Join a Center for Artistic Activism Learning Lab – a place where powerful methods are shared, ideas bloom, and old friendships begin.

We offer remote training supported by our tried-and-tested lessons, global team of some of the top practitioners in the world, and the Art of Activism book and workbook. The course is made up of six weekly meetings, very small class sizes, discussions, and exercises, as well as hands-on activities you can do on your own throughout the week.

The Learning Labs are facilitated by an international team of Workshop Leaders. Designed to be conversational, fun, and dynamic, the weekly sessions are accessible, practical, and relevant to people at all levels of experience.

DATE AND TIMES FOR UPCOMING LEARNING LABS

MONDAYS
4:30 pm – 6:30 pm ET
From August 15 to September 19

Workshop Leaders:
Tracy Brown & Rebecca Crawford Muñoz

The application period is closed.

TUESDAYS
9 am – 11 am ET
From September 6 to October 11

Workshop Leaders:
Keyti & Rebecca Crawford Muñoz

The application period is closed.

WEDNESDAYS
12 pm – 2 pm ET
From October 26 to November 30

Workshop Leaders:
Tracy Brown & Alice Yuri

The application period is closed.

WHAT HAPPENS IN A LEARNING LAB?

With the Art of Activism book as our guide, we’ll spend six weeks together connecting, strategizing, brainstorming and being inspired to take our activism to the next level.

Here’s a breakdown of what we’ll cover each week:

Week 1:

  • Why anyone can be an artistic activist 
  • Unpacking our baggage

Week 2: 

  • Examples of artistic activism 
  • Flexing our creative muscles 

Week 3: 

  • The Artistic Activism Process Model – a method to the madness
  • What lessons can we learn from history

Week 4: 

  • The power of C/culture
  • How to connect and change minds (really)

Week 5: 

  • Overcoming fear of change
  • How to craft strong goals, objectives, strategies and tactics

Week 6:

  • Staying true to our values
  • Achieving utopia

APPLYING

All are welcome to apply. Class sizes are limited, but sessions will be run throughout the year. Special consideration is given to those working organizations supporting U.S. democracy. The application form is below.

The application period for all Learning Labs is currently closed.

COST

The Center for Artistic Activism is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to making all of our programs and resources accessible for all. To do that, we rely on the support of our community. For Learning Labs, the suggested donation range is $150-$500. However, no one will ever be turned away for lack of funds. We understand that not everyone can make a donation, but for those who can, please consider making a tax-deductible gift to the Center at the end of your session. We know you will find great value in this experience. And we believe there is enough wealth, privilege, and altruism in our world for some participants to donate more so that others can access this program and keep it going!

Each Learning Lab costs about $6,000 to run. So the mid-range to the higher end of our suggested donation range reflects the actual cost of the class.

MEET OUR WORKSHOP LEADERS

TRACY BROWN is an Independent Curator, Artivist (Artistic Activist) and Capacity Building Consultant. Tracy is a seasoned visual artist and community worker who was born in San Francisco and has worked in communities of color all over the world.

REBECCA CRAWFORD MUÑOZ is a writer, storyteller and facilitator who thrives most in the in-between spaces. Born with an insatiable curiosity and trained in public health, she’s worked around the world to flip power structures that hold communities back from social change.

Alice Yuri

ALICE YURI has ten years of experience as a feminist educator, researcher and cultural worker. She has developed and led various film & media training programmes, courses and workshops for NGOs, activists, representatives of LGBTQI+, migrant and refugee communities and persons with disabilities.

KEYTI is based in Senegal. He is a trainer and mentor at the Center for Artistic Activism. Over the past three years, he has been a Lead Mentor on Regional Creative Hubs, a massive project to combat corruption through Art Action Academies in the West Balkans and West Africa.