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. 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.
The fellowship is open to students in grades 9-12 based in D.C., Maryland, or Virginia. In its third year, fellows will attend performances at a number of regional venues, engage in thematic workshops with mentors and their peers, and create final projects exploring issues of importance to them through media of their choosing. Events will take place January through July 2024.
There is no cost to participate. Fellows receive a $750 stipend to support the creation of their final projects, and are matched with professional artist mentors. Learn more about the inaugural ASJF class and explore their culminating projects.
This program is made possible with generous support from the Dr. Allen A.B. Herman Fund