the art rebellion


The art rebellion is an independent media venture focused on the stories of artist-activists in underreported communities across the U.S. Their goal is to build community through profiles and service journalism that help grassroots artists and arts organizations create change and advocate for a more just world.

Makeda Easter, founder of the art rebellion, is an arts journalist based in Los Angeles. She's currently building a media platform dedicated to artist activists across the U.S. called the art rebellion. Previously, she worked as a staff reporter at the Los Angeles Times where she covered the intersection of the arts and identity. While there, she wrote about street dance activists who use Black social dances to fight racism, a Native playwright whose most successful work skewers white wokeness and the impact of COVID-19 on artists who are incarcerated. She has won several L.A. Press Club awards and a project she led on how social media is democratizing the dance industry won an Online Journalism Award in 2020. Makeda is also an adjunct journalism instructor at the University of Southern California.

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