alumni and collaborator, Michael Young passed away. Michael worked with the Center for Artistic Activism on several proposals to organize for economic and racial justice in the southern United States. He was absolutely committed to equity and justice and […]

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Alumni “Valu” Obiajulu on BBC World

Everyone deserves a safe and healthy place to call home. In Lagos, Nigeria corruption brings crime to every level of a society and causes infrastructure to languish. Dance can be attention grabbing, visceral, and powerful way to communicate ideas and emotions when political and legislative avenues are fruitless. This is why BBC World talked to […]

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Call for Interns

The Center for Artistic Activism is accepting a Creative Activism Toolkit Intern who will assist with updating our training materials and sharing them with participants in West Africa and the Western Balkans through our Regional Creative Hubs program. The Center for Artistic Activism offers this internship for curious, hardworking people eager to learn about the […]

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Fighting Corruption Creatively

The Center for Artistic Activism is working with Open Society Foundations on Regional Creative Hubs: a multi-year project that is changing anti-corruption activism in some of the most impacted regions in the world. We are working with over 50 artists, activists and investigative journalists in West Africa and Western Balkans to combat corruption using creativity. […]

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Buck Expectations. Vote.

by Molly Gore On January 4th, one day before Georgia will finish voting in the Senate runoff races, Black cowboys from the Atlanta Saddle Club Association mounted up and rode to the polls, encouraging voters to cast their ballot. The ride follows a larger movement of Black cowboys who rode their horses to the polls for the general […]

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Artistic Activism guide to the Georgia Run-off Election

Looking to help in the Georgia run-offs? This guide can help. We asked our Unstoppable Voters grantee, Georgia artist Gabrielle Mertz, to draft a guide to the Georgia run-offs for people who want to help. You can read her guide here. We’ve highlighted excerpts below, with our extra special input on the creative activism part […]

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The Future is Georgia with Gabrielle Mertz

Gabrielle Mertz from Drawing out the Vote is hosting this conversation with PS122 The Future is Georgia A discussion with Gabrielle Mertz about the upcoming Senate runoffs in Georgia, the creative community’s engagement on voter turnout, and implications for the future of the election landscape. Mertz is the Director of Drawing Out The Vote, the […]

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Online Panel: Journal Rappé and The Peace Poets

We’re so excited about this. Keyti is based in Senegal, one of our Artistic Activism trainers for the Regional Creative Hubs, and a co-founder of Journal Rappé. The project takes current affairs and in-depth reporting, puts it to a beat, and edits together a 10+ minute report published on YouTube. This year, their work was […]

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Giving Tuesday 2020

On this Giving Tuesday (December 1) you have a great opportunity to make your donation – even a small one! – go far in helping to support the amazing students, artists, grandmothers, and others around the world who are fighting for affordable medicines for COVID-19. With our partners at Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, and […]

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Ishtar Lakhani on BBC 100 Women List

Congratulations to the Center for Artistic Activism’s Ishtar Lakhani, she is included on the BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020! Ishtar is an alumni of Center for Artistic Activism programs, and became a collaborator on programs we ran in South Africa like the 2016 AIDS Conference and trainings for […]

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