We are a nonprofit organization of artists and activists from various backgrounds and disciplines that empower individuals and communities that aim to advocate social and environmental justices by supporting and facilitating the development of their ideas and the implementation of all sorts of community-oriented artistic projects.
UAC is a platform for artivists.
A world where people are empowered to solve social and environmental issues.
We create and use Artivism to engage people in democratic practices.
Artivism: connects art and activism. It focuses on how art in its multiple forms can embrace political intention, or how political action can become creative, poetic, sensorial. Artivism looks for new ways of political intervention, opens up new forms of disobedience and action that move beyond traditional paradigms of activism. This encounter between art and activism also shakes our representations of artistic practice, teasing it out of its usual circuits and habitats such as galleries and museums into the domain of daily life and public space. Art is not constrained anymore to the representation of reality but engages in its transformation.
SEA- Socially engaged art: describes art that is collaborative, often participatory and involves people as the medium or material of the work.
OUR CORE VALUES
The goal of UAC is social change and to make this happen, we need to create the sort of present that we want the future to become. Trust means that we accept and embrace that people have differences and come from diverse situations and trust that connecting these differences we can create great ideas and solutions. Trusting in each other also means acknowledging that we take responsibility and are accountable for our actions as individuals and also for our common work.
Courage means embracing vulnerability and using it to show who you really are, what really matters to you, and to make positive change. Courage also means that when there is a challenge or adversity, we confront it the best way we can and take it as an opportunity to grow in a positive way.
CO CREATION :
When the process of creation is shared by many people, different voices can be heard and different narratives can be told which makes for a more intricate artistic expression as a whole. Co-creation is an open process where audiences and citizens are invited to be part of the collaborative creative process and experience it together. No action is too small; when everyone contributes even just a small part, the result can be strong and positive because of the great effects of working together in co-creation.
UAC was created in Aarhus (Denmark) in 2018, the organization has extended its activities worldwide in the past years.
MEET US IN PERSON !
Join our free weekly dinner where you can connect with our creative community and meet the UAC crew! Every Thursday we meet in our shared kitchen to cook and re-invent the world together.
♥️ Everyone is welcome – Come as you are ♥️