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
Coast-to-Coast with Affirmative Art
Affirmative Art was on a tour across the United States from Boston to Los Angeles, to grow Affirmative Art and empower dreams. The workshops was organized in over 21 cities, where people gather – e.g. art festivals, community centers, libraries, YMCAs, etc. Read more about our tour on the blog →
- Click on a dot to see the dreams collected -
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
Get in touch with us!
Eirik Jarl Trondsen
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 is an architect, urbanist, and community-artist with experience in participatory art-making and design
Marcus G. Christensen
Marcus is an entrepreneur and web designer, with media and marketing experience.
Get in touch with Eirik if you want to sponsor Affirmative Art
Get in touch with Claudia if you want to join or host a session
Get in touch with Marcus if you want to spread the word
Empowerment around the world
Affirmative Art is used in different countries around the world, from Kenya to USA to Ukraine, with 3 active countries being Norway, Uganda and USA.
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