Last month, NOCD-NY member Arts & Democracy hosted Toolkits for Creative Change, a national conference call featuring three model toolkits: The People’s Creative Toolkit/Herramientas Populares from Rogue Citizen, Line Break Media, SEIU Local 26, and Arts & Democracy; Making Waves from the Culture Group; and Envisioning Development from the Center for Urban Pedagogy.
Artists and arts organizations have created toolkits to amplify organizing efforts, act as catalysts for movements, and spark creative visioning for change. They have also played more concrete roles, helping to educate on complex topics, demystify policy, provide step-by-step guides in complex partnerships. The toolkits that Arts & Democracy found take all forms, from workshops and games to comic books, public art, and film. We thank them for providing resources that represent the breadth and depth of these practices.
View Arts & Democracy’s newsletter and additional creative tookits here!