In the Lounge Institute of Prophetic Activist Art: An Introduction Tom Block

About This Show

After the first semester of the Institute of Prophetic Activist Art at Dixon Place, selected participants will introduce the prophetic activist art projects they have been developing.  Building from the model outlined in founder Tom Block’s manifesto/handbook, Prophetic Activist Art: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution, participants developed their own activist art projects in a variety of media & fields.  They are now ready to take the next step by presenting them to the public & then implementing them.


The application period for the The Institute of Prophetic Activist Art at Dixon Place (NY) is now open.  Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2016.  The Institute offers an intensive workshop to build individual art-activist projects over the semester-long seminar (running twice monthly in February, March, April and May on Monday afternoons at Dixon Place, Lower East Side, NY). Classes include an introduction to the specific aspects of theProphetic Activist Art model (developed by Tom Block out of his own work and published as a manifesto/handbook:, and then an exploration about how these ideas can be applied to each artist and their endeavor.

To apply:  please send a coverletter outlining the germ of your activist idea, plus any activistart experience you have had; a link to a website or portfolio of images and a resume to:   Deadline for applications January 15, 2016.              

Tuition will be $115, paid in advance, for the full 8-week program and will include a copy of Prophetic Activist Art: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution, which will be the textbook for the work.  For full information, please visit:

About the Artist

Tom Block is an activist artist & writer, author of five books, more than 50 short & full-length plays & a 20-year visual artist. He was the founding producer of the Amnesty International Human Rights Art Festival (2010) & a Research Fellow at DePaul University (2010). He has spoken about his ideas throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Turkey & the Middle East.

Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 7:30pm

Free Admission

Estimated Runtime
45 minutes

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Institute of Prophetic Activist Art Founder
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