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Artist Residencies Applications OPEN

Welcome to The Watah School, cultivating the artist as healer, as mentor, and as keeper of the sacred.

The Watah School (womb arts and healing) is a w/holistic artist development institute, grounded in d’bi.young anitafrika’s Sorplusi Method, that cultivates and nurtures artists as healers, mentors, and keepers of the sacred. Arts-education meets meditation meets ritual and celebration in an ongoing exploration of our place on this planet and in this cosmos. Lovingly curated artist residencies, Watah workshops and one-to-one mentorship with d’bi. make The Watah School a womb-oasis.

YEMOYA INTERNATIONAL ARTIST RESIDENCY
Internationally acclaimed dubpoet, monodramatist, and educator d’bi.young anitafrika is taking her YEMOYA international artist residency to the Big Island of Hawaii in August 2014. d’bi. is preparing to curate the upcoming YEMOYA at the breathtaking Ohana House. This magical field-forest dwelling is near the ocean and on the mountain-side, providing an enchanting and adventurous environment for an artist to cocoon and blossom.

Who
The residencies are open to artists and non-artists, emerging, newly-emerged, mid-career and established. All are welcome.

Timeline
The extended YEMOYA application deadline will be closed on Friday August 1, 2014 @ 5pm. Successful applicants will be notified of their status shortly thereafter and will join YEMOYA artists in Hawaii for our 2014 residency- Wednesday August 20, 2014 to Wednesday September 10, 2014.

Applications available
To apply to YEMOYA
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/yemoyahawaii

About YEMOYA International Residency
YEMOYA is a three week international artist residency, developed by d’bi., that combines trans-disciplinary arts training with wellness practices for the (w)holistic development of people. Founded in summer 2008 in Toronto Canada, YEMOYA’s intensive twenty-one day program focuses on the creative, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth and development of its resident artists, using the Sorplusi Method. YEMOYA alumni include international artists such as Ngozi Paul, Kemba King, Titilope Sonuga, Jamilah Malika, Ria Hartley, Che Kothari, Bahia Watson, Mriga Kapadiya, LInda Kaoma, Amanda Parris, Adiyana Morris, Liza Paul, Julene Robinson, Raphael Cohen, Lishai Peel, Colanthony Humphreys, Kalmplex, Erin Bosenberg, Webster McDonald and Geordie Gescha.  Residencies have been hosted in Canada, England, South Africa, Belize, Jamaica and The Bahamas.

To find out more about YEMOYA visit
http://www.yemoya.org
For more info email
admin@yemoya.org
Apply to YEMOYA
WAIRs YEAR-LONG RESIDENCY PROGRAM
The Watah School Artist-In-Residency Programs (WAIRs) inaugural season begins September 2014 and culminates in the Word! Sound! Powah! Festival June 2015.

Who
The residencies are open to artists and non-artists, emerging, newly-emerged, mid-career and established. All are welcome.

Timeline
The WAIRs application will be closed on Monday September 1, 2014 @ 5pm. Applicants will be notified of their status by Monday September 8, 2014.

Applications available
To apply to a WAIR program
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/watahschoolresidency14-15

About The Watah Artist-In-Residency (WAIR) Program
WAIRs are year-long programs based in Toronto Canada, exploring the self, art, and community using the Sorplusi Method, facilitated by globally celebrated artist d’bi.young anitafrika. Each artist works diligently for the year, creating a unique work of art, catalyzed by their biographical experiences, supported in the womb of the Watah Residency.
 
Based in Toronto Canada, WAIR has 5 tributaries: BMI – Biomyth Monodrama Intensive, TAP – Transdisciplinary Artist Residency, PATI – Performing Arts Training Intensive, YAM – Youth Artist Mentorship and YEMOYA Intl Artist Residency (hosted globally for 3 weeks yearly).

To find out more about WAIR Programs visit
http://www.watah.org/
For more info email
register@watah.org
Apply to WAIR
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