APPLY FOR THE spring 2017!

Are you interested in learning about art and social justice?

Want to create meaningful artistic work connected to the issues in your community? This Spring, we will continue exploring our theme “The Commons | The Other” with two projects utilizing action research, installation, poetry, and public art. Our teaching artists have designed classes modeled after college-level curricula. All high school students ages 14-19 are encouraged to apply

This is a paid and competitive opportunity, apply here!


Artivism in Egleston
Teaching Artist: Jessica Fei & Anthony Peña
Class times: Mondays & Wednesdays, 3:30-6:30pm

What does it mean to be a youth artivist (artist + activist) at Urbano? How can Urbano youth partner with Egleston residents, and take action towards shared goals of justice? Through Artivism in Egleston, Boston youth will pursue these questions while practicing a variety of different art forms, learning artivist strategies, and gaining skills in research. Together, our team will explore the power of research-based artivism to imagine and push for radical change, and to support and sustain the communities we love. 


Teaching Artist: Nora Valdez
Class times: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3:30-6:30pm

IMMIGRATION NATION is a community art project created in collaboration with community members and artists that uses suitcases as a vehicle to tell the story of individual immigrant journeys. Each suitcase will be transformed into a work of art that celebrates individual stories and represents a collective American experience. Over 400 suitcases will be produced and exhibited in 3 locations in collaboration with Urbano Project and the Egleston Square Main Street.

Every human being is an artist, a freedom being, called to participate in transforming and reshaping the conditions, thinking, and structures that shape and inform our lives.
— Joseph Beuys