The Action Lab is an incubator for creative campaigns and cultural interventions that share a beautiful-troublemaking sensibility.
We provide fiscal sponsorship and basic organizational infrastructure to a small number of groups and individuals seeking to get a campaign or creative effort off the ground.
We strive to create a safe, inclusive, supportive, and liberatory environment in which transformative action, personal growth, and collective solidarity can flourish.
Got an idea for a great action or creative project that needs some organizational muscle to help it take off? Get in touch and tell us a bit more about what you have in mind and what you’d need to make it happen.
If instead of incubation, you simply need urgent funding to pull off an action, our Get Up, Rise Up Direct Action Fund is set up to provide just-in-time support.
Help get the most important number in the world up everywhere.
A collaboration between Beautiful Trouble and March for Science, powered by climate scientists, artists, educators, and activists across the world.
Do you need tips and tools for organizing or doing effective actions? Need training exercises or agendas to prepare your group for nonviolent action? The Resistance Hotline is a new take on a 1-800 support line offering training and nonviolent direct action (NVDA) planning support to defend the integrity of our elections and build a strong progressive movement.
A collaboration between Beautiful Trouble and BlackOut Collective.
The Climate Ribbon
A global story-sharing project turning climate grief into climate action. The Climate Ribbon uses art and ritual to grieve what we each stand to lose to Climate Chaos, and affirms our solidarity as we unite to fight against it.
Solidarity not Aid
Tools for making "Solidarity, not Aid" the paradigm of NGO-grassroots partnerships.
Get Up, Rise Up! Direct Action Fund
An open call to provide just-in-time support for direct actions anywhere in the world! A collaboration between Beautiful Trouble and Africans Rising.
NOTE: THIS FUND IS ON PAUSE UNTIL WE REPLENISH RESOURCES. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED AT THIS TIME. IF YOU HAVE IDEAS FOR IMPROVING THE FUND, PLEASE BE IN TOUCH. WE WILL REVISIT THIS FUND SPRING 2022.