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Art & Well-Being: Toward A Culture of Health is a guide for Citizen Artists who place their gifts at the service of healing, working for both individual and collective well-being, recognizing social justice as the foundation of a culture of health.
A call for artists, creative organizers, concerned citizens, and all community members to draw inspiration from and breathe new life into the prophetic words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., strengthening our commitment to speak truth to power and sparking creative action in the year ahead.
Disrupt narratives of hate. Model participatory democracy. Here are nine creative ways to step up with a Super Public Act of Compassion or Participatory Act of Culture!
The People's State of the Union took place January 25-February 4, 2018. Citizen Artists hosted Story Circles as part of this annual civic ritual and participatory art project—and helped inspire the Poetic Address to the Nation!
We the people have the power to enshrine the #RightToBelong as public and private policy. A policy is a kind of pledge to guide future action. When an agency or institution adopts a policy, they are saying, “Hold us accountable to this.”
Help spark a movement to acknowledge original Native inhabitants at the opening of all public events.
How can we respond creatively and ethically to social and environmental crises?
"HI-LI" stands for High-Impact Low-Infrastructure. Explore our catalogue of HI-LI models for building creative community. Every project listed is participatory, replicable, and volunteer-friendly.
Forging the world we want to live in requires social imagination, the capacity to envision alternatives to what is, together remaking reality. What if instead of another holiday commemorating the past, we took time to envision and celebrate the future?
The right to culture is meaningless unless the value of human culture is recognized and protected. Your neighborhood, city, county, state, nation—any public body authorized to make decisions about things like zoning and development—can support cultural rights by adopting a Cultural Impact Study (CIS) requirement for every project with potential negative cultural impact, designating each project as approved, in need of mitigation to avoid cultural harm, or disapproved.