You're fed up. You want to get involved. We hear you.
Artists tend to be an active and passionate bunch. When they see something wrong in the world, they want to get involved and fix it. But when that something is politics, it's hard to figure out where to begin.
That’s where Artist Campaign School comes in: we’ll train you in everything you need to know to get your political campaign up and running. From fundraising to putting together policy statements, we are bringing together top-tier campaign veterans who will provide you with practical knowledge and set you up for a successful bid. All we need from you is a vision and the will to run—we’ll fly you in and put you up at a hotel for an intense two-and-a-half days of creating your campaign plan and developing your strategy.
Artist Campaign School is open to artists and arts administrators from across the political spectrum, regardless of the profile of the office you seek—we believe that some of the most important decisions that affect our community are being made at the local level.
Applications for the Fall 2017 Cohort are now closed. We will be opening applications for the Spring 2018 Cohort in January 2018. Please check this page for further updates or sign up below to be included in our email list, and you will be notified when we begin accepting applications.
If you applied by September 15, 2017, your application is under review. We will be making notifications by October 1. A reminder that the training will take place October 26–28 in Detroit, Michigan. If selected, you will be receiving more information shortly.
If you aren’t committed to running for office but want to support artists and artist-centered policy, check out For Freedoms PAC and make a donation. Every bit counts.
Know someone who should run?
Nominate them below and we will reach out to them when we open applications in January 2018 for our Spring 2018 Cohort!