Octavia Project

Summer Institute 2024
Artistic Discipline: Multidisciplinary
Category: Local Arts Support
Grant Year: 2024
Location: Clinton Hill

The Octavia Project uses the creative power of speculative fiction and community to envision new futures and greater possibilities for our world. We foster spaces of imagination and exploration for teens and tweens in Brooklyn, blending creative writing, art, science, and technology to encourage critical thinking, build confidence, and develop skills in a myriad of subjects. Our free summer programs bring together young women and trans and nonbinary youth to build new worlds. We believe that their ideas and imaginations are vital to a more just and equitable future and provide them with the support and tools to build their dreams. Through our curriculum, young folks explore how the world around them is created by a series of choices that can be remade or replaced. Our inspiration and namesake is award-winning, barrier-breaking science fiction author Octavia Butler (KINDRED).