Arts of Resistance

Building a revolutionary arts community, a collaboration between Aralez, Afrogrooves, Afrispectives and Studio/K. Through the medium of the arts, we aim to build a vibrant community of artists and social movements that can strengthen each other and help propel the world towards a more just society.

The Arts of Resistance is a project born from a vision to connect two worlds – those of the arts and those of  social movements. From our point of view, the cultural scene of the Netherlands/Amsterdam is dominated by commercial and elitist programming and most of the institutions generally separate arts and music from substantive and critical debates. We think it is high time to propose a different way of being together. With many great examples from our history until now, revolutionary artists have provided energy and inspiration for countless social movements and helped spread their message to the masses. The power of a movement exists by the grace of the people who are active in it, by their health, happiness and mutual connection. Through the medium of the arts, we aim to build a vibrant community of artists and social movements that can strengthen each other and help propel the world towards a more just future.

Watch Back:
Livecast Arts of Resistance | Protestmuziek tegen racisme, klik here
Festival Arts of Resistance Global South Solidarity, klik here
Livecast Arts of Resistance | Cultureel verzet tegen islamofobie, klik here
Festival Arts of Resistance | Reclaiming the City, klik here

Past events:

How to write revolutionary songs | Arts of Resistance. Datum: 29 augustus. Tijd: 12:00-15:00. Locatie: Studio/K. Klikt hier voor meer info.

– Festival Arts of Resistance With Lowkey (UK), Global South Solidarity | Datum: 28 augustus. Tijd: 19:00-01:00. Locatie: Studio/k. Klik hier voor meer info.

– Cultureel verzet tegen islamofobie | Arts of Resistance. Datum: 13 juli. Tijd: 20:00-21:30. Locatie: Online + fysiek bij Studio/k. Klik hier voor meer info.

– Livecast: Protestmuziek tegen racisme | Arts of Resistance. (language: dutch) Datum: di 15 juni. Tijd: 20:00. Locatie: Studio/K via livestream. Klik hier voor meer informatie.

– Workshop van concept naar campagne – creativiteit in activisme | Arts of Resistance. Datum: 11 juli. Tijd: 12:00-17:00. Locatie: Studio/K. Klik hier voor meer info.

– KILOS-AWIT (Movement-Song): a Creative Integrated Arts Workshop | Arts of Ressistance (english). Date: 29th of May. Time: 15:30 – 18:00. Location: Online/via zoom. Klik here for reservations en info.

– Festival Arts of Resistance
Date: 12 december, location Studio/K, Amsterdam. Type: Mix online & location. Click here for more info.

– Livecast: Geschiedenis van Protestmuziek | Arts of Resistance. (language: dutch) Datum: vr 18 juni. Tijd: 20:30. Locatie: Pakhuis de Zwijger via livestream. Klik hier voor meer informatie en hier om terug te kijken.


Festival Arts of Resistance: location Studio/K, Amsterdam. Type: Mix online & location. Click here for more info.