I'm Ashley Fairbanks.
I'm an artist, organizer, designer and writer. I live in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I'm just trying to do good work that makes this world a little bit better of a place.
I'm an Anishinaabe artist, organizer, and digital strategist. As an interdisciplinary designer, Ashley works with a cohort of artists that do racial justice popular education and organizing, seeking ways to creatively innovate social-change work. I'm a founding member and artistic director of the ROVE project, a united effort of Rhymesayers Entertainment, community organizers, and artists utilizing hip hop to impact our electoral process.
I have my own design practice, train people on strategic communications and design and runs social media and narrative work for nonprofits. I've worked on everything from municipal to Senate campaigns.
I attended the University of Minnesota and studied American Indian Studies and Political Science.
Here's some other things I've done:
- Minnesota Historical Society Museum Fellows Program
- Intermedia Arts Creative Community Leadership Institute
- NACDI’s Native Organizing, and Leadership Institute
- Native Organizers Alliance Organizing Institute
- Humphrey School Roy Wilkins Community Policy Fellowship
- 2016 Forecast Public Art Emerging Public Artist Grantee
- Wellstone Action Digital Organizing School
- 2017 Bush Foundation Aspen Ideas Festival Scholar
- 2017-2018 Rockwood Institute Techquity Scholar
- Wellstone Action Advanced Campaign Management School