Applications due Saturday, May 19th by 5pm PST
DignityInProcess is excited to announce that we are officially the new fairy godparents of QEAR! Queer Emerging Artivist Residency (QEAR) Spring 2018 is a 3-day healing justice residency/ 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
[Note: Room/board and transportation assistance are not currently available for residency participants.]