Are you an activist interested in creative ways to think about resistance, change, and imagining a different world? Are you an artist interested in collaborating with activists to reimagine campaigns, ways of mobilising, and protest action?

If so, the Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education is running a two-day workshop aimed at introducing Artivism (art and activism) within the South Africa political context.

This introductory workshop aims to

  • Introduce the thinking and practicalities around designing campaigns and interventions using the performing and creative arts;
  • analyse examples from around the world of the ways that artistic and creative approaches have been used in campaigns and activism;
  • introduce South African case studies of how local organisations have used creative modes of activism, and to what effect;
  • use creativity to help revitalise and inspire ourselves as activists;
  • practice approaches to using the arts within activism.

How to apply:
The workshop is free and open to all, but places are limited. To secure your place and assist our planning, please email ( or Whatsapp (076 309 0356) your name, background, and interest in arts and activism by 17 March 2018.

Please note, you will need to commit to the full two days. Transport to the workshop can be arranged and lunch and teas will be provided.

Ishtar from SWEAT takes us through some of the creative ways they approach campaigning, protest and mobilization in their organization