The Opportunity Agenda’s six-month “We Can Thrive Together” 2022 Culture & Narrative Fellowship supported five artists whose work actively grapples with the leading narratives or “big stories” that impact our collective ability to thrive. Each fellow received $15,000 in support, customized advisement sessions from The Opportunity Agenda, and access to the organization’s expansive network of creatives and advocates.

This inaugural cohort included visual artists, writers/producers, and cultural strategists selected by an internal panel for their creative vision and excellence and their project’s potential for impact on economic justice. Their proposed projects aimed to tackle dominant narratives for economic justice and intersected with other issues including immigration, mass incarceration, public health, climate change, food justice, and drug decriminalization. Get to know the fellows below and follow their journeys.