Artists and cultural workers play a crucial role in building the worlds we need.
Climate Justice Alliance (CJA), Movement Generation (MG), and New Economy Coalition (NEC) are proud to announce the culmination of Creative Wildfire, a cultural strategy project that awarded up to $7,000 each to artists and art collectives.
The intention behind the Creative Wildfire project was to call on the power of artists and cultural workers and uplift their role in the larger transformative cultural shift of restoring governance to the people through building regenerative solidarity economies.
Over the summer and fall of 2021, 19 artists representing 14 projects went through a process of political education to explore our collaborative RESIST A RETURN TO NORMAL manifesto.
On Nov 9th, the artists presented their final works in a live event attended by grassroots and frontline organizers. The artists also engaged in dialogue about what it means for artists and culture bearers to be agents of systems change.
The artist projects range from watercolor depictions of a decolonized landscape where the sacredness of water is protected, to a multimedia children’s book that inspires families to envision their role in a just transition to regional regenerative solidarity economies, to a short-form album whose songs rupture our idea of normal.
Along with creating the brilliant final projects, the artists gave testimony to the transformative process of being part of an artist cohort grounded in political education.