What can happen in a FUTURES/forward community-engaged arts mentorship during COVID-19? Read on to find out! In this series of blogs, we will post Q&As with featured mentees. FUTURES/forward Mentee: Aquil Virani, May to September, 2020, men……read more

What can happen in a FUTURES/forward community-engaged arts mentorship? Read on to find out! In this series of blogs, we will post Q&As with featured mentees. FUTURES/forward Mentee: Alyssa Harms-Wiebe, May to September 2020, mentored by Dr……read more

Possibility and Radical Change

April 20, 2020 by Judith Marcuse, Founder and Co-Director, ICASC
Featured, News
As we face the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, more aware than ever of how we are both connected to and disconnected from each other, I send all best wishes for your good health and that of all in your circles. As we adapt and try to live as fully and kindly as we can, I offer some thou……read more

What are other countries' governments doing for arts and culture in response to COVID-19 impacts? This blog post (from Australia) does a pretty good job of providing updated information on what other governments around the world are doing to support arts and culture during the CO……read more

Love in the Time of COVID-19

March 24, 2020 by ICASC
Featured, News
Community-engaged Art for Social Change (ASC) in the Time of COVID-19 We at ICASC hope that everyone reading this note is healthy and weathering the emotional, economic and creative challenges of this pandemic. The ASC community is resilient and innovative; our skills and ways……read more

FUTURES/forward is Launched!

March 3, 2020 by ICASC
COMMUNITY-ENGAGED ARTS + MENTORSHIP + CLIMATE ACTION = FUTURES/forward MENTORSHIP PROGRAM! → Are you an early to mid-career community-engaged artist who would benefit from the support of a senior ASC artist? Are you passionate about climate justice? → Are you a seasoned community-engaged a……read more

The ASC! Research Project Final Report is Out!

October 17, 2019 by ICASC/ASC! Project
ASC!, News, Reports, Resource
Check out the new ASC! Project's final report! In 2013, a national team of academic researchers and community partner organizations, hosted by SFU’s International Centre of Art for Social Change ( received a $2.5 million grant from the Social Sciences and Hum……read more

ASC Partnerships Blog Series Post #11 (wrap up): Why Partnering Matters

August 15, 2019 by Tracey Leacock and Judith Marcuse
In this blog series, we’d like to seed conversations about what meaningful community-engaged participatory arts for social change (ASC) partnerships can look like, how they can be effective and enriching, while also discussing some of the challenges and difficulties. The co……read more

Check out the ASC! research project video, Social Circus in Québec: anatomy of a socially engaged arts program, created by Jennifer Beth Spiegel and Flick Harrison! Regarder Cirq……read more

Check out this latest addition from the ASC! research project! The Art for Social Change (ASC) Web: an online interactive teaching and learning resource for community-engaged participatory arts ASC! researc……read more



News, articles, events and more in your inbox twice a year!

Newsletter archive


However you support ICASC, you will be helping to create social change! Become a Friend of ICASC with an annual donation of at least $15. Official receipts for tax purposes are provided promptly.