ARTIVISM is an annual student-run festival of the arts for justice & social change.
The UBC Arts and Culture District and Dive into UBC acknowledge this festival takes place on the stolen and unsurrendered ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-waututh), and sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) nations.
ARTIVISM is a chance for students to get involved in creating, exhibiting, performing and sharing their own works of artistic activism throughout the UBC campus.
In 2019 the festival was held in the Museum of Anthropology, Belkin Art Gallery, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, CK Choi Building, Barnett Hall, Dorothy Somerset Studio Theatre, Life Building, Hatch Gallery, Vancity Theatre, CITR and AHVA art gallery, where student-led dialogues, exhibits, art sales and performances called for justice.
ARTIVISM highlights stories of resilience and student activist art practice that challenge dominant narratives through arts and culture.
Artivism is generously supported by the UBC Social Justice Centre, Social Inclusion Fund, the Walter Gage Memorial Fund and the Global Fund.