Community Engagement Residency Program
B.L.A.’s Community Engagement Residency (CER) provides year-long support for socially-engaged dance and movement artists to engage in a creative process with their communities, however they define them. Core values of the residency are equity, dialogue, process, artist autonomy, the intersection of art-making and activism, and building meaningful relationships among artists. In addition to funding, the CER builds artist capacity in program design, networking, production, grant writing, marketing, and other areas of artist interest.
Photo (Left): Members of Asian Babe Gang (Malia Hatico-Byrne, Rose Huey, Kim Ip, Melissa Lewis Wong, Aiano Nakagawa, and Nina Wu.(Right): Tammy Johnson. Photos courtesy of the artists.
Photo (L to R): David Herrera, Yayoi Kambara, and the QTBIPOC Performing Artist HIVE, initiated by Estrellx Supernova and Daria Garina.
Photo by Robbie Sweeney
Photo by Hillary Goidell of Julie Tolentino in bury.me.fiercely 2018
The Community Engagement Residency is made possible with support from the California Arts Council Artists in Communities Program Grant.