Are you interested in anime/manga and fantasy culture? Do you write science fiction or love to draw? Would you like to learn new coding skills? Then join the Octavia Project!

The Octavia Project Summer Institute is a free summer program inviting young women and trans, nonbinary, and/or gender non-conforming youth ages 14-18 to create connections between science fiction and fantasy in daily workshops that combine science, tech, art, and writing. Whether you want to write a book of fan fic or are an avid computer gamer, the Octavia Project welcomes you!

An Octavia Project participant will finish the program armed with:

  • Strengthened skills in digital-media, art, and writing, as well as a greater confidence in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
  • Access to a network of professional women.
  • Opportunities for publication, fellowships, and other leadership positions.

Octavia Project Participants are:

  • Young women and trans, nonbinary, and/or gender non-conforming youth from Brooklyn who are 14 to 18 years old.
  • Available to attend workshops four days a week (Mon.-Thrus.), from 12:30-4:30pm, in July and August.
  • Into science fiction, fantasy, fan-fiction, art, writing, science, tech, gaming—or interested in learning more about these topics!

To apply:

Please note that our application deadline has passed and we are no longer accepting applications for summer 2020. Please check back early next year for our Summer 2021 application.


Email us at enrollment [at]