The ACP mission is to support new modes of public thought and social action that increase opportunities for everyday people to pursue their mutual well being. ACP develops strategies and techniques that use Art and New Media as principle tools for social action. Through its work, ACP as a catalyst inspires people to self-organize, initiate, implement and sustain social actions. ACP provides tools, strategic frameworks and networks that support socially opportunistic activism or people using whatever they have to catalyze, facilitate and connect with each other to cause social change. ACP demands that social thought and political power be accessible to all members of society. ACP calls this paradigm, accessible rarity. Accessible rarity takes what is rare and exclusive to some and makes it accessible to everyone.
ACP activities engage large and diverse groups of people to work non-hierarchically and collaboratively on social actions in their communities and on the Internet. The ACP focus begins in communities where adverse social, political and economic conditions undermine opportunities for people to attain well being.
Mutual well being is when all people are able to benefit mutually from nature�s resources, technological advances and human progress.
When the cost of one person�s advancement does not come at the expense of others.
ACP was started in 2004 by independent filmmaker Linda Goode Bryant and a group of volunteers who believe art and new media are our 21st century tools for causing change.
With images and sounds we create we don�t have to rely on others to tell our stories, represent our interests, act on our behalf. We can do it ourselves! And we can reach and work with people all over the world without leaving our chairs.
With a pen, pad and postage stamp, your cell phone, smart phone and mouse, you can create your own messages and document events and present them to the world over ACP�s websites and in public installations in ACP cities. As we grow in numbers, our images and our sounds � the people�s voices � will be everywhere in our communities, throughout our nation and the world.
In ACP cities, you can be part of Open Caucus and Action Cooperatives to start change with images, sounds and actions that improve our mutual well-being. You can stop at the ACP People�s Video Stand in your community to add your perspectives and actions on Causing Change videos.