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.
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:
In Collaboration with UBC Art History, Visual Art and Theory, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, UBC Film Society, UBC Debate Society, Rappers Without Borders UBC, UBC Slam Poetry, Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery, Museum of Anthropology, UBC School of Music, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, Hatch Art Gallery, alumni UBC, Blank Vinyl Project – BVP, Sin-Birds, Swabski, Rebecca Hope, Turunesh, Angelica Poversky
Generously funded by the UBC Social Justice Centre, Social Inclusion Fund and the Walter Gage Memorial Fund