Arts Activist and Founder
Hi! My name is Crystal Meneses and I am an arts activist in Oregon. You might be wondering, "What is an arts activist?" An arts activist is a person who activates arts in their community. A news reporter gave me this title and I have decided to go with it!! I have been organizing arts in community for the past 20+ years and now want to guide others in how to activate arts in their communities. I am a creative of many disciplines including music, visual arts, and writing. Activate Arts is a non-profit platform that I use to guide arts activists of all ages. This website is a home for my personal arts activism, community projects, and interdisciplinary arts community partnerships that focus on social justice. My wish is that this becomes a space for arts activists in Oregon to grow, share, collaborate, and inspire action. If you are an individual artist, community organization, or arts activist that needs organizational support, consultation, or advocacy/guidance I am here to listen and companion your arts activation in community!