The Artivism (Art + Activism) afterschool program gives young people the opportunity to explore art and community participation as a tool for social action and change. Participating youth will learn research skills based on principles of Participatory Action Research, and will learn the histories of art and social justice movements.


Participating youth will return to a neighborhood where Groundswell has partnered to create murals to deepen their engagement with the community. They will apply their learnings to engage community members to identify, plan and facilitate programs to activate the space, and explore the radical possibilities unleashed by creative, community-based arts and performance.