Art / Activism / Impact



Sunday July 15 - Friday August 3

Sculpture Workshop Putney, Vermont

Art has the power to disrupt. We live in a world that needs art to create social and political change. And we need to equip young artists and activists with the knowledge and tools to be effective.

Art/Activism/Impact is a laboratory for young people hungry to engage the challenging issues of the day, open to learning from peers and professional activists, and ready to work collaboratively on artistic projects that provoke, educate, and force us to act. In this immersive symposium, you explore current and historical examples of art for social change. You learn directly through field trips and workshops offered by guest faculty, visiting artists and activists, including printmakers, installation artists, puppeteers, theater producers, non-profit directors, lawyers, filmmakers, poets. These guest teachers are pioneers of creative methods for raising awareness, with experience working in public spaces and grappling with complex political issues.

Alongside these provocative guest workshops, students team up to work on specific projects that give voice to issues you care about. These projects span various art forms, depending on your experience and the interests of the group. Art/Activism/Impact piggybacks on Putney’s Summer Arts program, giving participants access to the faculty, studios, and resources needed to create.

Sculpture Workshop Putney, Vermont


  • animal rights
  • civil liberties
  • racial inequality
  • rights of indigenous peoples
  • rural poverty
  • sex & gender discrimination

Tuition: $4350

Includes dorm residence, meals, field trips and materials.
Financial Aid Deadline: March 1

The Putney School Summer Programs
Elm Lea Farm, 418 Houghton Brook Road,
Putney, Vermont 05346 USA
802-387-6297 (main), (802) 387-6216 (fax)

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