Are you an artist who wants to fight for justice?
Our training program equips you with the skills to make art for social impact.
Over fifteen weeks, you’ll build deep friendships and collaborate with other artists of diverse backgrounds; learn about the history, techniques, and strategies of art-based activism and organizing; and gain valuable skills as an artist-in-residence with a grassroots justice campaign. You’ll also learn a lot about yourself as a person and how you can do this work in a spiritually grounded and emotionally resilient way.
Upon completion of the program, you’ll have the opportunity to earn money facilitating a future cohort of the program, leading workshops for other organizations and youth programs, and/or working on larger projects and campaigns.
NOTE: This program is open to artists of all artforms, e.g. performance, visual, literary, etc.
Meet our 2018 Mixed Cohort
TAHIRAH ALEXANDER GREEN
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Photo credits: Nando Álvarez and Dejah Greene
Are you a Muslim artist?
Check out our Muslim cohort if you'd like to exclusively work with other Muslim artists. Otherwise, keep reading...
Our 2018 Mixed Cohort
What you'll learn
This training program was created by and for artists, so we focus on the most important skills you need to make social impact with your art. We don’t want to waste anyone’s time. Our three core areas of practice are:
As artists, everything we create reflects who we are. By the end of the program, you’ll know why you care about justice; what sacred practices sustain you when things get hard; and how your identity shapes the way you do this work.
As artists, we have tools that others don’t. By the end of the program, you’ll be able to create high quality art with purpose and impact using a variety of art-based activism and organizing techniques to advance social change.
As artists, we can’t just talk, we have to take action. By the end of the program, you’ll have worked with other artists and activists to design, implement, and evaluate a large-scale project as an artist-in-residence with a grassroots justice campaign.
Current and past partners include:
Meet our Assessors
Vocalist, Organizer, Facilitator
Poet, Activist, Breakdancer
Visual Artist, Activist, Teacher
Manissa Maharawal, PhD.
Poet, Activist, Professor