The anti-nuclear movement succeeded because local and national organizers understood how individual campaigns generate momentum for the movement.
Making change means that our allies need the confidence to play different roles at different times depending on our respective needs and on the common goal.
A description of the role of alternative media in the S11 anti-globalisation protests, September 2000.
An exploration of the fun and pleasurable dimensions of the S11 anti-globalisation protests in Melbourne in 2000.
Links to useful resources in the area of advocacy, policy change, and social movement evaluation.
Suggestions from the Commons Librarians about resources to explore in the Arts & Creativity topic area – to help you bring more art and heart to your social change activities.
A clear concise checklist from the Creative Center for Activism of important things to remember when planning an artistic action.
The Copenhagen Experiment Measuring the relative effectiveness of creative vs. conventional forms of activism
The Copenhagen experiment took place in Denmark in 2018 and discovered that creative activism was more effective than conventional forms of activism.
Creative troublemaking! What is creative activism? Why do we use creative tactics? What are the advantages of using cheek, shock and surprise?
Creative tactics for social change: Different ways of spreading messages and information in a creative way, including placards, plaques, projections and craftivism.
Creative tactics for social change: Different ways of spreading messages and information in a creative way… memes, posters, postcards, stencils, etc.
Creative tactics for social change: A number of examples of fun, empowering and engaging actions incorporating a creative approach.
Australia has a long history of students walking out of the classroom to demand change. A timeline of Australian school strikes from the 1930s until 2019.
If you’re wondering how to build a powerful movement that can make big wins for climate action, then this is your guide – the Climate Resistance Handbook by Daniel Hunter from 350.org
A case study and theoretical examination of nonviolent direct action against fracking in the Northern Rivers Region in Australia.
Activism and Artivism – Sharon France, graphic designer, shares how she created the designs for ‘parasols for protests’ for the People’s Climate March.
Marty Branagan discusses the role of the arts (music, visual art, street theatre) as an effective method of protest and social change in Australia.
A list of songs from the last 40 years of the environmental movement in Australia including the Terania and Franklin River blockades.
An introduction to West Papuan protest songs and the courageous artists and activists behind them.
An interview with Brenda from Art for Change, a group of artists who donate time and art to help humanity, with useful tips on how to fundraise with art.