No Going Back: A COVID-19 Cultural Strategy Activation Guide

The Center for Cultural Power
October 29, 2020

If ever there was a moment for cultural strategy -- it’s now. A global pandemic has magnified the flaws of our capitalist system, but, also, the power art and culture to uplift, disrupt and build community. The Center for Cultural Power offers #NoGoingBack: A COVID-19 Cultural Strategy Activation Guide for Artists and Activists to meet the moment.  

This illustrated resource points creators to ways they can make moving narratives that advance policy demands that are now within reach. It lays out frameworks and tools that support social change movements to harness the power of artists and culture makers in painting a picture of a more equitable and just future. It also highlights resources for artists who have been hard hit economically and professionally.

Check it out. No Going Back breaks down ways creators and movement groups might do the “what” and “how” of activation now and into the year ahead.  

  1. Core narratives to build stories, art and creations, with examples of what you might make
  2. Concrete, actionable policies that you can support with your narratives (aligning vision with nuts and bolts)
  3. Advice on how to put the guide into action
  4. Resources for artists - financial, health, legal and others

We created this guide to inspire you to create and to disrupt. This is a guide for makers and doers - it will help you tell a shared story about who we can be in times of crisis and who we want to become. Jump in and start creating with us!


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