Welcome to the GAPA Community! 

The Global Arts and Politics Alliance (GAPA) brings together a unique mix of artists, activists and change-makers. GAPA is a vision, a network, and a movement centring on critical political innovation, artistic expression, and the advancement of art activism

We want to put art on the political agenda, and to impact the political discourse through the arts and creative expression!

We actively strengthen the arts in the political discourse, generate innovative knowledge and practices, and create a space for artistic activism and change-making! Read more about us.

Join us and build a bridge between arts and politics!

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  • We are extremely proud to announce the publication of the first issue of the International Journal for Arts and Politics (IJAP), edited by Jasmin Lilian Diab.

Access IJAP – Volume 1, Issue 1 (Spring 2018) here.

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  • want to get featured as artist/activist of the month? Contact us!
  • avid blogger? Want to have your voice heard? Write a guest post for the GAPA Blog! Contact us

The Global Arts and Politics Alliance (GAPA) works around three pillars:

  • the GAPA Platform with the GAPA Blog, opportunities, our very own bibliography, a private group and much more
  • GAPActivist Events – small and large
  • the GAPA Think Tank and its journal, the International Journal of Arts and Politics (IJAP)

We want to find the activists working for real change within their communities, in all corners of the world. We proudly feature young artists on our website, and actively encourage guest posting on our blog. The resources we have collected, from contacts to an academic bibliography, should be accessible to everyone who is interested. As our organisation grows, we will hold events, connect with like-minded groups on local and national levels, and ultimately hope to provide sponsorship, grants and mentorship through a GAPA fund.

We welcome young people regardless of occupation, status or orientation and particularly encourage members of minorities and disadvantaged or under-represented groups to join our project! The only thing we are not fond of is extremism.