The Cultural Engagement Lab organizes a strong network of seasoned artists and culture makers from impacted communities who are hungry to lend their storytelling talents to meaningful electoral engagement.
Strong grassroots organizations know how to reach their base, yet they often lack the creative digital content that allows them to reach important members in their community, many of whom are young, people of color.
Art and culture are a powerful engine for voter engagement. When campaigns have authentic and compelling storytellers, they can increase turnout in the short-term and lay the groundwork for new narratives to take hold which make more possible in terms of policy change in the long term.
It is time for progressive campaigns – especially those trying to reach young people – to involve artists at a much deeper level who can breathe life, hope, and representation into our political efforts. It is time to be intentional and align artist activation with electoral actions to create lasting change.