: activities that relate to influencing the actions and policies of a government or getting and keeping power in a government
: the work or job of people (such as elected officials) who are part of a government
: the opinions that someone has about what should be done by governments : a person’s political thoughts and opinions
Full Definition of politics
1a : the art or science of governmentb : the art or science concerned with guiding or influencing governmental policyc : the art or science concerned with winning and holding control over a government
2: political actions, practices, or policies
3a : political affairs or business; especially : competition between competing interest groups or individuals for power and leadership (as in a government)b : political life especially as a principal activity or professionc : political activities characterized by artful and often dishonest practices
4: the political opinions or sympathies of a person
5a : the total complex of relations between people living in societyb : relations or conduct in a particular area of experience especially as seen or dealt with from a political point of view <office politics> <ethnic politics>
GAPA – the Global Arts and Politics Alliance – brings together a unique mix of artists and individuals involved in the domain of political science. It is the goal of GAPA to unite these two groups in an environment of exchange and creation, to foster political knowledge, artistic creation, as well as “art activism”.
Our goal is to create a network of political artists and knowledge contributors, in which both groups can exchange ideas, collaborate on projects, inspire each other and find friends. GAPA seeks to provide a room for artistic innovation and political discourse. Our aim is to create a bridge between the arts and politics by providing our members with an online network, an annual event as well as with the GAPA Think Tank, which will be producing articles on relevant subjects. Thereby, we would like to do our part in strengthening civil society and creating critical discourse.
Concretely, we want to reach people active in the domain of political science (either academically, as activists or otherwise), as well as all sorts of artists (cartoonists, film-makers, graffiti artists, animators, poets, drawers, anything you can think of) who use their art as a means of political expression, or want to do so.
We are two friends, Gana and Wanda, who together with our Executive Committee of six seek to create a unique place for people to meet and to cooperate with each other. Let’s get political!
GAPA is for everyone who is interested in change-making, either through the domain of art or through some kind of political or activist involvement. It is also for those who are generally interested in and critical of their social, political, economic and cultural status and environment, or those who are curious.
We welcome young people regardless of occupation, status or orientation and particularly encourage members of minorities and disadvantaged or under-represented groups to join our project. The only thing we are not fond of is extremism.
This Post Was Last Updated On: February 04, 2016 By Author: Amir Shehzad