The League of Creative Interventionists creates unique public art installations that inspire communities to reimagine the social and physical landscapes of their cities.


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The League has chapters around the US and worldwide that incite positive change in their communities through group artistic interventions. 

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Join the movement and we will send you a special digital download of our brand new manifesto. In addition, you will get updates about League projects happening in your city and around the world as well as ways you can engage to create the world you want to see.


2016 League chapter application

We are brining on four new League chapters in 2016. Apply below to have your city be one of them! Applications are due August 15, 2016.

The League of Creative Interventionists is a global network of people working to build community through creativity. In cities around the world, League chapters meet  to carry out a creative intervention in public space that gets strangers talking to each other and makes their city more spontaneous and fun. Each chapter is led by a League Leader, supported by a team consisting of a local Videographer Team Member and Communications Team Member, and joined by League members. 

Leaders will:

  • Devote 3-5 hours a week to being a League Leader for a minimum of 12 months
  • Mobilize diverse communities to break down social barriers and bring people together
  • Organize monthly meetups and brainstorming sessions
  • Organize quartlery interventions
  • Share League chapter updates and interventions online and on your chapter facebook page
  • Attend a quarterly call with fellow League leaders
  • Secure both a Videographer and a Communications Manager to team up with
  • Videographer Team Member (does not need to be a professional) is expected to document all interventions and create short videos to share online
    • Videographer Team Member (does not need to be a professional) is expected to document all interventions and create short videos to share online
    • Communications Team Member is expected to handle social media and all other internal and external communication

Leaders possess:

  • Passion for art, community, and organizing events and projects
  • Strong will to create social and civic change
  •  A diverse network within their city of thinkers and creators
  • Vision to lead a group of creative members, including working closely with a Videographer and Communications Manager

Leaders receive:

  • Access to League chapter assets: website, mailing list, supporting templates for interventions, logo, t-shirts, etc.
  • Opportunity to grow their social and professional network in their city
  • Be at the forefront of a growing creative movement to use public space in new and engaging ways

Apply below! Applications are due by August 15, 2016.

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The League of Creative Interventionists works with community organizations, non-profits, cities, foundations, and more. Let's chat about collaborating. Get in touch at hello@creativeinterventionists.com


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A Manifesto for Creative Revolution

The branches bent up to the sky, aching to dream, or escape the arid desert. I was nine years old on a road trip with my family, teetering on the edge of the Grand Canyon, staring at a short windswept tree, barren of leaves, and existing begrudgingly near the edge of a cliff. I grabbed the camera from the car, lined up the tree in the center of the frame, and clicked. At just nine, I loved to capture what was around me with photography. I had no idea where art would take me.

Macon, Georgia League chapter  painting murals on storefronts after a fire. Photo by Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Macon, Georgia League chapter  painting murals on storefronts after a fire. Photo by Georgia Public Broadcasting.

Three years ago, my path brought me to the stark realization that art can do more than capture. Art can enrapture. Art can be more than something to look at. Art can breathe. Art can move people to create change. I began to practice art that addressed the challenges of people and cities. I began using art to reimagine the social and physical landscapes of our urban areas. I worked with communities to co-create participatory installations, to share and listen to stories, and to play. Quickly recognizing the energy and passion for this movement, I formed the League of Creative Interventionists. The League was a name and an idea to rally around. Energy to capture and then multiply in communities all around the world.

What began as an idea now has chapters in six cities in the US and abroad. People just like you who are seeking revolution, inviting a more vibrant and equitable world. As people stepped up and began chapters in their cities, others swiftly came along to join in. After a fire damaged multiple downtown storefronts in Macon, Georgia, League members pulled together to paint beautiful murals on the boarded up storefront windows, promoting the businesses and displaying the power of art to provide resilience. The Akron, Ohio chapter created a large site-specific and interactive art installation that activated a vacant lot. And in Cologne, Germany, San Francisco, Philadelphia and Detroit, League chapters continually activated public spaces with unique ways for strangers to interact with each other. In every city, chapters found ways to partner with other organizations, using art as a tool for change and supporting a culture of creativity.  

The Akron, Ohio chapter activating a vacant lot with participatory installations.

As the League evolved, I realized art allows us to connect in deep and meaningful ways with ourselves and others. The creativity that we seek to explore and activate is within each of us. It is when we dare to express ourselves fully. It is when we are brave enough to share our hopes, fears and dreams with each other. It is when we create powerful experiences  with our friends and with strangers we have never met. When we open our hearts to this, we set a precedent for ourselves and those around us to shape their lives and their communities. To be filled with compassion. To choose love over fear. To choose connection over isolation. One voice becomes five becomes five hundred. One action becomes many. We create a movement.  

We are dedicated to creating this movement, to boldly reimagining our world with you. In fact, we refuse to do it without you.  You are a unique expression of art that the world is craving. You are never alone in the gallery of life. You are the creative intervention that we seek.  We present this manifesto as a pledge to ignite love, compassion and positive change together, wherever you live. We invite you to read it, yell it as loud as you can, sing it to the trees. Share it with your friends. Click "Join The Movement" and let's create the world we want to live in. We are so excited to have you along on this journey. We are just getting started. Join us.