Arts Liberation & Leadership Institute (ALLI)


Apply to ALLI here!

The Arts Liberation and Leadership Institute (ALLI) is a paid 10-week teen leadership intensive where 25 youth are trained in artistry, social justice and organizing. Youth leaders develop as cultural workers in chosen arts pathways–Visual Arts, Digital Storytelling, and Music. This cohort of youth hones their arts and organizing skills, while deepening their understandings of race and social justice issues. They collaborate, build community and create art that challenges oppression and envisions a more just world.

Applications open until Monday September 14, 2020. We will notify folx of their acceptance into ALLI by Tuesday, September 22nd

ALLI 2020 takes place online via zoom. Tuesdays and Wednesday afternoons October 6th – December 9th, exact time TBD but around 3pm-5:30pm. Final ALLI showcase Saturday, December 12th.


Youth aged 14-19 who are interested in creating change through their artistry and leadership. 


    • $350 stipend upon completion of the program
    • Artist and activist community and collaborators
    • Professional development, leadership and social justice skills from dope Teaching Artists and mentors

ALLI 2020 Mentors and Teaching Artists:

Jesus McCloskey – Music: Hi, I’m Jesus I’m a multi-disciplined artist & experienced leader from Federal Way, WA. I studied TV & film production while in college but have been making music and visual art my whole life. Art & leadership are my two passions in life and if I’m not studying to grow in my passion then I’m helping others take the necessary steps to grow in theirs! If you’d like to checkout some of my work here is a link to my film company’s website, I designed it myself 🙂


Kevin Campos – Visual Arts: Versatile. creator of all arts, and open to arts of many, Kevin started his journey to art during 2016 when he applied to the summer intensive hip hop program The Residency. Producing one year, writing the next year, to rocking stages from Washington Hall, The MoPop Skychurch, Kame House, to a full stage at The Paramount, and many more. Kevin always admired the language of art since a young one and throughout his teenage years created on his own canvas from drawing, writing, performing, to starting his own brand with the goal of being greater with every encounter with art.

Teaching Artist, Producer, Designer, Artist.

Instagram: @theraincityboy

Adam Jabari Jefferson – Digital Storytelling

Jeff Young – Digital Storytelling

Erica Merritt – Music

Maria Guillien-Valdovinos – Visual Arts