A SOCIAL MOVEMENT ART FELLOWSHIP
The struggle for freedom and justice has often been referred to as “the beautiful struggle,” rendered so by righteous public defiance of the status quo and by the collective reclaiming of dignity and power in the face of long histories of oppression and marginalization. The beautiful struggle is also manifested in the art that is forged in this context to help advance movements for social change, and in the cultures that birth and are shaped by the art.
Now more than ever, we need powerful and vibrant movements that can contribute to and fuel the public imagination and activate civic engagement. The inaugural Art In Resistance Fellowship is designed to support the production of proactive movement art and to support public education about the interplay between art, community organizing, movement building and social change.