The Octavia Project uses the creative power of science fiction to imagine new futures and greater possibilities for our world. We build spaces of imagination for Brooklyn teens, blending writing, art, science, and technology to create rich, interdisciplinary workshops that encourage critical thinking, build confidence, and develop skills in a myriad of subjects. Our Summer Institute is a free month-long program where young women and non-binary youth from Brooklyn gain the skills and leadership experience to build alternate futures for themselves and their communities.

For the past four years, the Octavia Project has provided Brooklyn teens with an empowering community and enriching confidence-building workshops that broaden horizons and develop critical skills. Our participants put it best:

"I like being a female nerd in the world. I like
the fact that the Octavia Project is a group for
all different and unique types of people."
– Aleiyah, 16


“I’m very shy, and it’s totally okay to be shy
because the girls at the Octavia Project won’t judge you or criticize you
and are very supportive.”
– Nia, 16


Next summer, with your help, more teens like Aleiyah, Britney, and Nia can benefit from our immersive Summer Institute.


The Octavia Project is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Octavia Project must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Thank you for making this program possible—we couldn’t do it without you!