Resisting performative activism in the arts

A call to move away from superficial efforts at inclusion and bring about meaningful change in how community engagement and outreach is practised in the arts.
'We need to push organisations to change how they form relationships.' Image: Shutterstock.

Last year, CBS announced they’d be releasing a new reality television show called The Activist. The show would involve six activists advocating for three issues: health, education and environment. 

Over five weeks, contestants would compete to ‘promote their causes, with their success measured via online engagement, social metrics, and hosts’ input’.

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