Art is My Occupation


New York, 10003
United States
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Art is My Occupation (AMO) offers direct support to artists and cultural workers dedicated to advancing the stories, struggles and ideas of the 99%. Directly engaged with occupy and other grassroots movements, AMO provides support to cultural workers who seek to impact the national conversation on the Economy, including production grants, distribution, and PR support. AMO aims to support artists across a diverse spectrum of artforms, from visual art to music to public interventions to videos to street theatre and more, while creating a national network of artists focused on exposing the real costs of the current crisis and envisioning a future that puts people before profits.
AMO features several projects on their website here are a few that address issues of economic injustice from trade policy to foreclosure and homelessness:
New E-Comic Tells Story Of Chicago NATO Protests
Humanizing The Occupy Movement: Portraits of the 99 Percent
Indignados in New York: The Indig-Nación Newspaper and Outreach Project
Occupy Minneapolis Posting "For Squat" Posters On Abandoned Buildings.