Creativity vs. COVID is an archive of past projects and a spark for what comes next. This page highlights actions you can take on your own or with others. It’s also a bank of information and conversation starters you can use in classes, workshops, or discussions about creative advocacy and health equity.
Make your own intervention.
Build on what we’ve already made by revising projects in the gallery. Or apply our strategies to come up with something totally new. When you’ve made something awesome, document your work and submit it to be included in our expanding exhibit.
Connect with the collective.
Use #FreeTheVaccine to join the conversation on social media. For weekly updates on our work, sign up for our newsletter.
About Social Change
We can each use our creativity, culture, and knowledge to promote social change.
What knowledge, skills, or points of view do you bring to the table?
What’s an example of artistic activism that you find especially striking? Why does it stick with you?
- Webinar series: Center for Artistic Activism Fundamentals
- Catalogue of recent and historical artistic activism: Actipedia.org
- Activity: Imagine You Are a Superhero
- Guide: Storytelling and Social Change, from Working Narratives
Specific tools can strengthen creative advocacy, even in an extraordinary time of distancing and political divisions.
How do Free the Vaccine’s strategies compare to other activist approaches you’ve seen or used?
- Cheatsheet for planning effective creative actions: Step it Up
- Tool: The Five Moral Foundations, on using morality in creative advocacy
- Activity: Imagining Utopia
- Step-by-step guide: Planning A Campaign
About Access to Medicine
Without advocacy and action to make COVID medicine available to all, many people won’t be able to access or afford necessary care.
Who paid for your medicine?
How and when can you access medicines, treatments, and vaccines in your country?
Have you faced challenges in acquiring essential medicines or treatments? Do you know someone who has?
Who decides how much your medicine costs?
How does your university license its biomedical research?
- Overview: How are FTV participants talking about access to medicine?
- Outline and links: Access to Medicine Basics
- Interactive map and database: Tracking Public Investment in Global COVID-19 Research & Development
- TED Talk: Priti Krishtel, “Why are drug prices so high?”
- Podcast: Words to Win By, “Access to Medicines – United States”