The Great Labor Arts Exchange is a gathering of union and community activists, rank and filers, organizers, cultural workers, artists, labor educators, and youth who use, or support the use of, songs, art, poetry, theater, skits, posters, cartoons, and film to strengthen the labor movement. You don’t need to be an artist or performer to attend or perform!!!
To pay by check, or to arrange monthly payments, please use the downloadable PDF registration form.
Download the 8 page, full color brochure here.
The conference agenda can be viewed here.
Housing, Meals and Transportation details can be found here.
Submission information for the Artists Gallery can be found here.
The Joe Hill Award, honors leaders and artists who have contributed to the successful integration of arts and culture in the labor movement.Given every year at the Great Labor Arts Exchange it is awarded to persons based on their dedication, participation, and promotion of labor, labor arts, culture, organizing, and/or history.
The concert will feature Joe Hill Awardees & the DC Labor Chorus, Charm City Labor Chorus, and special performances by participants of the Great Labor Arts Exchange, Camp Solidarity, and the Conference on Creative Organizing. Special invited musical and performance guests.
Participants will converge in the Baltimore & DC Metropolitan area and participate with local Occupy activists to bring attention and energy to issues currently facing working people, our country, and our leadership.
Additional information can be found here.
The John L. Handcox Scholarship Fund encourages the promotion of a movement that is multi-ethnic, multi racial, and provides for a diversity of activities by providing opportunities for organizers, artists, and activists of color to participate in the labor movement via The Great Labor Arts Exchange and the Conference on Creative Organizing.
*Donations to the John Handcox Scholarship Fund are greatly appreciated.
This scholarship is open to everyone; the only requirement is that applicants must be under 30 years of age at the time of the festival. Recipients will receive between $250 and $500, based mostly upon travel requirements. Recipients who reside within 50 miles of the festival location will receive sufficient funds to cover registration, transportation and meals for the Great Labor Arts Exchange.