Art & Activism: Omega Scholarship Opportunity

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Calling All Artists, Educators, Counselors & Activists for an Exciting New Workshop! Application Deadline: April 29, 2016

[Art] has the power to help us think outside the box, revealing truths that provoke critical dialog and help us transform through a shared experience that can cut across culture, class, and other divides.

Art holds up a mirror to hypocrisy, injustice, and abuse, and mobilizes people in ways that nothing else can. In the spirit of creative expression, Omega is offering an exciting new workshop, Art & Activism: Agent-Provocateurs, May 27-30, 2016. Tiered pricing and scholarships are being offered, with a scholarship application deadline of April 29, 2016.

“Art is a vehicle that can help us reflect, heal, and connect. It has the power to help us think outside the box, revealing truths that provoke critical dialog and help us transform through a shared experience that can cut across culture, class, and other divides. We are thrilled to be offering our new Art & Activism workshop, which will explore changes we wish to see in the world and celebrate a vision of what can be,” said Carla Goldstein, chief external affairs officer at Omega.

Participants will spend the weekend making and experiencing activist art—including visual art, music, performance, and improv. Together the group will share their passions for change, push creative boundaries, and connect creativity to action.

The workshop is being led by Joe Raiola and Patty Goodwin:

Joe Raiola is artistic director of Theatre Within, creator/producer of The Annual John Lennon Tribute, and senior editor at MAD magazine. He tours extensively in his acclaimed solo show, The Joy of Censorship, which has been performed in 44 states. He is a master teacher of the transformative and illuminative Theatre Within process, and a student of Zen for many years.

Patty Goodwin is a creative director in the Hudson Valley. Through the New York City creative services firm she cofounded, she has worked with artists across a spectrum of disciplines to design immersive experiences for global audiences. She is now mainly focused on creative strategy work for pro-social organizations, including Omega.

To learn more, visit eOmega.org, or call 800.944.1001. Follow Omega on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Google+.

About Omega Institute for Holistic Studies                                                                                                                                
Founded in 1977, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies is the nation's most trusted source for wellness and personal growth. As a nonprofit organization, Omega offers diverse and innovative educational experiences that inspire an integrated approach to personal and social change. Located on 250 acres in the beautiful Hudson Valley, Omega welcomes more than 23,000 people to its workshops, conferences, and retreats in Rhinebeck, New York, and at exceptional locations around the world. eOmega.org

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