“Artivism” for Social Change
“If I can’t dance, I don’t want your revolution.”
— Attributed to Emma Goldman
All significant movements for positive change are accompanied by outpourings of artistic expression that help open our eyes to injustice and convey powerful new visions and possibilities.
This key role of the arts in social movements is as true today as it’s ever been, and we at Bioneers have sought to feature the work of groundbreaking socially and eco-engaged artists from across different disciplines. It is our belief that without the inspiration and visions artists provide, we won’t be able to give birth to the life affirming and just civilization we aspire to.
Conference Brochure Artwork
Featuring artists Lisa Ericson and Christi Belcourt, whose work was featured in the 2018 and 2019 conference brochures.
Art at Bioneers Featured in Marin Arts Magazine
Read “30 Years of Transformative Solutions: 2019 National Bioneers Conference” by Lindsey Siegele from BARK Media
Talented artists, activists and storytellers discuss their work with Bioneers’ Polina Smith
Polina Smith is the Arts Coordinator for the Bioneers conference and Artistic Director of Crescent Moon Theater Productions creating original, thought provoking new work that spans across the disciplines of theater, dance, music and circus. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Inquiry from the California Institute of Integral Studies and worked for ten years with the Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women.
Some of the incredible artists, performers and writers who have presented at Bioneers:
“The role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible.”
Toni Cade Bambara