The Artist Spring: When Art Sparks a Revolution

idea by hannahhasan


What is your idea and how will it increase Millennial civic engagement in your community?:

The best way to engage millennials and get them excited about voting and civic engagement is merge those efforts with the arts. Most revolutions and movements that have had an impact on our world had a component that allowed moving artistic expression. My project would would encourage all types of performance artists to utilize their medium to make a difference. It would be two-fold. We would a have website that would allow artists to upload videos, submit blogs, and discuss the arts and civic engagement. This will be a social network that encourages peaceful, meaningful change. Locally, we would plan a fun stage show where various artists would perform for their family, friends, and neighbors about topics that encourage voting and civic engagement. We would have canvassers there to register voters, and an accurate account of all in attendance would be used to for further communication to provide information about voting and future programs and opportunities to stay involved.

How would your idea be implemented?:

We will work with a local graphic/web designer to create a website that will provide safe space for artists and non-artists to come together and inspire each other and the world to get involved in civic engagement. We will maintain the promotion of this site through social media and innovative marketing strategies. On a local level, we will partner with organizations that encourage civic involvement, artists, and volunteers; plan and implement a stage show that speaks to our mission. An accurate account of contact information for all involved would be utilized to continue this movement in Charlotte and abroad.

Where does your project take place?:

Charlotte, NC

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I actually came on here to vote for another project, but changed my mind when I saw this. There isn't enough of the arts in Charlotte, and more would make me want to be involved. I'm a poet and I would love to be a part of the live show and help with the website, if you need it.

by mymeme
over 3 years ago | Reply

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Submission Began
Tuesday, May 15

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Wednesday, June 13
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Voting Began
Wednesday, June 13

Voting Ended
Friday, June 29
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Winner Announced
Friday, July 06

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