The Creative Change Retreat brings together a diverse group of leading artists, entertainers, media makers, advocates, activists, and funders committed to transformative social change.

This national retreat combines intimate strategy sessions, group conversations, showcases of innovative work and interactive presentations to create fertile ground for sharing, connection, and reflection to inspire, amplify and mobilize support for social justice values and solutions. The first retreat, held in 2009, was initiated by a group of social justice, philanthropic, and arts leaders that included Alan Jenkins, Connie Heller, Jason P. Drucker, Michelle Coffey, and Ann Beeson.

Creative Change is an invitation-only event. For more information, please email


We have been fortunate to welcome incredible groups of artists, creatives, musicians, filmmakers, comedians, and cultural influencers have attended the Creative Change Retreat.

Check out the Creative Change Alumni


The Opportunity Agenda is pleased to recognize the generous support of the Ford Foundation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Pop Culture Collaborative, The Annie E. Casey Foundation, The JPB Foundation, The Libra Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.


The Opportunity Agenda engaged in a multi-year (2009–2013) and multi-layered evaluation of its Creative Change Retreat.

Check out the Creative Change Report