2017 Action Summit A3C Thursday, October 5, 2017 at 12:00 PM - Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Action Summit Asks: How can art, music and hip-hop culture be used to advance social justice and civic engagement?

Action Summit invites activists, academics and artists to connect, discuss and address social justice challenges. The 2-day summit will host a series of panels, workshops, meetups and sessions culminating in the 3rd annual A3C Action Pitch Competition.

The Auburn Avenue Research Library is adjacent from A3C’s Conference Center in Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn Historic District. It is the first library in the Southeast to offer specialized reference and archival collections dedicated to the study and research of African American culture and history.

The A3C Action Pitch Competition is a national competition looking to find, support, and invest in new, innovative ideas that use art, music and hip-hop culture as a vehicle to advance social justice and civic engagement. A partnership with The Center for Civic Innovation.

Pitch Day = Fri, Oct 6 @ Auburn Avenue Research Library

Finalists will...

  • Travel to Atlanta for the A3C Festival & Conference

  • Receive business development training & pitch bootcamp

  • Pitch their idea to celebrity judges & a national audience

  • Compete for more than $10,000 in cash and in-kind contributions

2016 A3C Action Finalists

[Winner] The Village of Arts and Humanities (Philadelphia, PA) offers a paid internship and media-centered makerspace that positions youth as experts on issues impacting them, while providing a platform to process and amplify their narratives, experiences, and voices.

[Runner Up] Shooting Without Bullets (Cleveland, OH) is a revolutionary youth advocacy and fine arts education program that focuses on identity development in black teens in Cleveland through photovoice, expressive arts healing, and open dialogue.

[People's Choice] Girls Make Beats

(Miami Lakes, FL) teaches young girls music production, DJing, and audio engineering through an after school program at a state of the art recording studio. They mentor and nurture girls to have their voice heard, and create future career opportunities for participants.

2015 A3C Action Finalists

[Winner] Chop Art (Atlanta, GA) Empower homeless youth through art by providing a two week arts summer camp focused on the holistic immersion of music, theater and dance.

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