An artist manifesto is a public declaration of the intentions, policies, goals or opinions of an artist or movement. It’s  a means of expressing and publicising the ideas of an artist and often wider issues like the need for a revolution, freedom of expression and a change in society.

Artist manifestos aspire to be works of art in their own right; for instance, many manifesto writers intend for their texts to be performed. Other manifestos cannot be fully appreciated simply as written statements because they rely heavily on how the emotions are expressed and communicated.</