About us

The Arts of Resistance is a project born from a vision to connect two worlds - those of the arts and those of social movements. From our point of view, the cultural scene of the Netherlands/Amsterdam is dominated by commercial and elitist programming and most of the institutions generally separate arts and music from substantive and critical debates. We think it is high time to propose a different way of being together. With many great examples from our history until now, revolutionary artists have provided energy and inspiration for countless social movements and helped spread their message to the masses. The power of a movement exists by the grace of the people who are active in it, by their health, happiness and mutual connection. Through the medium of the arts, we aim to build a vibrant community of artists and social movements that can strengthen each other and help propel the world towards a more just future. Arts of Resistance is a collaboration between Aralez, Afrogrooves, Afrispectives and Linangan


Afrogrooves is a growing community of people with a shared love of West-African music.

Aralez is a pan-decolonial network
& grassroots organization
based in Amsterdam.

Afrispectives is a Dutch based non-profit platform by and for people of African and Afro-Caribbean descent.
Linangan is a collective of activists, artists, and cultural workers committed to inform the Dutch public about the situation in the Philippines.


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