….wild is the wind…creative free speech is the seed….
Current project: ”Nothing Left to Burn”
”Nothing Left to Burn!” 藝術抗議 (since 2012)
will be a Cultural Weekend Annually will the Bombed out Church (St Luke’s Church Liverpool)
hosted by Urban Strawberry Lunch
presented by Team Robbo and Yu
(as a regular event of Iprotest Arts)
There will be the endlessly edgy creative talents from Liverpool fusing with Global Creative Talents,
set in the amazing Bombed Out Church, carefully restored by Urban Strawberry Lunch to create a citadel of Creative Activities, with the branding input and large scale events management style of Team Robbo and Yu
which evolved into a global phenomena of Team Rex arts exhibitions in 2012.
Iprotest Arts was initiated as a series of Arts based events spreading globally by word-of-mouth
that invites young talented artists to participate in different peaceful arts events.
The only currency we deal in are Raw Talents.
Our main mission is to “give opportunities” where there were none; to follow our passion for the arts “for arts sake”.
“Being original is the best thing you can ever be in life.”
Some events will still be organised with the branding of “Iprotest Arts” where it is appropriate and where the use of such names would not cause difficulties for the artists in some countries where creative free speech is not freely celebrated.
IProtest Not-for-Profit 2011-2012 is a UK based charity that was set up to encourage Creative Free Speech. It began as a concept between a group of London Protestors during the season of the Jasmine Revolution in 2011. Frankie Stein, a member of the former Colony Room who was heavily involved in the first Punk scene of London and lend her own historic resonance to the movement. The first iProtest preview exhibition was tested out with Art created by Cecilia.W.Yu, a photograph by Stephane Grand , and some contextual open-source images. The event was supported by Betta Kultcha which is a culture based community event, all about letting people talk about their “passions in life” without selling to anyone. The venue was donated by the historic Corn Exchange in Leeds, at the same time as street arts exhibitions were continuously being exhibited in the protest scenes of London. Since its inception in July 2011, iProtest has been included in the Dove Charitable Giving Lists and formed a strong arts-based collaboration with Yala-Youth Leaders in Isreal+Palestine with a view to mentoring several of their programs centered around their FC Barcelona Youth for Peace Soccer camps and Photography competitions for promising young Middle Eastern artists. Iprotest celebrate Creative Free Speech across all cultural, social & political barriers and believe in a Peaceful Sustainable Cultural development for this planet. We are currently in talks with the London City Council to secure a venue for London 2012 with a view to create the first iProtest Arts Culture tour. At the same time we are doing a number of community events in Liverpool, Leeds, London and globally; possibly including a future curation project with American Visual Arts Guild.
As of 14 April 2012, Sustain-Able has agreed to be part of the Nobel Women Initiative
that will be launched their campaign of
“Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict”
in May 2012
following the initiative set out by Nobel Laureate Jody Williams & Global Social Entrepreneur Lynn Twist
during the Inspiring Women Summit 2012.