narrative innovators lab
The Opportunity Agenda’s Narrative Innovators Lab brings together communicators, thought leaders, and creatives to dream and devise narrative and cultural interventions that move us toward justice, equity, and opportunity for all.
The Narrative Innovators Lab
The Opportunity Agenda’s vision is a multiracial society where every person has the power to shape the decisions that impact their lives. The Narrative Innovators Lab moves us toward this vision.
As the new, shared home for our signature programs, the Lab brings together communicators, thought leaders, artists, and creatives for high-level multi-disciplinary training, experiential learning, and radical collaboration using the latest research from the field. Through the Lab, we are creating a class of leaders from across the social justice spectrum who will learn new narrative and cultural strategy skills and will work to create innovative narrative and cultural interventions. Together, we can build a more inclusive democracy.
The Narrative Innovators Lab objectives are to:
- Create narrative and cultural power-building innovations to overcome white supremacy and build a multiracial society where every person has the power to shape the decisions that impact their lives
- Provide high level multi-disciplinary training and experiences in narrative and cultural power-building strategies.
- Create a community of practice to enable participants to strategize collaboratively and provide ongoing support to one another.
The Lab will provide practitioners with a shared curriculum of learning and experiences to leverage the best thinking in the fields of communications, narrative, and cultural strategies. A community of practice, our carefully curated cohorts will enable participants to build bonds, champion one another, and provide support over the long run.
This is what democracy should look like.
of the people, by the people, for the people
The Comms Institute
For over a decade, the Communications Institute has brought together diverse social justice leaders from across the country to receive intensive training, tools, and support to supercharge the effectiveness of their communications and narrative strategies.
2023 Comms Institute Fellows
The Culture & Narrative Fellowship
The Opportunity Agenda's Culture & Narrative Fellowship was founded on the belief that artists and cultural strategists can play an active role in narrative and culture change.
2023 Culture & Narrative Fellows
@oppagenda Can’t wait to see CameronTown aka High Cotton come to life! Created & written by 2022 Culture & Narrative Fellow Sheri Bradford. #wecanthrivetogether #creativechange #reparations #blackfarmers #endthedrugwar ♬ original sound – oppagenda
Meet the Fellow
Get to know our 2022 Culture & Narrative Fellows!
The Creative Change Retreat brings together a diverse group of leading artists, entertainers, media makers, advocates, activists, and funders committed to transformative social change for an annual retreat combining intimate strategy sessions, group conversations, showcases of innovative work, and interactive presentations. By gathering in community, participants create fertile ground for sharing, connection, and reflection to inspire, amplify and mobilize support for social justice values and solutions.