If you are at the beginning of constructing your own artivist projects you may benefit from learning about our processes. This may help you to identify elements of inspiration that you would like to adopt but also things you’d definitely do differently. In any case it is a good learning opportunity.
We imagined our « artivism » project as a learning process, building on consecutive phases that would allow us to progress with the same group of young people, who may have never worked with art before. Here is a quick recap of these phases:
- “Ideas bank”: identifying the issues, questions that are most relevant for participants and deepening our understanding of these issues
- Learning from practicing artivists how they work and what themes they tackle
- “Initiation workshops”: acquiring artistic techniques and methods that artivists use
- “Campaign”: putting the ideas and art techniques together to express the issues in artivist language, sharing the campaigns with special target audiences.
To give you a better idea of how these steps work in practice, in this chapter you can read the description of how our process unfolded in Paris and in Budapest. The project had very different contexts and participants in the two cities, we hope that these two case studies can offer you inspiration to develop your own process.