may, 2017

22may7:00 pm9:00 pmThe Artist as Citizen: Our Subversive HeritageAnnouncing our new discussion series, ‘The Artist as Citizen’


Event Details

American Civic Forum is excited to announce free monthly discussions about politics, activism, art and artists at Phoenix Theater in Minneapolis.

After the 2016 presidential election, there has been a renewed—and urgent—political mobilization. Our series, The Artist as Citizen, goes deep with what we, as artists, can we do to influence politics in Washington, at the state capitol, in city hall, and among our fellow citizens. Artists have the capacity to bring our compatriots together around art—and action.

What does that art look like? How do we use our skills to create change? What’s the best way of going about accomplishing all this?

In May we’ll discuss:
Throughout history, artists of all disciplines have made works and provided labor to propel social and political movements forward. How do we draw inspiration from the plays, songs, paintings and other works of our past—and harness the energy of this proud tradition?

Check back here for more information about panelists, resources and ideas for advance reading on each subject.

Interested in participating as a panelist on these topics? Drop us a line.


(Monday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Phoenix Theater

2605 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408


American Civic Forum