The last five and a half years have felt like we’ve been pulled into a reality we didn’t choose but have to navigate through nonetheless. How do we not only get out of this horribl...02 January, 2021 Narratives
A diverse trio of young and outspoken artist-activists shared their vision for a more just and imaginative world shortly before Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter uprisings. As th...31 August, 2020 Movements
Based out of Atlanta, Georgia, birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement and one of the most diverse cities in the nation, Be The Green is a creative grassroots campaign launched las...05 May, 2020 Movements
When Hurricane Sandy struck the East Coast in November 2012, it completely changed New York artist and director Sarah Cameron Sunde’s perception of time, duration, and scale. 36.5 ...06 November, 2019 Works
Music is familiar, accessible, and—for most people—much easier to relate to than articles or lectures about the climate crisis. The ClimateMusic Project harnesses this universal la...04 November, 2019 Works
Last week, the Sierra Club announced that they are looking for artists to help imagine the Green New Deal. They are asking for all submissions by November 6, and we will offer exci...01 November, 2019 What's Happening
Be The Green is a cool new grassroots creative campaign to communicate the Green New Deal to all communities. They just launched their first challenge asking film makers and videog...07 October, 2019 What's Happening
Just in time for the Global Climate Strike, Art.350.org's Green New Deal Arts Kit comes as the perfect tool to help people carry the Green New Deal message in the streets. Through ...25 September, 2019 What's Happening
You don't have to go all the way back to the New Deal era to see government sponsored inspirational art. Way back in the future of 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Ene...05 September, 2019 Works
The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture is hosting “Artists Unite for a Green New Deal”— a summer call series for anyone looking to get informed, inspired, connected, and engaged. ...21 August, 2019 What's Happening
Taking style inspiration from the original posters of the WPA, the Creative Action Network's Green New Deal designs advocate for solutions on climate change, employment inequality,...03 August, 2019 Works
The idea for a creative hub to turn an iconic paean to fear into a playfully subversive ode to possibility originated in November 2018 when an inspired new crop of young activists from the nascent Sunrise Movement, joined by freshmen representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib, burst onto the national scene by storming House Speaker-to-be Pelosi’s office to demand a Select Committee for a Green New Deal.
The thinking went that for the proposed structural and societal transformations to become a reality they would have to be powered by a collective shift in consciousness. And what better way to inspire a new way of looking at things than to showcase the creative expressions and endeavors that shine a light on what’s possible.
The project began to take shape during a Green New Deal Create-a-thon a month after House Resolution 109 — “Recognizing the duty of the Federal Government to create a Green New Deal” — was released in February 2019. During a weekend of collective brainstorming, a team of visionaries fleshed out the framework for The Art of the Green New Deal as a journal of culture shift that would collect and chronicle the creative endeavors in support of the adoption and implementation of Green New Deal programs.
Throughout 2019, a core group of volunteer curators got to work on developing the design and content for the initial manifestation of the journal that you can enjoy on these pages. The Art of the Green New Deal — or TAO the GND as we like to call it — launched in November 2019, just in time for the one year anniversary of the now legendary march on Nancy Pelosi’s office.
Read the entire TAO the GND creation story here.