Let’s shake it up! Do you want some inspiration and new skills for more effective, creative actions and events? Want to think big, get creative and grab people’s attention? Develop visually stunning, fun actions and campaign events?
Tired of the same old chants, boring marches, uninspiring campaign events and tactics that haven’t evolved for years?
Inspired by culture jams, unusual tactics, groups like the Yes Men, and Liberate Tate, the fabulous colour and props of international climate marches; as well as a rich, and little known radical history locally, we have put together an inspiring 2 day workshop to get our creative juices flowing and share skills to build more “out of the box” activism.
Workshops will include the art and cultural history of storytelling, exciting big picture discussions and fun case studies: culture jamming, satire and using spectacle and larger than life characters to tell your campaign story, radical history, as well practical skill sharing on photography, video, and DIY graphics for organisers on small budgets. We will discuss and debate art as activism, and learn how to hold space in actions more effectively, using our bodies and voices more confidently and design better stunts and actions. And we will have a damned fun time doing it.
We have got a killer line up of presenters... from brilliant photographers, internationally acclaimed circus performers, to political artists and authors, and a range of experts in their field. INCLUDING:
* Tom Civil - respected street artist and publisher
* Eliza Muirhead - Sea Shepherd photograper/videographer with years of experience capturing images under intense pressure, and Director, Fair Projects
* Iain MacIntyre - musician, broadcaster and author of "How To Make Trouble and Influence People"
* Ed Hill - long time forest activist and creator of satirical character "Fast Freddy"
* Deborah Hart - climate angel and co-creator of ClimActs, co founder of CLIMARTE
* Mitch Jones, AKA, Captain Ruin - internationally acclaimed circus performer
* Livia Cullen - former director of the Environmental Film Festival and content creator extraordinaire
Nicola Paris is event coordinator and lead facilitator and will also present a range of content drawn from fifteen years experience in activism - from occupying and yarn bombing the financial district of Melbourne to delivering a parking ticket to a US war-ship.
The event is suitable for artists, grassroots activists, people working in NGO's or anyone involved in any type of progressive change who wants to create better events and actions. This will be the most fun workshop you will go to this year. And there will be learning too!
This price has been heavily subsidised by a grant to enable accessible participation for grassroots activists and we anticipate it will sell out. Costs on a sliding scale of $80-$200. Contact us if money is a barrier. We have re-located this from a residential workshop to a city studio location with day time sessions to make it more accessible for time and costs. CounterAct always offers ATSI "pay the rent" places, so get in touch if that is you.
We also support family friendly events - child care is not provided but children may be welcome, pending available space.
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We pay respects to the traditional custodians, Wurundjeri, and Kulin nations, on which this event takes place.