CounterAct provides training, capacity building and resources to environmental and social justice campaigners across Australia.

Art and heart in campaigns

Art and heart in campaigns

Let’s shake it up! **Tickets now available – get in quick** – OCT 22/23rd 2016

UPDATED: PROGRAM AND SPEAKERS.

Tired of the same old chants, boring marches, die-ins and tactics that haven’t evolved since the 1970’s?

Want to think big, get creative and grab people’s attention?

Inspired by culture jams, unusual tactics, groups like the Yes Men, and Liberate Tate, the fabulous colour and props of international climate marches; as well as a rich, and little known radical history locally, we have put together an inspiring 2 day workshop to get our creative juices flowing and share skills to build more “out of the box” activism.

Workshops will include the art and cultural history of storytelling, exciting big picture discussions and fun case studies: culture jamming, satire and using spectacle and larger than life characters to tell your campaign story, radical history, as well practical skill sharing on photography, video, and DIY graphics for activists on small budgets. We will discuss and debate art as activism, and learn how to hold space in actions more effectively, using our bodies and voices more confidently in actions. And we will have a damned fun time doing it.

We will hear from talented guest facilitators and artists and dream up some wonderful creative events, as well as sharing skills with one another.

We have re-located this from a residential workshop to a city studio location with day time sessions to make it more accessible for time and costs.

This will be the most fun workshop you will go to this year. And there will be learning too!

This price has been heavily subsidised by a grant to enable accessible participation for grassroots activists and we anticipate it will sell out. Costs on a sliding scale of $80-$200. Contact us if money is a barrier. CounterAct always offers ATSI “pay the rent” places, so get in touch if that is you.

We also support family friendly events – child care is not provided but children may be welcome, pending available space.

PLEASE PURCHASE TICKETS ASAP TO HELP WITH CATERING AND CONTENT PLANNING

We pay respects to the traditional custodians, Wurundjeri, and Kulin nations, on which this event takes place.

Facebook event here