The Premiere AI Course

for Creative Activists

The Arts Envoy Lab is pioneering artistic and creative activism in global diplomacy spaces. We are building the world's largest AI artist agency for people and the planet!

The Arts Envoy Lab, powered by Create2030, is a vibrant and innovative AI training and community organizing space that lies at the intersection of art, activism, and cultural diplomacy.

We believe the power of arts and storytelling are revolutionary forces for a better world, whether it's for climate justice, gender/racial equality, international peace and security and more.


Why Creative Activism Matters


It sparks innovation and connects with diverse audiences, breaking down barriers while challenging oppressive systems that harm marginalized communities.


It inspires empathy and empowers oppressed voices; it drives meaningful change and disrupts structures, fostering a more inclusive and equitable world.


Creative activism, fueled by art and storytelling, inspires innovative thinking and problem solving, enabling us to solve our world's greatest challenges.


How We Nuture the Next Generation of AI Artists

At the Arts Envoy Lab, we offer a comprehensive online training program tailored to both emerging and established artists. Our program teaches the most cutting-edge creative AI tools, equipping participants with a solid foundation in AI technologies and advanced techniques to push the boundaries of creativity.

  • AI Art Fundamentals: Gain a solid understanding of AI technologies and their applications in art.
  • Collaborative Projects: Partner with international organizations, governments, and NGOs to create AI art campaigns.
  • Advocacy Campaigns: Use art to raise awareness on climate change, human rights, and social justice, engaging diverse audiences to inspire collective action.
  • International Exhibitions: Showcase your work in global conferences and events, providing a platform for dialogue and cultural exchange.

Sample AI Art

The Nigerian Prince

Adeola, son of Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi from a prestigious Yoruba family in Nigeria, is deposed in a coup by a relative. With his family's wealth hidden in a Swiss vault, Adeola seeks an ally to safeguard $50 million from those who betrayed his father, offering a 25% share for their help. Directed by Aideal studio.


The Day the World Prayed

In "The Day the World Prayed," the fabric of global society unravels when a UN historian uncovers irrefutable proof that Jesus Christ never existed, sparking a worldwide crisis of faith and a reexamination of what we hold to be true. Directed by Particle Panic.

The Book of Whispers

Follow the journey of an indigenous elder who, as a young woman, discovers an ancient journal buried in the shifting sands. This weathered journal holds the voices and spirits of her ancestors, revealing their relentless efforts to overcome severe environmental challenges. Directed by Lisa Russell


How We Support and Practice Ethical AI

At the Arts Envoy Lab, we are committed to supporting and practicing ethical AI in our work. Our comprehensive training program includes a strong emphasis on ethical considerations, ensuring that artists are aware of the societal and environmental impacts and responsibilities that come with using AI technologies and ways to offset them.

  • Curriculum Integration: Shapes our training content to include discussions and practices that promote ethical AI use.
  • Informed Decision-Making: Empowers artists to make choices that align with ethical standards and contribute positively to society.
  • Community Advocacy: Leads by example, advocating for the responsible use of AI in art and beyond, influencing the broader AI art community.
  • Promoting Positive Social Change: Encourages artists to use AI in ways that benefit society and address important social and environmental issues.

How We Bring Creative Activism to Policy Spaces

We teach passionate artists and activists how to navigate and work in global policy spaces, creatively and effectively advocating for social justice causes on a global scale. We cover:

  • Art as a Diplomatic Tool: Transcend cultural and linguistic barriers with art that fosters peacebuilding, conflict resolution, and international cooperation
  • UN Social Holidays: Align AI art and storytelling social media campaigns with UN observances such as Earth Day, International Women's Day, etc.
  • Global Art Forums: Convene artists, activists, diplomats, and thought leaders to explore the role of art in diplomacy, share ideas, and develop collaborative strategies for global impact

About Your Instructor

Lisa Russell, MPH is an Emmy-winning filmmaker, arts curator, and Founder of Create2030 with a 20-year career in the UN/NGO space at the intersection of arts, social justice, and sustainable development.


Given Lisa's leadership in the creative economy for sustainable development movement, she was the keynote speaker for the first World Conference on Creative Economy, a 3x TEDx speaker, a SheDecides Global Champion, the USA Chair for the G100 Arts and Media Leadership Wing, and sits on the advisory council for the FXB Youth Climate Advocates program and the African Council for Foreign Relations.


Lisa is an avid workshop facilitator, teaching artists and activists on various craft-building and sustainability issues.


In 2024, Lisa was shortlisted for the AI For Good "Canvas of the Future" Art Exhibit with Shutterstock which premiered in Geneva and the "AI Futures Film Contest" with Our Future Life, that will launch at the 2024 UN Summit of the Future.


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