Our strategy should be not only to confront the empire but to mock it with our art, our stubbornness, our joy, our brilliance, our sheer relentlessness and our ability to tell our own stories; stories that are different from the ones we're being brainwashed to believe.

-- Arundhati Roy, 2003

Arundhati Roy, who spoke these words so passionately at the World Social Forum in India in 2003, reminds of the power and potential of the arts and the human aesthetic dimension to work as catalysts of knowledge creation, learning, defiance, counter-narratives and imagination.


Community arts, and feminist arts-based adult education and research are important tools, processes and products of creative practice and aesthetic movements for social justice and change. Museums, art galleries and libraries can also be sites of critical and creative adult education.

This website showcases adult education and research projects in communities, museums, libraries and art galleries--the work of women who visually illuminate, aesthetically dissonant, satirically implicate, theatrically expropriate, creatively resonate, and imaginatively educate.

If you wish to have information on a publication or an arts-based learning activity included in this website, please contact us.