Arts & Activism Now Accepting Applications

Arts & Activism Now Accepting Applications

Willie Mae Rock Camp's 2018 Arts & Activism fellowship program for teen women*. Starting this January, participants will meet on a weekly basis to work on activities designed to broaden their understanding of the ways in which the arts can be invaluable tools in social activism - promoting tolerance, creativity, mindfulness and love. Throughout the fellowship, participants will design and create their own digital music, media-based visual art, and podcasts (listen to previous work here!).
The program theme for this year is Disruption!, which encourages youth to look at the ways in which they want to reshape systems that no longer serve the communities who need them most.
As the program year ends, youth will co-produce and curate the public showcase/listening party for their completed work, and during the summer, teens will also have the opportunity to participate in a 6-week, paid summer fellowship, offering support and/or design for Willie Mae Rock Camp's summer programs.
*Girls (trans- cis- & gender non-conforming) and gender non-binary youth ages 16-18 may apply. Priority is given to applicants from low- to moderate- income households in New York City. No music experience necessary. Selected applicants, including those who have not previously participated in WMRC programs, may be invited to participate in a group information session/ interview in mid-December (date/time TBD).


  • January 9th – June 7th, 2018: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4 - 6PM
  • July 16th - August 18th (dates subject to change): approximately 140 hours, to be scheduled by participants and WMRC staff

January - June: 

  • WMRC, 87 Irving Place in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
  • Various field trips throughout NYC

July - August:

  • WMRC, 87 Irving Place in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
  • Other camp locations TBD

 COST: FREE!!! Additionally, participants receive compensation for the summer fellowship.
Applications are due Friday December 15th.  For more information and to apply, please visit here