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Learn How Artists are Activating the Vote | ArtWorks’ Viva Voce Series

Join ArtWorks for Viva Voce, a series of creative conversations with Artists and ArtWorks’ Alumni. Today, the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky region has a global reputation as an arts destination and is full of talented working creatives. ArtWorks invites you to connect with artists who are changing our city with groundbreaking works of art throughout our community. Hear Artists speak about their artwork and current issues in this series, and we invite you to join the conversation.

Register for Viva Voce: Art + Voting

Don’t miss our inaugural event! Join ArtWorks for Viva Voce: Art + Voting on Thursday, October 15, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm via Zoom.

ArtWorks is convening this conversation led by artists and activists who are focusing their creative energies to get out the vote for the 2020 election. These artists, through billboards, town halls, youth-focused field guides, yard signs, posters and more, are doing what they can to change the political landscape by inspiring others to get involved.

RSVP for Viva Voce: Art + Voting

Featured Artists

  • Michelle D’Cruz, Reverb Art + Design
  • Youth Apprentices from ArtWorks’ Hear Me Out
  • Chris Glass, Public Service Artists
  • For Freedoms Speaker

ArtWorks’ Hear Me Out

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the U.S. 19th Amendment, and all forms of equal suffrage, Hear Me Out is a call to action by the young artists of ArtWorks. The team created Hear Me Out: A Youth Driven Field Guide to Voting in Ohio. The guide empowers young people to get involved in the future of our country and our community. During fall 2020, the team is engaging the community through voter registration and engagement. Hear Me Out is a proud partner with ArtsWave’s POWER OF HER. Learn more at ArtWorksCincinnati.org.

Reverb Art + Design

Reverb is a social innovation hub which uses creative strategy and design thinking principles to amplify and support community-centered initiatives. Learn more about Reverb at reverbinthewind.com.

Public Service Artists

A Cincinnati-based group of political art activists interested in proactively changing the political climate through increasing voter turnout, identifying viable political candidates, and convincing a greater public to be politically active. Learn more about PSA at publicserviceartists.org.

For Freedoms

For Freedoms is an artist-led national organization that models and increases creative civic engagement, discourse and direct action. We work with artists and organizations to center the voices of artists in public discourse, expand what participation in a democracy looks like, and reshape conversations about politics. Learn more about For Freedoms at forfreedoms.org.

About ArtWorks

ArtWorks is an award-winning Greater Cincinnati nonprofit that transforms people and places through investments in creativity. The organization creates jobs for youth, ages 14-21 with the majority from underserved households, providing competitive 21st-century career-readiness skills through mentorship by professional artists. Since 1996, ArtWorks has employed more than 3,600 youth and 3,200 creative professionals, and the organization has completed more than 12,500 public and private art projects that include 190 permanent outdoor murals, contributing to the region’s global reputation as an arts destination. Learn more at ArtWorksCincinnati.org.

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