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Empower Your Dreams

Affirmative Art is a powerful tool that helps us identify our true purpose.


Empower Your Dreams

With Affirmative Art you draw your dreams - what you truly want in life - 

and create action steps to empower your dreams.

See how it works in the video below



The story

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.






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







Coast-to-Coast USA

May 2016

African Tour

Uganda - Kenya

December 2016

USA Tour #02


July 2017



Eirik Jarl Trondsen

Norway - Uganda - Kenya - 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.

Claudia Paraschiv

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.


"Affirmative Arnold"

Byaruhanga Arnold

Kenya - Uganda


Affirmative Art East Africa Facilitator covering Kenya and Uganda.

+256 775 072062

Sika Foyer

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.

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