“Artivism” Ideas

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Please find “Artivism” ideas submitted by 2018 NAEA National Convention attendee, Laura Mack.

TEDx Talk: Creativity Matters, So What’s The Problem?
This talk took place at the Salem TEDx event on Jan 6. It focuses on Creativity: why it matters, how art teaches it, and how to use it to advocate for art ed.


“Want Art in Your Elementary School?”
Check out this flyer of art options for elementary schools, from hiring an art teacher to planning a museum trip. It was dropped off in every mailbox of every elementary teacher and principal -over 700- and emailed to all of the parent teacher groups.

GOBO Projections
These were theater gobos projected onto elementary schools at rush hour. They say, “This School Has No Art Teacher. Why Not?”

Brain: Teach Kids Art
Laura worked with students at her college’s VC program to develop a graphic campaign. Matt Sanchez, a former student of hers, came up with this design. She plans to print this on shirts and hoodies, coffee cups, and stickers to fundraise for art supplies.


Laura uses this Facebook page to share her art advocacy efforts in Salem-Keizer, Oregon.