Art Therapy With Sex Offenders: Exposing the Fragile Self
Guest blogger Cindy Chen focuses on the challenges of using art therapy with sex offenders to identify treatment barriers, build alliances and establish resiliency, and even to work with her own counter-transferential issues.
Public Art and Social Change: The Priority Boxes Art Project
The Priority Boxes Art Project was founded in 2006 as a way of opening discussion about public art and social change.
Artists Across The Nation Fight For Ferguson
A few weeks after Michael Brown's death rocked residents in and around Ferguson, Missouri, a small printshop in St. Louis took action. The graphic design...
How one teenage girl is using film to fight child sex trafficking
Rebecca Dharmapalan is using art to explore activism, tackling the commercial sexual exploitation of children in Oakland through film.
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Art is slippery: 6 ways you can use it to build peace
"Art intent on affecting positive cultural change has a strong and vibrant history, and artists have often been at the forefront of adopting new technologies to explore that expression," writes Jacob Lefton, an curators for the Build Peace 2015 conference.
Creative Action Link Round Up: Self-Care, Responsibility, Community
Social media is a powerful tool for self expression and engagement of all kinds...giving a voice for many and often a way to cast attention, influence, and respond to causes, values, and efforts we hold dear or reject. Below are some links I have been reading, saving, and sharing from and on social media recently.…
Art-ivism: Mental Health
Conversations about mental illness have long been neglected due to the overwhelming stigma surrounding disorders such as anxiety and depression. Contemporary artists are using their platforms to increase education and awareness to begin those difficult conversations. Ranging from the video game “Lif
French illustrator Jean Jullien's unifying symbol for peace shared worldwide
Graphic designer Jean Jullien created a unifying symbol in the wake of Friday night's attacks in Paris. The image has spread around the world.
Brush with the Law: An Arts in Prison Program
Guest blogger and artist Maria Maneos describes the tragic impetus and the development of her innovative nonprofit Prison Art organization "Brush with the Law," and how it has brought about effective and healthy change in those inmates that participate.
Ursuline students create ribbons to support Ferguson, Missouri
PEPPER PIKE, Ohio – Area college students extend a gesture of hope to a community in turmoil hundreds of miles away. Art therapy and other students at Ursuline College have joined in the national “Ribbons of Hope” campaign. Heartfelt messages written on ribbons are being sent to the people of Ferguson, Missouri. The city has […]
A Scramble to Save Protest Art, from Ferguson to Hong Kong
The protests in Hong Kong and Ferguson, like so many others, were both characterized by a strong presence of artists. Members from both communities are now rallying to save these creations.