Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre

Guante is a hip hop artist, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, activist, and educator based in Minneapolis. See for more, or @elguante on Twitter.

Artist-Activist Partnerships: Five Tips for Booking Your Benefit

There has always been an important relationship between social movements and the arts. Artists frame political ideas in concrete and engaging ways. They use their networks to publicize and strengthen campaigns. When artists and activists work together in an organic, intentional, mutually beneficial way, they have the power to turn social movements into social/cultural movements—to change not just circumstances but hearts and minds as well.