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Change As Art

"This website will document the ability of art to make measurable changes – in a community, in a space, in people’s lives. Projects are simply documented and categorized to facilitate research in this area; we aren’t critiquing or otherwise commenting on the nature or quality of the works presented.

We are particularly interested in art as intervention; pieces that physically change a place, pieces that implicate community members in its creation, pieces that take information and transform it into something digestible, comprehensible, and, frequently, beautiful."
changeasart.org/

On Art Activism by Boris Groys

www.e-flux.com/journal/on-art-…


Make Art With Purpose

"Discover how artists around the world are making art that leads to positive social and environmental change and learn how to produce these projects in your community."
makeartwithpurpose.net/

Jane Goodall's Roots And Shoots

"Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots is the youth-led community action and learning program of the Jane Goodall Institute. The program builds on the legacy and vision of Dr. Jane Goodall to place the power and responsibility for creating community-based solutions to big challenges in the hands of the young people. Through the program, young people map their community to identify specific challenges their neighborhoods face. From there, they prioritize the problems, develop a plan for a solution, and take action."

rootsandshoots.org/content/get…



Quotes
:bulletorange: "I feel like there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people." - Van Gogh
:bulletorange: "Remember particularly that you cannot be a judge of anyone. For no one can judge a criminal, until he recognizes that he is just such a criminal as the man standing before him, and that he perhaps is more than all men to blame for that crime. When he understands that, he will be able to be a judge. Though that sounds absurd, it is true. If I had been righteous myself, perhaps there would have been no criminal standing before me." -Zosimas (in The Brothers Karamazov)
:bulletorange: "There is nothing useful in anger, nor does it kindle the mind to warlike deeds; for virtue, being self-sufficient, never needs the help of vice." and ""...what use is anger when the same end may be accomplished by reason? Anger is not expedient even in battle or in war; for it is prone to rashness, and while it seeks to bring about danger, does not guard against it." -Seneca
:bulletorange: "Generosity is more fun" -Bob Thurman
:bulletorange: "This method is nonaggressive physically but strongly aggressive spiritually" and "the nonviolent resister does not seek to humiliate or defeat the opponent but to win his friendship and understanding...The end of violence or the aftermath of violence is bitterness. The aftermath of nonviolence is reconciliation and the creation of a beloved community" -Martin Luther King Jr.
:bulletorange: “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.” ―Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
:bulletorange: "If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other." -Mother Teresa
:bulletorange: "The ultimate source of a happy life is warm-heartedness. This means extending to others the kind of concern we have for ourselves. On a simple level we find that if we have a compassionate heart we naturally have more friends. And scientists today are discovering that while anger and hatred eat into our immune system, warm-heartedness and compassion are good for our health" -Dalai Lama
:bulletorange: "If we did all the things we were capable of doing we would literally astonish ourselves" -Thomas Edison
:bulletorange: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that" and "Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
:bulletorange: "Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistant basis is exactly what you will experiance in your life" -Anthony Robbins
:bulletorange: "Do not let the behavior of others destroy your inner peace" -Dalai Lama
:bulletorange: "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen" -Winston Churchill
:bulletorange: "Our prime purpose is to help others. and if you can't help them, at least don't hurt them." -Dalai Lama. Which also translates to "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all"!
:bulletorange: “I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing” – Socrates


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Note the group with literature or links about a cause you would like to spread awareness about and it will be added here, or made into a group journal.

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Please donate to help wounded vets: www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

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STOP VIOLENCE!! Please support this campaign!
A Subtle Violence TEASER ART by rodolforever
I have the privilege of working with atalented New filmaker, Justin Colon, on his new short film, "A SUBTLE VIOLENCE," which is about an eminent scientist who, haunted by the murder of his family, obsesses to find a way to chemically remove violent tendencies in humans but in doing so must confront the violence of his own actions.
This short film is thought-provoking and has the ability to make a difference.

We're using www.kickstarter.com to raise the funds for our film. We have 30 days to raise our entire budget, which has been set at $7,500 (the bare minimum necessary to shoot our film), or we won't get a penny- Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing scheme. Please facebook message the link, post it on your facebook walls, twitter it, email it, text it, etc... Even a dollar makes a difference. And my art will be able to be reproduced and used throughout various continents.
If you can´t support this proyect financialy please just go to the link: www.kickstarter.com/projects/j…
and give us a LIKE ...spread the word

-----edit: the kickstarter has reached it's goal and exceed it! I believe they are in the production stage of the film
Creativity is the foundation of innovation, especially when it comes to the effectiveness of activism. "Artists are often in leadership of activist groups" Writes Mary Jo Aagerstoun, and I believe that is because art is really the only field where creativity is at the forefront; and so it is creative individuals, like artists, that are leading the most effective actions nowadays. Here is an article entitled Effective Resistance by Mary Jo Aagerstoun, who started Eco Art South Florida, and who has been a great inspiration and resource for me as I get more and more into activism. This article, with art-activism examples and two references that were personally important to Mary, could be a resource for you as well:

www.lovetheeverglades.org/blog…
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Group Info

This is a group for DA's activists and "conceptual artists". People who believe the world can be made a better, more peaceful and loving place, etc. through art should include their work and their ideas here. "Nonviolence" is a broad and vague term that here refers to social and political concerns, environmental conservation, the philosophical analysis of violence and nonviolence, and many other things. Everything is interconnected, so whether your goal is to save elephants, bring awareness to the suffering of others, foster understanding and friendship, cultivate a sense of purpose or belonging, fight global warming, Etc, you are welcome to share your activism and activist artwork here, discover other DA artists, or keep your eye on the group to see what DA's activists artists are creating and sharing.

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:bulletred: Submitting to the galleries :bulletred:

-Please submit pieces that are representative of your best work
-Try to submit them to the appropriate folders.
-Besides art, you can also submit stamps, memes, ideas (such as photos, journal articles, etc.) and literature.
-The Featured folder: a collection of works from the group gallery folders that are exemplary conceptually and/or aesthetically.

:bulletred: Contributors :bulletred:
Those who have submitted ten pieces of artwork or literature to the gallery or who are interested in helping manage the group are invited to be a contributor.
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Founded 3 Years ago
May 8, 2012

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:iconworldwar-tori:
WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner May 16, 2014   General Artist
Thank you for the invite & awesome message :tighthug:
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UEY-S Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hello, just thought you guys might want to share this Please Take What You Need by UEY-S
It includes the original print file so that other people can paste/stick these up & bring more smiles :)
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footinadream Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Student General Artist
:D I love it! You're work has appeared in the galleries before too, I'm going to send you an invite to the group :)
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UEY-S Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you, glad you like it :) Thanks for the invite, you got yourself a new member :)
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Thylacinus1 Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the art-requests (:
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WorldWar-Tori Featured By Owner May 14, 2014   General Artist
Thank you for the request :heart:
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lordmep Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry for leaving, but I really don't see what either of us have to gain from my staying here. It was a good run though.
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footinadream Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student General Artist
I still think something might come of it some day :) I just can't do it on my own at the moment. you never know though, we'll see.
anyways, that's alright, have you been very active on DA lately elsewhere? 
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lordmep Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Facts-not-feminism and my own gallery.
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footinadream Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student General Artist
your leaving has gotten me to start thinking of ways to liven up the group and I'm starting new things now, so thank you for that little jolt. you are always welcome back if you change your mind and I hope you will, even if just to write a journal or submit something. 
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