Welcome to the GAPA Community! 

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

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

We take an active part in strengthening the arts in the political discourse, generating innovative knowledge and practices, and creating a space for artistic activism and change-making!

How do we do this?

The Global Arts and Politics Alliance works around three pillars:

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

Join us and build a bridge between arts and politics!

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Our mission is to find the activists working for real change within their communities, in all corners of the world. We have already held our own events, as well as attending others’, and our membership grows every week. We proudly feature young artists on our website, and actively encourage guest posting on our blog. As our organisation grows, we will hold more events, connect with like-minded groups on local and national levels, and ultimately hope to provide sponsorship, grants and mentorship through a GAPA fund.

Current opportunities:

  • Budding academic? Got ideas you would like published in a new journal on arts, politics and activism? Submit a manuscript for the first issue of the International Journal for Arts and Politics (IJAP) by September 30, 2017.
    Themes include: Migration; Identities; Consumption; Civic Participation; Conflict & Terrorism; The Environment.
    For any of your questions, contact GAPA’s Head of Think Tank, Ms. Jasmin Lilian Diab, here: jasmin@ga-pa.org.

    Read the full call, guidelines, and sub-topics, here: https://goo.gl/4QSX1m

  • 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! Email Sadie here!

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.