Empowering Emerging Social Justice Artists

2024 Center Fellowship Recipients Have Been Selected

Our Mission

The Center for Arts + Social Justice’s mission is to support, equip and elevate the impact of emerging artists in their communities for social good.


It’s important to inspire questions. When people ask questions, they inherently link a part of themselves to a topic. We need those connections to be made because they’re a part of engagement, and we’re at a critical time where we need everyone to be engaged for the environment.

Thammika Songkaeo

| 2022 International MFA in Creative Writing & Literary Translation

As a designer it’s exciting to have a seat at the table where a lot of change can happen in terms of accessibility and otherwise. I get to see my work directly affect my community basically whenever I leave my home.

Lex Poolos

| 2020 MFA in Graphic Design

Art is change. Art is a catalyst for organizing and moving people to action. Art has the power to reflect / reimagine / articulate people’s narratives and lifeworlds, especially those whose stories have been erased, exploited, or ignored.

Kei Slaughter

| 2013 MFA in Music Composition

2023-24 Fellowship Applications are Open!