ValleyCreates Community-engaged Artist Training


Yara Liceaga-Rojas + Shey Rivera, working multi-genre artists.

Workshop Design/Content

The workshop was intended to help participants understand how to integrate the following concepts into their art.

1. Self-Awareness: Through reflective, individual and group exercises, make an account of the intersections and privileges that are specific to the group of artists taking the workshop.

2. Community-Engagement and Collective Co-Creation: Know your community/the community you want to work with and how to work together.Who are you working with?

3. Design Justice: Design justice rethinks design processes, and centers people who are normally excluded from and often marginalized or oppressed. Design Justice centers the voices of the people most affected by systems and design and uses collaborative, creative practices to address the deepest challenges our communities face.

Workshop Materials



If  you have questions, please contact Nicole Bourdon at or 413-732-2858 x119