Cultural and Art Activism

Cultural and Art Activism | Index

Art activism, both directly within movements and in the surrounding culture, has been a key element of social protest. At this Link you can explore a list assembled of some general resources on the topic that give a sampling of the vast field and wide array of materials available online and in libraries. In addition to these resources, there are numerous sites and works of art activism cited in the various individual movement pages.

    Cultural & Art Activism | has emerged, mainly among urban youth, as a counter-cultural movement of the arts. Identifying itself with social movement themes, counter-militarism, racial and sexual discrimination for example, but focused on addressing these social problems through cultural expression, this type of activism has become a  gathering community that did not historically identify with the mainstream arts or social movements.

    Alliance for California Traditional Arts | In our increasingly fractured society, we believe ACTA will play a critical role in shaping a positive future for California where the unique value of every culture is respected, sustained, and appreciated. Through our programs, services, and funding opportunities for the traditional arts, we are weaving a more integrated, just, and empathetic social fabric across California. | #PCAcultureCalifornia

    Artist Immersion Program | The artist immersion program allows students of all backgrounds to live as artists while traveling abroad. Students learn new skills such as painting, drawing, and drama, while studying historical works of art. This Program includes 4 destinations: India, Spain, France and Italy.

    Arts and Culture Internship / Cultural Museum | The Institute for Global Studies offers the possibility of working in the halls of prestigious museums around the world and conducts research in the area of cultural marketing through an internship program for young people.

    Berridge Creative Semester | Berridge Programs offers gap year and summer high school arts programs in the US and France led by professional artists. This 10-week program has 6 modules that blends cultural and community engagement, outdoor exploration, creative practice and French language learning.

    ArtsBridge GapYear | Acting Intensive- ArtsBridge GapYear is a 15-week virtual intensive actor training program designed to bridge the high school and college experiences for young artists. With a core focus on Meisner technique, ArtsBridge GapYear offers a robust curriculum for acting and musical theater students led by renowned educators with college admission support and guidance by ArtsBridge consultants.

    M.C. Richards Program | The M.C. Richards Program is a 9-month, residential program for passionate participants between 18 and 35 years old. This is based in Free Columbia, an arts initiative and school in the heart of Columbia County, NY.

    Arts and Culture Internship / Community Theater | The Institute for Global Studies offers the opportunity to train you in different areas of Community Theater, whether acting, behind the scenes, in the production or marketing of plays. This experience prepares you and opens the doors to more prestigious theaters.


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