These artists would probably not consider themselves creativity activists,but I have this page for inspiration. Artists, do their thing, and it just so happens to help, In my opinion.
You cannot help but have chicken skin when you see this video of Hawaiian musicians led by Kumu Hina Wong-Kalu, who wrote the mele about protecting Mauna Kea from further desecration.
I had heard of this artist, but learned a lot by listening to a podcast, the Fearless Storyteller, in which he was interviewed. It was around the time that I was redesigning my website to focus on Creativity Activism. I have personally met all the other artists on this page, and Makana is the first that I don't know personally (yet). What he embodies is exemplary of what I mean by creative activism. Going to his website, on his Kuleana page, I found there's so much he has done in this realm. My goodness, from Mauna Kea (of course) to going to Russia to understand nuclear proliferation, to protests against Monsanto, and so much more - this man is incredible, He's turned down major industry contracts so that he could follow his na'au (gut, instinct) on what he wanted to do with his music. On his About page, he describes his philosophy, which has been an "unorthodox journey of using my art to inspire the change I want to witness in our world. For it is said: giving never leaves one with less, and the principle of Makana- a gift given freely- has brought me a richer life than I could have ever dreamed."
I have heroes in this field that I call Creativity Activism. They donʻt call it that, they just do their thing, be it art, writing, music. There are SOOO many and the task is huge, but I will start with people I have personally met. My intention is to shine a spotlight on them to serve as examples for ME (and hopefully for you) of who I want to be as an artist. Itʻs not just about skill, but about their skill AND vision (though they may not see it that way.)