The Genesis Collective Creatives Podcast

Beaver County’s first and only podcast supporting local artists, celebrating art, and building community through creativity.

Disruptive Art Series

Episode 22: Creative Advocacy

On episode 22 of The Genesis Collective Creatives Podcast, we talk with Daniel Rossi-Keen about the concept, practice, hope and possibilies of Creative Advocacy: “A public and intentional form of engagement that employs artistic practice to disrupt prevailing narratives and strengthen community movement toward an identified goal.”

This episode of The Genesis Collective Creators Podcast was produced by The Social Voice Project for The Genesis Collective. Host: Kevin Farkas. Guest: Daniel Rossi-Keen. Disruptive Art Series. Podcast producer, sound editor: Kevin Farkas. Executive Producer: The Genesis Collective. Sounds: Steel Veins, Louis Berger (“Legendary”), The Undeserving (“There’s Nothing Else”), Ethan Hawke (“Give yourself permission to be creative”). © ℗ The Genesis Collective. All rights reserved.

Artist Playlist

Inspired by community reaction to the documentary film, Boom & Bust, which wrestles with industrial development in Beaver County, six artists produced original work to help achieve campaign goals of building greater awareness, providing onramps to participation, and creating spaces for intersectional strategies around the issues. Beyond Rust is an artists’ response to industrial development in Beaver County. An interactive exhibit was held with ongoing content distribution and community engagement strategies deployed. (Source: New Sun Rising)

In the Creative Advocacy Playbook, New Sun Rising and RiverWise explore the importance of growing cultural capital as a strategy for building community agency and power.  We seek to understand and demonstrate how proactive creative advocacy strategies can function as a tool for changing community mindset around an identified matter, shifting both how the community thinks about itself and the way it acts in light of those shifts in thinking. In so doing, we hope to encourage stakeholders to deploy analog and digital strategies that disrupt the false and unhelpful narratives that predictably accompany community decline while building the resources and capacity to grow in self-directed ways as a result. The Playbook serves as both an educational and practical resource, helping community catalysts and creatives effectively plan and implement their advocacy campaigns.



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The Genesis Collective Creatives Podcast is Beaver County’s first and only podcast supporting local artists, celebrating art, and building community through creativity. The podcast presents local artist profiles, conversations about art, public art features, and news about art events and activities. The podcast produces episodes for a number of special projects: Artist Conversation Series, Disruptive Art Series, Connection Art to Funding Series, Black Creatives in Beaver County Series, and our Featured Artists & Events SeriesThe Genesis Collective serves as the podcast’s executive producer. It is produced in partnership with The Social Voice Project. 


Kevin Farkas hosts The Genesis Collective Creatives Podcast. He is a founding creative advisor of The Genesis Collective, and also the founder and executive producer of The Social Voice Project. He has an academic background in art history and the philosophy of aesthetics, but his key interest is in critical analysis of art, creativity, language, and society.