The Artivist Network is a collective of arts-activists and facilitators who work to support movements in more strategically engaging arts, artists and culture in creating change through the innovation, exchange and dissemination of new forms of political intervention.
The Artivist Network is a collective of arts-activists and facilitators who work to support movements in more strategically engaging arts and culture in creating change. We bring color and creativity to social movements; promoting the strategic value of aesthetics to engage new audiences and to innovate new forms and tactics for intervention. We work to both facilitate artists in being more strategic with their political engagement as well as supporting movements and organizations in better harnessing the power of creativity.
The Artivist Network focuses specifically upon climate justice organizing for its power as an intersectional platform to unite diverse movements.
“Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.” – Bertolt Brecht
The Artivist Network engages a diversity of tactics to create intentional spaces for creative collaboration; from running “Art Spaces” at mass mobilizations, international summits and climate camps to “Artivist Residencies” for movement artists; from nomadic artivist-led voyages to trainings for new activists; from “guerilla communication” to long-term collaboration with movements.
The Artivist Network works to build capacity of activists and artists to better use creativity to challenge dominant narratives, reframe issues, and lift-up the untold stories of frontline and underrepresented voices. Our projects mix theoretical and practical forms of political and narrative intervention, creating spaces for hands-on collaboration as a way to create inviting low-threshold spaces for self-organization and co-creation that empower activists with new tools for communication, while building community and network.
The Artivist Network works to expand the vocabulary of activism, offering to the world scaleable new forms of activism that provide an inspiring vision of what the world could be, even as we show it how it is. The Artivist Network engages art to support deep cultural change. By grounding the conceptual in the real stories of local struggles, communities and individuals, we are able to provide entrances into this deeper narrative shift that questions and re-imagines the values of globalization. Art is the language of possibility.
– Find a quiet place where you will be undisturbed with a pencil and notebook. If you prefer to write on a computer we strongly encourage you to turn off any internet connection and commit to leaving it off for the duration of the exercise. Reflection Questions: What of the world that surrounds your daily …
ARTIST’S PROFILE Guerrero M. Saño or A.G. is a renowned and multi-awarded Filipino artist who has painted more than 700 murals in 16 countries depicting peace and environment. He graduated from Quezon City Science High School and finished Landscape Architecture in the University of the Philippines-Diliman. He is a conservationist who has been involved in …
#diaryfromthefuture #demandtheimpossible #artivistnetwork “The world we want is one with space for many worlds.” – Subcomandante Marcos, Zapatistas This is an invitation to join a global experiment to (re)imagine the future. We are in a rare moment in history when many of the patterns that dominate the story of “normal” are being disrupted. We have …
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