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Indigo Legacy Bearers
Dreamers Residency 

The Legacy Bearers is a Dreamers-in-Residence is a multi-dimensional and disciplinary experimental archival residency. The LB Dreamers Residency is a think tank that explores dream world-building through rest, playful imagination, creative expression, artivism, service, storytelling, legacy building, solution strategizing, cultural preservation/exchange, and ancestral practice that envisions and builds sustainable foundations toward Indigenous sovereignty and collective liberation.

 The Legacy Bearers DIR project that provides local and international artists of all creative disciplines with inspiring independent time and space to develop new, meaningful, and socially challenging work that fosters personal and collective liberation. Through residency plans, intuitive inspiration, research, and archiving, resident artists will explore any creative form(s) of choice to build artworks, experimental projects, or workshops that bring those dreams to life as a bridge toward personal and collective liberation, intergenerational bridging, activism, and legacy building.

This Dreamers-in-Residence project centralizes world-building, creativity, self-exploration, lineage research, social activism, migration ancestral mapping, and intercultural exchange that integrates with our visions of creative solutions to ending systematic injustice.

While providing artists with the space to recharge, explore, research, question, envision, create, and archive, resident artists will have the opportunity to research (in their way) and develop creative works that unpack the intersectional relationships between their ancestry, spirituality, culture, personal discovery, liberation, and historical relations with what they learn from and with the powerful local communities in Oaxaca, Mexico.

 

End of Residency

Resident Artists will have the choice of (1) exhibiting their work, (2) building a socially involved community-centered workshop or event, (3) archiving liberation research for others to continue during their residency term, or (4) developing a sustainable creative project that continues after their residency period.

Our Mission

  • To provide local and international creatives with the space and time to dream, research, bridge, and create our own liberation.

  • To explore the critical question, what does a ‘liberation world’ look & feel like? and develop research and work that center on our dream and world/legacy-building.

  • To not only dream but create work that expresses it, personally and towards collective liberation.

  • To offer creative dreamers a wholistic experience to explore, rest, learn, reflect and make meaningful connections with the local community.

Target Creative Professional Fields

Community Artists, Healing Practitioners, Educators, Architects, Chefs/Community Cooks, Visual Artists, Builders, Writers, Movement Shakers, Anthropologists, Photographers, Architects, Musicians, Tattoo Artists, Scientists, Archivists, Farmers from all over the world.  Creative media is not limited.

Recruitment Time

Application is open throughout the year, and the resident time is agreed upon between The Indigo House and the Resident Artist.

 

Resident Period

Currently: 2-weeks to 1-month which is agreed upon between The Indigo House and the Resident Artist.

with option for additional 5 weeks; contingent on agreement.

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Personal & Community Research

2

Cultural & Creative Exploration

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Ancestral Connection

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Rest & Recharge

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Crafting Your Research 

Indigo SOLO

Personal Research | 2-Weeks Period

Residency offered by invitation or dreamer proposal submission that allows dreamer to creatively and personally explore themselves through rest, reflection, ancestral practice, personal research, and learning from the local community.

 

  • Creative Exploration

  • Personal Creative Works 

  • Rest, Recharge, Refocus & Enjoy

  • Connecting the Dots:

Studying/Mapping your cultural background & lineage and connecting it with what you learn about the local community.

 

  • Dream Mapping:

Through my personal interests and dreams, how can I/we build a ‘liberation world’?

End of Residency:

Archive your liberation research for others to continue during their residency term or create works integrating your research and documentation from your residency experience.

 Documentation & Storytelling from resident's work will be included on Sweet Herbal Honey Apothecary Digital Archive.

Indigo UNITY

Personal & Community Research | 1-Month Period

Residency offered by invitation or dreamer proposal submission that allows dreamers to creatively and personally explore themselves through rest, reflection, ancestral practice(s), personal and community research, and learning from the local community.

  • Rest, Recharge, Refocus & Enjoy

  • Reflection: Ancestral Relationship Building

  • Research & Engage: Personal & local Oaxacan Community

  • Connecting the Dots: Studying/Mapping your cultural background & lineage and connecting it with what you learn about the local community.

End of Residency Choices:

  • Produce ONE community gathering/event that serves and supports the local community

  • Showcase ONE Intimate exhibition of your artwork

  • Host ONE in-person or virtual community creative workshop 

  • Archive your liberation research for others to continue during their residency term.

Documentation & Storytelling from resident's work(s) will be included on Sweet Herbal Honey Apothecary Digital Archive.

The Legacy Bearer

Whispers of ancestors, he does hold,

Stories of valor, tales untold.

Carrying forth their hopes and dream,

In a world that’s more than it seems.

 

He’s the bridge ‘tween then and now,

Bearer of legacies, showing how

Traditions live, and histories last,

As he honors both future and past.

 

With every step, he takes along,

Echoes of an age-old song.

Legacy’s keeper, forward he fares,

With the weight of history he bears.

-maya anthony

Cultura oaxaqueña

Residency Fees 

Residency Fees comprise the room rental, with no additional fees. Inclusive of the dreamer-in-residence envisioning experience, the dreamer's residency fee will go towards our Sweet Cause Donation Fund to provide free community workshops, events, local partnerships, liberation practices, and projects held and built at the Bees of Indigo Ancestral Sanctuary. Resident dreamers support the local communities in Oaxaca through their exploration during their experience and residency fee.

Paid by dreamer

Program 1: INDIGO SOLO 

Personal Research 

Residency Period: 2-Week 

INDIGO SOLO Residency Program: 

 Residence fee is composed of Room Rental for two weeks. Materials and flights are not included in residency fee. 

Residency Fee: Room Rental - $33 Per Night

Note: There are no application or additional fees.

Paid by dreamer

Program 2: INDIGO UNITY

Personal & Community Research 

Residency Period:1- month 

INDIGO SOLO Residency Program:  

Residence fee is composed of Room Rental for one month. Materials and flights are not included in residency fee. 

Residency Fee: Room Rental - $20 Per Night

Note: There are no application or additional fees.

The Residence Fee covers:

  • Round-trip transfer from Oaxaca Airport or train station to The Bees of Indigo Ancestral Sanctuary 

  •  The use of professional exhibition wall (at an outdoor nearby location)

  • The use of exchange meeting rooms (outdoor & indoor) 

  • Residency Support: Resident exhibition planning, lineage mapping//research, archiving practices, ancestral connection & relationship / intuition strengthening

  • Video Project by the Indigo House: Resident Dreamer Interview & Creative Storytelling. Featuring your background story about your community, history, lineage and culture traditions.)

  • Social Media: Virtual Meet the Artist & Q&A

  • Accommodations

Residency Accommodations:

- One private bedroom

- Use of communal spaces -- community garden access (artists can grow and hold space), prayer/ancestral room, outdoor shower & studio space, laundry access, intimate exhibition space, home-cooked dinners, and archiving & logistical support throughout their stay. One resident per term.

- 24-hour outdoor studio space.

If there are financial challenges, please inform us!

Free Participation for Creators native to Oaxaca!

Work + Reseach Spaces

24 -hour work spaces 

Wall Space & Install work:  research, mapping, mixed media, photography install, painting on material, etc...

Community Garden: documentaries, healing sessions, video projects, workshops, etc....

Open Field(s): Open to expressions 

Legacy Bearer Resident Room 
-Furnished
room: tea kettle, shelf, towels, candle, incense | guest: toothbrush & paste, soap, water

Meet the

Legacy Bearers Residents

Dreamers

 Application
 

Dreamers
 Application
 

Application Process:

 

  1. Email us at Sweetherbalhoney@gmail.com

    2. In Email Subject Line: “Legacy Bearers Residency Proposal”

 

Include the following details:

  • Your First & Last Name

  • Introduction Biography 

  •  Pronouns (ex. she, they, he, zi, etc..)

  • Desired Residency Dates & Length

  • Include at-least three images or samples of your work

  • Reflection Question: What does legacy building/bridging look & feel like to you?

  • 350-words Letter of Intent: Your residency vision and plan. *subject to change based on dreamer-in-residence 

 

Application is open throughout the year! We can only accept one resident at a time.  We will inform you if there is a current resident.

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