VOTESart uses music to promote voter registration and civic engagement.
We are a non-partisan organization that works with musicians to engage their local communities through residencies combining three elements:
1) workshops at local schools with students near voting age that explore creative ways to be politically engaged
2) pop-up concerts in community spaces that connect the shared experience of a public concert with volunteers who register voters
3) house concerts that create a gathering space for local community members to engage in dialogue and create new infrastructure for civic engagement
We find local political organizations and connect them to these residencies wherever and however possible.
We maintain simple and free resources online to enable musicians to create VOTESart residencies in their own communities.
̵̶ Becky Anderson & Alex Fortes, Founding Co-Directors