A few months ago, New Economy Coalition, Movement Generation and the Climate Justice Alliance put out the Resist a Return to Normal Manifesto to make it clear that we aren’t going back to “normal”. Instead, we are going to collectively build a just transition towards life-affirming, solidarity economies.
Many NEC members endorsed the manifesto; we want it to inspire discussion and collective action! And what better way to do that than with arts and cultural work?
We put out a call to artists to create artwork inspired by our Resist Manifesto. The response was outstanding. We received over 125 applications for only 7 spots!
We were humbled and inspired by the many wonderful proposals we received. With so many great ideas, we had to find a way to fund more artists. Our partners turned to funder allies and asked them for support. Thanks to the generosity of the Women’s Donor Network and the 11th Hour Project, we were able to select 19 artists representing 14 projects. That’s almost triple the number we envisioned! Thanks to everyone that has supported us.
Stay tuned for more information about the Artists Showcase which is coming in November, and in the meantime, read the bios of our 19 artists here and follow their work on social media.
It’s also not too late to endorse the manifesto and check out the “TAKE ACTION” section to start getting involved, as so many NEC members have done. Endorse the manifesto here!
Meet the artists
Aisha Shillingford (of NEC member org Intelligent Mischief @intelligentmischief):
Chiara Francesca (@chiara.acu)
Ebony Gustave & Robin Bean Crane