We formed the Artivistas in September 2014, originally as the Craftivists. As a collective of local artists and activists we adopted Artivistas in 2017 to reflect our leaning to contemporary art and a move away from crafts as the basis of our work.
Artivism, is very simply, political action that uses visual arts and other creativity to express views and promote social change. The use of art and crafts for political comment is not new, and the use of art as a tool of political resistance is well documented.
Our projects are often in collaboration with other organisations. Since 2014 we have collaborated with
Women's Networking HUB;
MAC arts; Kings Heath Action for Refugees; MIND; GAP Arts; Balsall Heath WI; EU in Brum