Chats About Change is a platform for grassroots conversation about creative ways to foster social change, initiated by Elana Mann and Robby Herbst in 2014. The project encourages experimental, locally held, open dialogs between artists, activists, and audiences. During Chats About Change events participants share ideas with the goal of advancing political and aesthetic agendas. Chats About Change represents a response to the national phenomena of the institutionalization of social practice art within cultural organizations.