The Creative Instigator’s Handbook

By (author): Leanne Prain

From the co-creator of the seminal craftivism book Yarn Bombing: a guide for creatives to making impactful, socially engaged art projects.

Flash mobs come and go, but purposeful creativity can change communities. Are you a creative (aspiring or otherwise) who is curious about how you can apply your skills to activist, socially engaged art projects? Whether you paint, sew, sing, build, weld, or rhyme, The Creative Instigator’s Handbook explores how to take that big project you’ve been dreaming about and actually make it happen.

In response to the challenging times that we live in, The Creative Instigator’s Handbook will inspire readers to use their creativity to spur change in the world around them. Guiding readers through the various aspects of a project from ideation to final documentation, the book examines the relationship between creative leadership, community art projects, and social justice, and includes the perspectives of 23 creative instigators who have stretched the boundaries of what “art” should or shouldn’t do.

The Creative Instigator’s Handbook will appeal to creatives willing to expand their comfort zones by jumping into the fray and doing some outrageous, inspired rabble-rousing of their very own.

Full-colour throughout.


Leanne Prain

Leanne Prain helps communities connect through creative ideas. A writer, speaker and certified design professional, her previous books include Yarn Bombing: The Art of Crochet & Knit Graffiti (with Mandy Moore) (now available in a tenth-anniversary edition), and Strange Material: Storytelling through Textiles. Her latest book The Creative Instigator’s Handbook: A DIY Guide to Making Social Change through Art will publish in 2022.


A colourful guide that highlights people already using art for activism while laying out steps for readers to begin their own journey toward social change. –Vancouver Sun


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272 Pages
8.00in * 8.50in * .75in


April 19, 2022


Arsenal Pulp Press



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