ARTIVISM 2018: Festival Highlights


ARTIVISM: A festival of Creative Resistance

with music, poetry, visual art and cultural events at UBC


Presented by your UBC Arts and Culture District


ARTIVISM highlights stories of resilience and student activist art practice that challenge dominant narratives through arts and culture.



The first annual ARTIVISM (October 1-5 2018) was a chance for students to get involved in campus culture and be the artists that shape UBC through a week long festival of 18+ events. Over 300 students created, exhibited, performed and shared their own works of artistic activism throughout the campus. The festival was held in the spaces of the Museum of Anthropology, Belkin Art Gallery, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Barnett Hall, The Robert Alumni Centre, The LIFE Building, Dorothy Somerset Studio Theatre, Hatch Gallery, MAS and AHVA art gallery, where student-led dialogues, exhibits, art sales and performances were hosted.


Artivism 2018 Program

Photos from the evening of Indigenous Word at the Museum of Anthropology:


Photos from the Feminist Comedy Night hosted at the Our Bodies Are Bodies, Hatch Art Gallery exhibit:


Photos from the finale showcase:

 For more photos and videos of ARTIVISM 2018 please visit our Flickr and our Youtube.



ARTIVISM 2018 was Presented by UBC Arts & Culture District & Dive Into UBC

In Collaboration with UBC Art History, Visual Art and TheoryMorris and Helen Belkin Art GalleryUBC Film SocietyUBC Debate SocietyRappers Without Borders UBCUBC Slam PoetryMorris and Helen Belkin Art GalleryMuseum of AnthropologyUBC School of MusicChan Centre for the Performing ArtsHatch Art Galleryalumni UBCBlank Vinyl Project – BVPSin-BirdsSwabskiRebecca HopeTurunesh, Angelica Poversky

Generously funded by the UBC Social Justice Centre, Social Inclusion Fund and the Walter Gage Memorial Fund