#DignityInProcess is excited to announce that we are officially the new fairy godparents of QEAR!
Queer Emerging Artivist Residency (QEAR) Spring 2018 is a FREE 3-day healing justice retreat that cultivates the artistic growth and resilience of QTPOC (queer and trans people of color) artists ages 18-26. Led by #DignityInProcess Artivist Director, ChE, and Director of Freedom Freequencies, kei slaughter, artivists-in-residence dig into ancestral ritual, connecting to the powerful lineages that have sourced and sustained Afro-Indigenous activism for generations. Part 2 of The People Could Fly QEAR series, this year's theme continues to steep residents in Ring Shout magik grounding in the theme "QEARevival!"
Please note: this Spring 2018 residency is focused on the experiences of trans and queer performing artivists who self-identify as Black and/or members of the African and Afro-Indigenous Diaspora. Priority will be given to artivists living within the Bay Area as a means of centering local grassroots art-activist organizing.
RESIDENTS MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE FOLLOWING DATES AND TIMES:
Friday, June 1st: Opening Ceremony + Potluck Garden Meet & Greet @ Canticle Farm, 1972 36th Ave, Oakland | 4pm-7pm
Saturday, June 2nd: Retreat Day @ Canticle Farm, 1972 36th Ave, Oakland | 10am-4pm
Sunday, June 3rd: #TakingBackSunday QEARevival @ Destiny Arts Center, 970 Grace Ave, Oakland | 3pm-7:30pm
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: SATURDAY, MAY 19 2018 AT 5PM PST
[Note: Room/board and transportation assistance are not currently available for residency participants.]