About us

Art Threat is your guide to political art and cultural policy. We write about art that seeks to interpret, influence, or reflect upon society. We discuss policy as it pertains to culture. And we showcase artists whose work inspires social change.

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We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts which last year invested $20.1 million in writing and publishing throughout Canada.


Rob Maguire

Editor / Founder

Rob Maguire is a Vancouver-based arts marketer with a passion for political art. He splits his time between his art print startup, Hugs With Arms, and consulting work with a variety of arts organizations and creative businesses. He also moonlights as the president of Pi Theatre. Find him on Twitter or on a wet ultimate friesbee field near you.



Ezra Winton

Editor / Founder

Ezra Winton is a co-founder and head programmer for Cinema Politica, the largest community and campus-based documentary screening network in the world. He has a PhD in Communication Studies from Carleton University, is a contributing editor at POV Magazine and is a co-editor of Challenge for Change: Activist Documentary at the NFB.


Kristi Kouchakji

Contributing Editors

Kristi Kouchakji is a Film Studies student starting her MA on transmedia activist documentary in the fall. Her other research interests include 9/11, representation in genocide and war crime documentary, and the Kardashian pop culture phenomenon. Secretly, her dream is to time travel to the 1970s and work on the original Muppet Show.



Max Haiven

Max Haiven is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Art History and Critical Studies at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada. He is author of Crises of Imagination, Crises of Power (2014), The Radical Imagination (with Alex Khasnabish, 2014) and Cultures of Financialization (2014).



Current and Past Contributors

Amanda McCuaig, Michael Lithgow, Stefan Christoff, Tyler Morgenstern, Terry Fairman, Anne Cottingham, Matthew Hays, Ian Alan Paul, Julia Pyper, Leslie Dryer, Mel Hogan.