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Creative Citizens in Action

Pandemic Artifacts is a zine of student work that attempts to capture this unique moment in history when words often fall short. Similar to the 1906 San Francisco earthquake that gave birth to our college, we are being challenged to reimagine what creating and making in a pandemic looks like. This digital time capsule features a wonderful collection of creatives who capture the unique perspective of our community, informed by both the uncommon experience each of us are living through and the shared values we hold at CCA.

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Creative Citizens in Action (CCA@CCA) is a college-wide initiative that promotes creative activism and democratic engagement through public programs, exhibitions, and curriculum connections.

Founded in 2018, the initiative grew out of CCA’s collaboration with alumni Hank Willis Thomas and For Freedoms during fall 2018, and is being expanded based on a shared desire by CCA students, faculty, and staff for more connected programming related to art, activism, social justice, democratic engagement, and current events.

At CCA, we are committed to working with faculty, staff, students and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting, more information below.

This program is funded by a new endowment gift to launch The Deborah and Kenneth Novack Creative Citizens Series, an annual series of public programs focused on creative activism that spans the disciplines of art, design, architecture, and writing. CCA@CCA is overseen by the Exhibitions & Public Programming department in partnership with Student Affairs, Libraries, Academic Divisions, Communications, and faculty. Please contact with any questions.

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CCA@CCA Artwork Campaign

We may be physically distant, but we are united through our work as CREATIVE CITIZENS IN ACTION. Join us by exploring artwork and poster designs by CCA students, faculty, staff, and alumni that express creative activism and promote democratic participation in the lead-up to Election Day and beyond.


Check back regularly to learn about new events in the The Deborah and Kenneth Novack Creative Citizens Series!


View recordings of past CCA@CCA events.


Apply for funding and explore opportunities to organize or participate in CCA@CCA programming.

Leading Change

Strategies for online learning and art activism compiled by Sam Vernon.

Voting Resources

At CCA, we’re committed to working with students, faculty, staff, and election officials to reduce barriers to student voting. See the steps the college is taking to increase voting access and turnout for its community.

Faculty Projects

We are happy to announce the Creative Citizens in Action (CCA@CCA) Faculty Micro Grant Awards for spring 2021. These micro grants will support course efforts tied to democratic engagement, and project outcomes will be featured within the CCA@CCA Program Series.


Browse courses that build students' skills in creative activism and civic engagement.

Creative Accord

CCA’s Creative Accord is a cultural and ethical touchstone for all members of the CCA community. This collective agreement allows us to hold each other accountable and gives us something to aspire to as a creative community.