Craftivism events, attendees watch a social-issue-focused movie and engage in facilitator-led discussion. The Craftivism program allows attendees to learn about important social issues while also learning new artistic techniques. All our events are geared towards entertainment, education, and analysis with a growth mindset. The social issues are based on topics such as homelessness, LGBTQ+ pride, restorative justice, and remote learning and working. Similar to our other programs, Craftivism combines an entertaining activity with important social issues in the events.
Click here to suggest any social issue topics that you’d be interested to see!
What to expect at Craftivism events?
Think Bookclub, but with Movies!
At Craftivism events, you’ll join a community of crafters learning art techniques through hands-on fun projects with free materials while learning about important issues!
After signing up for the free virtual Craftivism event, you will receive a package in the mail shipped free that contains all the materials needed to create the project.
On the day of the event, you will receive an email from Eventbrite letting you know the link is live. After connecting through the link, the event will begin promptly at 6:30pm.
At the event, a member of the Inform Your Community team will guide you step by step to create the work of art for that event’s specific project. There will be a completed project on display that you will be able to follow along with. But, to suit your preferences, style, and inner artist’s vision, you will be able to adapt your particular art project as desired while you learn the technique
While learning the art technique the event’s co-facilitators will also discuss the event’s topic using Inform Your Community’s curriculum. Check out the curriculum for our previously discussed issues [link].
"Creativity is intelligence having fun."
"Painting is just another way of keeping a diary"
Japanese Multimedia Artist
"Art is my life and my life is art.”
Keith Newhouse of the Newhouse Creative Group discussed by his children's book My Tio's Pulse about the Orlando Pulse nightclub murders.
Keith is likeminded with Inform Your Community because hew news the best way to discuss difficult topics as to bring the fun!
Apparently it runs in the family, because his father Mark Newhouse co-facilitated our Jewish Culture craftivism event!
1) Who can attend Craftivism events?
Due to the nature of curriculum content and materials used, Craftivism events are for adults only.
2) How do I register for Craftivism events?
You can register to attend Craftivism events on the Events page on the Inform Your Community website or on Eventbrite.
3) When and where do Craftivism events take place?
All of our events are virtual and take place **once a month(??). For specific dates and times, please visit the Events page on our website.
4) Is there a fee to participate in Craftivism events?
There are no fees. All of Inform Your Community events are FREE.
5) Do I need to purchase any materials to participate in Craftivism events?
All materials are provided by Inform Your Community at no additional cost. FREE craft materials and FREE shipping. Since the kits are mailed to you, please make sure you sign up early to make sure that you receive your materials on time.
**Do we want to say instead of ‘early’ - ‘please make sure you sign up at least a week before the event’...
6) What happens if I register for an event and I’m unable to attend?
If you register for a Craftivism event and are unable to attend, no worries. The events are recorded and posted on our website for viewing. You will also receive a post event email that will have a video of the event and infographic of our curriculum on the issue. You will still receive the craft kit as you register one week in advance for the event. You can follow along with the craft materials mailed to you even if you watch the event on YouTube afterwards.
7) What if I registered and have not received my materials in the mail?
**I added this question and do not know the answer to this. I took a stab** ; )
If you registered at least a week in advance for the event and did not receive your package (??can they email the org?). If all else fails, you can still join in the event as you will still be able to have fun as a group, learn the technique, and complete the project with your own materials at home.
Same for those who do not register at least a week in advance. Please feel free to still register and join the live group for some fun. You will be able to learn the technique and complete the project with your own materials at home.
And remember, you will all receive the post email that will have video of the event where you will be able to acquire a list of materials needed to make future projects on your own after mastering the new art technique you will learn.
8) Will I be able to make additional crafts after the event?
Absolutely! Once you register for the event, your kit will come with a list of materials to create the specific project. Whether you attend the event live, or follow the post video on YouTube, you will be learning a specific skill that will enable you to make future projects on your own.
9) Can I view past Craftivism Events?
**THIS ANSWER NEEDS WORK…I think the thought was to link previous YouTube videos to the events page.
Absolutely! For past events go to the Event page on our website (and use craftivism events and we can link youtube videos to them.
10) Can I suggest event topics and social issues?
Yes! We are open to suggestions. Click here (LINK) to fill out our interest survey.
11) How can I learn more about other event topics and social issues?
Visit our Get Informed page on the Inform Your Community website to learn about other social issues we have discussed at our events.
12) How do I support Inform Your Community?
**What about How do I volunteer? - Is that in the link they will click on? I could have missed it on the website when looking.
Your support is invaluable to us! Click here (LINK) to learn more about how to support us and donate.
13) How do I find out more about Inform Your Community?
For additional FAQ questions about Inform Your Community click here (LINK).