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Artivism

Unleash Your Inner Artivist

Artivism = Art + Activism.

“Artivism—where edges are pushed, imagination is freed, and a new language emerges altogether." - Eve Ensler

Originating in 1997 between Chicano artists in East Los Angeles and the Zapatistas in Chiapas, Mexico, this powerful portmanteau has developed in recent years as antiwar and anti-globalisation protests have increased. You’ve heard of prominent Artivists that take stabs at the current political climate like Banksy, comment on social issues like Tavar Zawacki (a.k.a. ABOVE), and fight gender and racial inequality like the Guerrilla Girls.

For this challenge, we want you to channel your passion for a cause or issue onto a canvas and unleash your inner artivist. Get in touch with your inner Ai Weiwei, or Plastic Jesus. Find your tribe of Adbusters. Whatever fuels your fire, focus on that and share it with the world to spark positive change.

ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FRIDAY 5/24/19, 10:00AM CDT

You could win

  • $1,000 cash

  • $500 Threadless Gift Code

  • Plus, anyone who is printed (including the grand prize winner) will receive up to $7 on each tee of their design sold on Threadless.com! Read more...

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