Social Arts with Melanie Schambach
Engaging individuals, communities, and institutions
in creating public art working collaboratively through
different participatory formats on specific social issues.
WHAT What is Artivism?
Be part of positive social transformation by raising social and environmental awareness through artist public engagement.
WHY Why engaging the Public with Paint is a good idea?
The act of getting messy and play with paint sets an example of how we can break through our fears with spontaneity, trust, commitment, and creativity.
It’s Visible! Paint is colorful and marks message in a public space.
It’s Inviting! Attracts people to take a peek and possibly get involved.
It builds community! Opens a space for people to connect with each other, talk about issues they care about, and sometimes take actions on positive change.
HOW How is it done?
Whether is paint by numbers, stencils, abstract, paint-markers, or figurative, EVERYONE can find their way and leave their mark. And anyone can be a facilitator.
Design your own Public Event: paint your street; hang art on trees; paint your wall; or open a painting station. Endless possibilities.
"Queremos auto-determinacion (we want self-determination)"
"Access for all without fear"
"Lets daylight the underground streams"
"Migration Is Beautiful"
'Protect the Burrard Inlet' Photo: Jenn Castro.
"No More Bill C 31"
"Juan De Fuca is Not For Sale”
"Yes to Life, No to Mining Abuse"
“We Say Welcome” -as the Government of Canada incarcerates 490 people (including women and children) that were asking for refuge from Sri Lanka.