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C4AA funded by the Rubin Foundation!

We’re extremely proud and excited to announce that we are among one of the first 46 initiatives to have won a funding grant from the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation as part of their new Art and Social Justice initiative. “We wanted social impact and we wanted quality art,” said Alexander Gardner, the foundation’s executive director. […]

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C4AA Global Fellows Announced!

We are delighted to announce that we now have three Center for Artistic Activism “Global Fellows,” who are sponsored by  the Urban Democracy Lab at New York Universty. Our new Fellows will be working on our Æfficacy Project, interviewing artistic activists about “what works, why, and how?” in Buenos Aires, Madrid and Berlin. Our new Global Fellows are: Emily Bellor […]

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We need money for lasers!

You probably know us for the workshops we run around the world, like our work this year with sex worker rights advocates in Cape Town, South Africa and trans-gender rights activists in Berlin, Germany. But we also do “The Pop Culture Salvage Expeditions” Actipedia.org – our online open-access wiki of creative activism Our new creative […]

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Podcast Episode 8: The MEGACHURCH!

Q: When is a church a MEGAchurch? A: When it has over 2000(!!!) worshippers. Megachurches aren’t just a US phenomenon. These churches are in Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Argentina, Brazil; they have them in Los Angeles, and TWO in New York City. In South Korea, 250,000 people attend these EVERY WEEK! These spaces are […]

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School for Creative Activism Berlin Participants Put a Trans Mark on the City!

Last month, in collaboration with Trans Gender Europe (TGEU) and funded by Open Society Foundations, we travelled to Berlin to carry out a School for Creative Activism Workshop with trans activists and artists from across Europe. From 8-11 October, we worked with 17 participants from 13 European countries, developing a creative activism campaign to mark […]

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Creative Time Summit Coming Up!

Coming up in November, Steve Lambert and Stephen Duncombe will be delivering a Center for Artistic Activism workshop at The Creative Time Summit NYC, hosted at the historic Boys and Girls High School campus in Bedford-Stuyvesant – Brooklyn’s oldest public high school! On November 14 and 15, The Creative Time Summit: The Curriculum NYC will continue the rich dialogue […]

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Humanity in Action!

Last Saturday, October 17th, Steve and Steve gave the opening remarks and presented a workshop at Humanity in Action’s New York Conference. Inspired by the Humanity in Action International Conference, the New York Conference is a regional gathering for Senior Fellows and friends of Humanity in Action. This year’s conference explored the theme of arts and […]

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School for Creative Activism: Berlin Participants Announced!

Hallo! Wie geht es dir? We’re good, thanks for asking, and we’re in Berlin about to start our latest School for Creative Activism – This time we’re working on Advocacy Campaigns to Support Trans Activism in Europe, supported by Open Society Foundations.  We’ve got an incredible group of activists, artists and organizers who are taking […]

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Call for Applications – School for Creative Activism: Advocacy Campaigns to Support Trans Activism in Europe

The Center for Artistic Activism invites trans activists and artists to apply to participate in 4-day School for Creative Activism (SCA) to be held in Berlin from 8 to 11 October 2015. The seminar is open to activists from TGEU member organisations currently working on or interested in advocacy campaigns that support the human rights […]

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Duncombe and Lambert Keynote at Creative Catalyst

CREATIVE CATALYST SYMPOSIUM ON ART & SOCIAL INNOVATION TORONTO, JUNE 11-12, 2015 Creative Catalyst brings together Canadian artists, designers, researchers, industry, and community members in discussion on how arts and culture catalyzes social innovation. In the face of “wicked” social problems, radical innovation is required to change perspective and shift culture. Artists and creatives are […]

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