With Affirmative Art you draw your dreams - what you truly want in life - and create action steps to empower your dreams.
Participate in an Affirmative Art session to share your dreams with other people, and together encourage each other to achieve your goals.
Continue to empower your dreams by joining the community - share, encourage and empower.
Empower Your Dreams
USA TOUR #02
In July 2017, Affirmative Art heads on a follow-up tour to the people met and places visited on the Coast-To-Coast Tour in May 2016. The focus will be on alignment and action steps, testimonial collection across the US.
How does it work?
1. Join a workshop
Register with the local Affirmative Art workshop host
2. Draw your dreams
The workshop is led by the Affirmative Art Team
3. Share your dreams
Meet people encouraging your dreams and take action
4. Join the community
Join the local community for more Affirmative Art workshops
Affirmative Art team in Uganda
Affirmative Art began in Africa. In 2012 we realized art could be a powerful tool for identifying goals and visions in life.
If we visually define our purpose in life, we bring it closer and make it more real.
Eirik Jarl Trondsen was living in Africa at the time, and saw that Affirmative Art could be a powerful tool for development, as art is a universal language, which does not require literacy, and is cheap and available to all.
The initial process of identifying one's vision or purpose is an eye opener, as many people have not had the opportunity to think about what they want to get out of life.
Later we realized that Affirmative Art needed to be supported by concrete actions. There needs to be a correlation between the vision, as defined through Affirmative Art, and taking action.
Eirik Jarl Trondsen
Uganda - Kenya - Norway - worldwide
Eirik founded Affirmative Art in Africa where he has been living and working with non-government organizations and development for 15 years. He is an artist, entrepreneur, and SPURS fellow at MIT 2015/16.
Logistics for the 2016 African Tour.
Kiffe is a fine art tutor at Nagenda International Academy of Art and Design, and a excellent driver, and Art and Design and a Affirmative Art facilitator from Uganda.
Affirmative Art East Africa Facilitator covering Kenya and Uganda.
He co-created the 2016 African Tour.
Boston, MA, USA
Claudia is an architect, urbanist, and community-artist with experience in participatory art-making and design.
She co-created the USA16 Tour.
Communications for the 2016 African Tour. Kitto is graphic designer, a wonderful head of department at Nagenda Academy of Art and Design and a Affirmative Art facilitator from Uganda.
New York, NY, USA
Sika is an abstractionist who uses poetry, painting and photography to engage her audience in insightful discourses about who and what we are about.
An innate artist born and raised in Togo, West Africa, she came to the US, after her Scientific Baccalaureat to further her studies where she obtained her Bachelor Degree in Economics and her Masters in Urban Policy. After several years in the corporate world and having worked as an economic development finance professional, she now focuses on using Affirmative Art tools as an economic development blueprint for individual and community building.
Empowerment around the world
Affirmative Art is used in different countries around the world, from Uganda to USA to Ukraine.
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