Training Artists for Justice Program

December 04, 2017

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.

Selection Criteria

We welcome applications from artists of all artforms(visual, performing, literary, etc.) and all ages. To be clear, we're looking for candidates who respect all voices, trust the process, and commit to learning together from each other, no matter their artform or age.

Applicants will be evaluated based on:

  • Clarity of commitment to using art for social impact;
  • Merit of past artistic work;
  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively;
  • Rootedness in a community to which you're accountable;
  • Readiness / resilience to make the most of this program.

Selection Process

The selection process is simple and straightforward:

  • Fill out the online application. Applications will be accepted until December 15th;
  • An esteemed panel of practitioners (our Assessors, listed below) will select finalists from the online applications;
  • Finalists will be invited for an in-person interview with the Assessors in mid-January.

For more information and to apply, click here.