Arts & Social Justice Fellowship

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Applications now open!

Deadline extended to January 2. 

The Arts and Social Justice Fellowship (ASJF), presented by Strathmore with Core Partner Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company,  supports youth leadership and vision at the intersection of arts and social change. 

Applications for the 2023 Arts & Social Justice Fellowship program will be accepted until January 2.

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The fellowship centers youth leadership, young people’s vision of the future, and building community in the face of crisis. It was created in 2021 as part of Strathmore and Woolly’s co-presentation of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower by Toshi Reagon and Bernice Johnson Reagon—and seeks to identify the next generation of artists whose activism reflects Butler’s dynamic lineage. Learn more about the inaugural 2022 ASJF class and explore their culminating projects.

In its second year, the fellowship will broaden to include study of a series of performances taking place at each presenting institution. Performances will be accompanied by a thematic workshop, discussion, and artistic response exercise. Students will meet in person at the performances and for one workshop between each performance. Meetings will alternate between in-person and virtual. The performance list is below. Fellows are required to attend all performances not marked as optional.

Arts and Social Justice Fellows receive support to further develop their analysis around social justice and systems change and build a unique vision for how they want to harness their artistry to intervene in the crises facing our world. Participants develop leadership skills, connect with networks of other students and professionals with similar interests, and grow their capacity to drive projects from start to finish.

This program is made possible with generous support from the Dr. Allen A.B. Herman Fund 

Artwork by Doudgy (Dew the Artist) Charmant 

Program & Application Information

Arts & Social Justice Fellowship 2022 Explore Highlights from the Inaugural Class

In July 2022, the inaugural class presented their culminating projects in a fascinating multi-media experience.

Their research and reflection covered Butler's Parable novels, as well as many other works and creators including Audre Lorde, Sonic Youth, Terence Trent D’Arby, Danez Smith, Robin DiAngelo, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, the film Sorry to Bother You, TV show American Gods, and more.

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Arts & Social Justice Fellowship 2022 Explore Highlights from the Inaugural Class

In July 2022, the inaugural class presented their culminating projects in a fascinating multi-media experience.

Their research and reflection covered Butler's Parable novels, as well as many other works and creators including Audre Lorde, Sonic Youth, Terence Trent D’Arby, Danez Smith, Robin DiAngelo, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, the film Sorry to Bother You, TV show American Gods, and more.

LEARN MORE