> Subject: new Art and Activism listserver
> the following is to invite you to join a new mailing list: ARTERY -
> arts, community, and activism. I'm initiating this to keep in touch
> friends and promote dialogue between the artist and activist
> The list is new, so it's open to growth and development from your
> Judging from the response so far, I think it's going to be a hot
> Please pass this info on to any
> interested parties.
> To subscribe, follow the directions below.
> take care,
> Dan Vie
> Vancouver Canada
> ARTERY - Community Arts For Social Change
> Welcome to the ARTERY - a networking forum for community-based
to share news, ideas and strategies about their activist work in
> This lightly-moderated mailing list will serve as a resource and
> inspiration for artists concerned with integrating an activist
> consciousness into their work; who use art as a transformative medium
> for justice and social change, and work to create collective
> mythologies that
> embrace visions of our possible futures.
> Community art is not specialized technology for a consumer elite.
> Accessibility to the work, inclusive of the family and
> non-professional, will be seen as key.
> This will be a place where artists who have been influenced by the
> work of such companies as Welfare State, Bread and Puppet, and
> Theatre of The Oppressed can dialogue about their activities around
> the globe.
> Discussion may range from the aesthetic to the practical - and focus
> such topics as:
> - what's effective for stimulating social change?
> - ethical responsibility as an artist
> - positive vs. negative impacts of image-making
> - choosing the mainstream or marginality?
> - techniques from commedia, popular education, street
> theatre, etc.
> - designing work for demonstrations and direct action
> - creating rituals and ceremonies
> - scripts, proposals, and how-to build this and that
> - infiltrating the popular media
> - grassroots mobilizing of volunteers
> - the problems of sponsorship and funding
> - and especially, sustaining and motivating yourself
> as a community-based artist.
> This can be a supportive resting place to evaluate our successes and
> failures, to stimulate our collective poetics of community-building,
> and disseminate ideas and energy for non-violent, creative protest.
> Although my background is in theatre, the list is not exclusively for
> performance-based arts. All celebration artists, culture-jammers,
> giant puppeteers, shamans and fire-dancers, fools and pranksters,
> horn-blowers and tree-huggers welcome.
> To *** SUBSCRIBE *** to ARTERY:
> send a message to email@example.com with the following in the
> message body:
> subscribe artery <your full name>
> You will receive a letter of confirmation to be resent as a security
> To *** CHANGE *** your subscription to *DIGEST* version
> (new messages are bundled and sent out to you once a day)
> send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
> set artery mail digest
> To *** UNSUBSCRIBE *** - remove your name from the distribution list
> send e-mail to:
> In the body of your message, include only the line:
> signoff artery
> And finally (the good part!) to SEND MESSAGES to the members of the
> ARTERY list, send to:
> * * * * (please NOTE: this is *different* than the 'listproc'
> * * * *
> This list is maintained by Dan Vie (email@example.com). Please
> contact me for more information.
> As the list grows, I'll be taking a more active role as moderator.
> Flaming will be discouraged. Guidelines will be posted about content
> for announcements, action alerts, etc.
> posted October 21, 1997.