Our Mission & Principles

Mission

The Center for Artistic Activism is a place to explore, analyze, and strengthen connections between social activism and artistic practice.  Creative activism  is more than just an innovative tactic, it is an entire approach: a perspective, a practice, a philosophy. Our goal is to make more creative activists and more effective artists. We aim to win.

Principles

We believe there is an art to activism.

We believe that activism is too often flat and colorless…and it doesn’t need to be.

We believe an aesthetic eye and a creative hand are essential for building a better world.

We believe that everyone has an artistic life they can bring to their activism.

We believe that cultural transformation is necessary for lasting change.

We believe in Utopia, not as a destination but as a direction.

Version 1.1 February 2011

 

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