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Year 10: Collective Action


December 1, 2022

All over the world, Collective Action has been instrumental in moving the needle. Nigerian organizers mobilized to #EndSARS and gained global support in the fight against police brutality. Museum workers employed with the Philadelphia Museum of Art went on strike and shook the art world in the wake of their new contracts. You and other information activists logged on with us and contributed to the instrumental work of closing the information gap. To celebrate our tenth campaign, we’ve decided to emphasize what’s been accomplished within our community through Collective Action.

For Art+Feminism: Year Ten, we’ll reflect on how communities have harnessed their collective power to address inequities and disenfranchisement. We want to draw on our experiences to dive deeper into collective participation & action as a strategy for empowerment. We’re excited to celebrate the impact of our dedication to Collective Action with you this year. To support this, Art+Feminism has created a Global Celebration Fund to help you celebrate wherever you are. We want to know what Art+Feminism looks like in your community and we want to share this with our global community.  

We’re interested in formats that can easily be shared with our global community, like short promotional videos (like this from organizers in Taiwan), posters, audio recordings, illustrations, zines, and more related to your work with Art+Feminism. 

Collective Action also means inviting people into the fold and teaching them how to navigate the Wikiverse. It also means making sure that we have a comprehensive idea of community care and take precautions for in-person events. We know that the pandemic isn’t over, but with these things in place, we feel better equipped to consider in-person celebrations. 

In April 2023, alongside a suite of international programming—both virtual and in person–our campaign will feature an event in Houston, Texas. This all-day celebration will feature editing workshops, opportunities to make art, interactive sessions with local organizers, and more.

If you’d like to join the campaign and organize an edit-a-thon, panel, or meetup, simply email info@artandfeminism.org. We’ll connect you with a regional ambassador who can help you with your event planning.

If you’re curious but unsure about joining the campaign this year, we invite you to join us for an informational session “What is Art+Feminism?” on Friday, December 9 at 15:00 UTC [Register] or Thursday, January 12 at 19:00 UTC [Register]. These sessions will be in English, with interpretation available upon request.

We’ll be sharing various ways for you to help us celebrate in the coming months, including the return of Community and Office Hours.

Whatever way you choose to engage, we value you as a member of this community.  Without you, this work would not be able to take shape. 

Image of two circles overlapping with the words "collective action" in the overlapping section. The Art+Feminism logo is at the bottom.