Keep Powering the Culture Wave

The Center for Cultural Power is a women of color, artist-led organization, inspiring artists and culture makers to imagine a world where power is distributed equitably and where we live in harmony with nature. We support artists through fellowships, training and opportunities for activation. We create intersectional stories and content addressing issues of migration, climate, gender and racial justice. We engage groups in cultural strategy and organize artists in issues that inspire them. Together with allies, we are co-creating a field of cultural strategy with organizations and practitioners through convenings, design teams and strategy tables.

Our Values

  • We Value Artists

    Artists are a critical force to achieve social change.

  • We Value Equity

    All people must be valued equally in order to create a world where political, economic and cultural power are more justly distributed.

  • We Value Creativity

    Creative practice allows us to unlock, create, and imagine new ways of being. Stories speak to emotions, communicate lived experiences, and shift power.

  • We Value Regenerative Relationships

    Art builds interconnectedness between humans and the natural world. Regenerative relationships move humankind from domination, extraction, and exploitation towards empathy, kindness, collaboration, and biodiversity.

  • We Value Bio Cultural Diversity

    Humans are a part of nature and are responsible for its stewardship. Understanding the diversity of cultures and beautiful differences among our human species and the regions we live in, creates realignment of humanity with our natural world.

  • We Value Transformation

    Art holds the power of creation, imagination and possibility, which can lead to the accelerated transformation of economic, social, and political systems.

  • We Value Truth Telling

    Integrity and truth telling is at the center of the transformational art making needed to dismantle systems of power and oppression that we live in.

  • We Value Joy and Pleasure

    Joy and pleasure are foundational to art and the human experience. It is essential for all communities to center joy as a way to come together, be seen and exist.