The arts and culture sector has often intertwined with political movements and paved the way for cultural change; building community among marginalized groups that innovate art forms (ex. ballroom drag) and cultivate empathy. This current moment of action for the social justice movement Black Lives Matter is no different. Does your organization or artistic practice strive toward justice? Do you want to connect with creatives and organizations that incorporate justice into their art?
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Creative Activism: The making and dissemination of creative work that addresses, depicts, or reflects a particular social problem or issue.
Social Change: A qualitative shift in a society’s attitudes, policies, and laws with regard to particular values (equality, justice, diversity, tolerance) and issues (immigration, climate change, gun violence, racial or economic justice).
Are you looking for inspiration and tactics for incorporating social justice and community building into your practice?
- Check out the creative economy community initiatives on NEFA's website, to discover New England creative placemaking/placekeeping and social justice projects with tips for recreating them.
- Browse the grantees from NEFA's Creative City program in Boston to learn how these artists partnered with community organizations to leverage impactful art and civic leadership.