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DISRUPT THE SILENCE

Challenge the complicity of silence and disrupt business as usual in cultural spaces, the red carpet and at award ceremonies.

Photo by Kent Nishimura of protestors outside the White House Correspondents Dinner

WRITE A GIANT LETTER TO A SILENT CULTURAL ORGANISATION

QUEERS 4 PALESTINE and STOP ART WASHING write a giant letter to the CEO of the Art Gallery Ontario with one protestor placing it in the gallery.

INVADE THE STAGE

Cultural Workers Against Genocide stage invasion

ARTISTS AGAINST GENOCIDE attempted to invade the stage at Sadler Wells in opposition to their funding froms Barclays Bank.

MAKE THE WORDS OF ARTISTS UNMISSABLE
AT UNIVERSITY ENCAMPMENTS

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At TAHRIR ENCAMPMENT, University of Michigan, students wrote Refaat Alareer’s poem "If I must Die" on a huge canvas so his words could not be missed.

PROJECT ONTO A CULTURAL SPACE

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ARTISTS AGAINST GENOCIDE project 'Silence is Complity' on the National Theatre in the UK.

THE PLAYWRIGHT
VS THE THEATRE

Victor I. Cazares has stopped taking their HIV meds — until the NY Theatre Workshop calls for a cease-fire in Gaza.

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COMBINE ART WITH PROTEST

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Created by Ahmed Masoud, Obliterated was a theatrical experiment and an artistic protest where there as never a play or a production. Ahmed wanted to highlight what it felt like to have art and theatre taken away from the audience in protest of the bombing of the El Mishal Cultural Centre in Gaza.  

DEMAND THE RETURN
OF STOLEN ARTIFACTS

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Join local activists or group demanding the return of stolen artefacts and culture.

KEY THINGS TO REMEMBER

GET CREATIVE

Our creative toolbox has resources to help make your action stand out, collated from artists and activists >>

MARKETING

Make sure you get the word out to those you want to attend and participate. Use these designs from artists around the world >>

SAFETY 

Our collected resources are a good place to start when considering digital and practical safety measures to protect your group, especially those more vulnerable to police and state violence  >>

CULTURAL GENOCIDE & DEMANDING CHANGE

Our demands offer a framework for advocacy and understanding how cultural genocide and artistic censorship intersect with the many forms of violence and oppression Palestinians experience.  Adapt them for your action  >>

VALUES 

Ensure your action reflects the values and demands of the Palestinian liberation movement. Whilst there is a diversity of beliefs, these demands echo the call from the Palestinian cultural sector >>

CENTRE THE WORDS

OF PALESTINIANS

Palestinian artists have made their testimonies, texts and poetry available to share  >>

This includes testimonies from artists under attack as part of The Revolution's Promise >>

PRINCIPLES 

We recommend BEAUTIFUL TROUBLES guide to working principles when planning action >> 

Learn how white supremacy affects and harms us all and can harm even when people act with good intentions >>

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