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.
A manifesto asks the question, ‘What do you believe?’ Outline what you as an individual artist or collective believe then narrow it down to specific objectives related to larger principles.
HERE ARE LINKS TO SOME EXEMPLARY ARTIST & ARTIST COLLECTIVE MANIFESTOS