Prophetic Activist Art with Tom Block

Prophetic Activist Art with Tom Block



The course draws on Tom Block's book, Prophetic Activist Art: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution and introduces artists to the specific ideas of the art-activism model.

This includes:

  • Harnessing political, business and social energy
  • Partnering with nonprofit groups
  • Making liaisons with non-art activists
  • Utilizing innovative and unusual exhibition and outreach methods
  • Building a project from inception through completion
  • Imagining and attaining quantifiable activist goals

The course will build on itself over the five weeks, and we ask that participants commit to joining for all five weeks. Participants will receive a copy of Tom Block's book for their ongoing reference and personal library. 

Please reach out to us if this price or the course is prohibitive for you. We have a reduced rate of $50 for Illinois Valley residents who would benefit from the reduced amount, as well as work exchange options. For information, call (541) 659-3858 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Prophetic Activist Art: Handbook for a Spiritual Revolution grows out of Tom Block's 20-year history as an activist artist, writer and art producer. It outlines a specific model Tom Block's book, Prophetic Activist Artof using art to spur social transformation, as an extension of both artistic and spiritual practice. It develops a model which can be implemented by artists working in any media. Prophetic Activist Art brings together medieval conceptions of prophecy, art's historic purpose to raise the human gaze toward the ineffable, and the contemporary "cult of the individual," to propose a mysticism of action, with art as the regenerating force.

Event Properties

Event Date 03-24-2021 05:00 pm
Event End Date 04-21-2021 07:00 pm
Registration Start Date 02-04-2021
Capacity 20
Available place 18
Class Fee $100 for 5 courses, over 5 weeks.

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