The Creative Instigator's Handbook: A DIY Guide to Making Social Change Through Art (Paperback)
Flash mobs come and go, but purposeful creativity can change communities. Are you a creative (aspiring or otherwise) who is curious about how you can apply your skills to activist, socially engaged art projects? Whether you paint, sew, sing, build, weld, or rhyme, Make It Meaningful explores how to take that big project you've been dreaming about and actually make it a happen. In response to the challenging times that we live in, Make It Meaningful will inspire readers to use their creativity to spur change in the world around them. Guiding readers through the various aspects of a project from ideation to final documentation, the book examines the relationship between creative leadership, community art projects, and social justice, and includes the perspectives of 23 creative instigators who have stretched the boundaries of what "art" should or shouldn't do. Bold and imaginative, Make It Meaningful will appeal to creatives willing to expand their comfort zone by jumping into the fray and doing some outrageous, inspired rabble-rousing of their very own. Full-color throughout.
Leanne Prain helps communities connect through creative ideas. A writer, speaker and certified design professional, her previous books include Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet & Knit Graffiti (with Mandy Moore) and Strange Material: Storytelling through Textiles.