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“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.

View the Bioneers conference art galleries: 2019 · 2018

Bioneers 2020 Conference Performances
Watch all of the incredible performances from Bioneers 2020, including music, spoken word, and dance.

Conference Brochure Artwork
Featuring artists Lisa Ericson and Christi Belcourt, whose work was featured in the 2018 and 2019 conference brochures.

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

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Engaged Arts Resources

Check out these incredible organizations working at the intersection of art and social justice.

  • The Center for Cultural Power Igniting change at the intersection of art, culture, and social justice.
  • Climbing Poetree – Over the last 16 years this duo has harnessed creativity as the antidote to destruction through their award-winning spoken word, hip hop infused world music,  multimedia theater, and popular education models.
  • Destiny Arts Inspiring and Igniting Social Change through the Art.
  • Thrive Choir Based in Oakland, California, they are a diverse group of vocalists, artists, activists, educators, healers, and community organizers who join together to amplify social change through song.
  • Women Eco Arts Dialogue – “Focusing on women’s unique perspectives we collaborate internationally to further the field and understanding of ecological and social justice art.”

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