The Alice Academy for Activists

Applications for the 2024 Alice Academy for Activists are now closed. The Academy will run in mid-January 2024, and you can read about the successful applicants here.

Details of future Alice Academy for Activists opportunities will be announced later in 2024.

The Alice Academy for Activists

About the Alice Academy for Activists

Are you passionate about achieving positive social change? Would you like to make Ireland – and the world – a better place?

The Alice Academy for Activists is your chance to learn campaign skills from leading activists and communications professionals.

We are offering 20 people the chance to participate in our residential bootcamp – free of charge – in Dublin in January 2024.

You will learn how to:

  • Identify your key issues and formulate messages that resonate with your target audiences;
  • Undertake campaign polling and research;
  • Engage effectively with politicians, policymakers and wider stakeholders;
  • Promote your campaign through media relations and social media;
  • Fundraise to support your campaign; and
  • Build coalitions to widen the impact of your work.

We will have guest inputs from seasoned campaigners, journalists and politicians, and you will have the opportunity to network and build links with other aspiring activists as you work and learn together over the course of three days.


The Academy will run from the evening of Thursday, 11th January to Sunday, 14th January 2024 in Dublin City Centre.

The event will kick-off with a welcome reception on Thursday evening, and finish with a wrap-up session on Sunday morning.

Participants will be required to be in attendance for the full duration of the course.


All participants will be provided with accommodation, free of charge, at the Hyatt Centric Hotel in the heart of the Liberties area of Dublin. The welcome reception on the Thursday evening will take place at this hotel.

The bootcamp sessions will take place at the nearby Hen’s Teeth Studio.

Who can apply?

The Academy is open for applications from people aged 18 and above, from all walks of life, who are in the early stages of their progressive activism.

You might be a young person inspired by the Future Fridays movement; a parent who has unexpectedly found yourself having to advocate for medical treatment on behalf of your child; or a recent retiree who hopes to give your time to a cause you care about.

How much does it cost?

Participation in the Academy is free. This includes:

  • Participation in all bootcamp sessions as part of the Academy.
  • Overnight accommodation on Thursday 11th, Friday 12th and Saturday 13th January in Dublin. Breakfast at the hotel will be included each morning.
  • A welcome reception on Thursday, 11th January for the group, as well as lunch on Friday and Saturday, and a group evening meal on Saturday, 13th.

Applicants will be required to cover the costs of their travel to and from the Academy.

How can I apply?

Applications for the Academy are now closed. We are currently reviewing applications, and applicants selected to be part of the Academy will be notified by mid-November.