“This is a “let’s do it” guide to action, an accessible and well-illustrated collection of strategies ideal for artists (and non-artists alike) who are willing to put themselves out there for the common good.”Ken Krafchek, Graduate Director, MFA in Community Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art
We are troublemakers. Rebel rousers. Jesters. Pranksters. Creative geniuses. Campaigners. Movement strategists. Educators. Feisty activists. Role models (on occasion). Trainers.
We are a network of seasoned trainers with a passion for strengthening the skills and tools our many movements use to change the world.
The Beautiful Trouble Training Network emerged in 2013 after the publication of Beautiful Trouble: A Toolbox for Revolution, to offer skills-oriented trainings in the tools, tactics and principles of effective creative action highlighted in the book, and help orgs and individuals apply them to real-life situations and current campaign needs.
Our trainings have ranged from a quick 2-hour intro to creative tactics for global youth leaders, to a full day of hands-on campaign development with LA union organizers engaged in fast food workers strikes, to a 5-day strategic intensive for climate activists and artists in Eastern & Central Europe. (See a list of our past and upcoming trainings.)
Our training team in the US and Europe stands at the ready to take on requests from movements, organizations, unions, and schools. We have a core curriculum, though each training is customized to fit the particular interests and needs of the client / host organization.
We come from different movements but have a common interest in social and environmental justice. In ending oppression and ensuring equality. In seeing real campaign wins and seismic global shifts. And in having fun creating change.
Does that sound up your alley?
Are you a Beautiful Troublemaker?