Sundays online @ 10am-12pm PST / 1-3pm EST
February 14th - April 4th 2021
Stingray Artist Residency sits at the cross-roads of an art residency and a retreat-- a space to generate work in your medium of choice, alongside supportive workshops to help heal creative blocks, and tap into new ways of accessing your body’s natural intelligence.
Under capitalism, there are endless ways that we trick ourselves into thinking we are creatively illegitimate-- some of us may feel this impulse to draw, to write, to learn how to play that instrument, but we struggle to just...do it. Some of us yearn and desire to start creating, but work, responsibilities, and family commitments have made it difficult to dedicate time to that creative calling pumping in our hearts. Others of us may creatively produce a lot, but our process may feel robotic, or out of sync with our intuition and inner rhythms. Still others of us may depend on grants or awards to validate that voice inside that still persists whenever there is a lull in opportunity: “but I’m not a *real* artist.” These are just some of the ways that living under a westernized idea of “art” have actually taken the medicine of art away from people.
Unlike a traditional residency, where artists are granted uninterrupted space to make work, our space will be designed to provide built-in nourishment and support for your creative journey. Oftentimes, our creative journeys are a highly individual pursuit, a solo experience. Our work is to heal the inner artist, relationally, in community, so that we can unfold as the creative humans we are.
Sliding scale payment options are available, as well as full & partial scholarships for Black, Indigenous & POC artists. To learn more about Stingray or apply, you can click the buttons below!