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. Housed within the Narrative Innovators Lab, fellows have the opportunity to ideate and collaborate with participants from our Communications Institute. Fellows also receive a $15,000 award and strategic support for their proposed art or cultural interventions during a six-month period.

Using the latest in narrative research and communication tools, this year’s Fellows will have the opportunity to explore, develop, and pursue empowering strategies that support a multiracial democracy while also enhancing their creative practice.

2024-25 Culture & Narrative Fellowship: At A Glance

  • A $15,000 award to support a new or existing project
  • Two in-person events in NYC:
    • A week-long experiential training with other creatives, leading advocates, and communicators (in late August 2024)
    • A week-long reflection and celebration event (in February 2025)
  • Up to five virtual community learning sessions to provide hands-on experience in the development of a narrative intervention and/or increased knowledge in an issue area of interest
  • Access to virtual office hours with TOA staff

Opportunities to connect with TOA’s wider community of artists, creatives, and social justice leaders across a wide range of interests and mediums

Meet the 2024 Fellows