We are thrilled to announce that Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer Aloe Blacc is The Action Lab’s inaugural Belafonte Fellow.
The Action Lab’s Belafonte Initiative envisions a dual purpose: to support artists committed to social justice whose vision will point the way to a new, more equitable world and leverage the tools of artistic practice to strengthen, embolden, and expand the ability of our movements, our organizations, and our politics to move us more boldly to action anchored in our vision and values.
The Belafonte Fellowship supports artists to pursue work that nourishes the intrinsic human capacity for imagination and ingenuity and moves us to action.
Aloe Blacc’s Freedom Writers Songwriting Lab, to begin this Fall, will be an intensive songwriter’s workshop that gives independent and established artists the opportunity to think deeply and creatively about the stories they want to tell and issues they want to explore, in partnership with musicians and producers, organizers, and activists. Participants will benefit from collaborating with Aloe alongside other experienced music producers, justice leaders, and artists in an environment that focuses on the craft and execution of songwriting through the lens of social justice and movement work.