Earthdance Exchange (EDX) is a wonderful opportunity to fill a direct need at Earthdance through the contribution of labor and expertise in exchange for program discounts or retreats.
Types of Work Needed:
- operations and administration (e.g. household maintenance, buildings and grounds upkeep, database entry)
- professional services (e.g. IT, consultation, education/training for staff, carpentry)
Program Discounts (work on- or off-site)
Program Discounts are provided to EDX-ers for eligible Earthdance-curated workshops, July 4th Jam, Spring and Fall Equinox Jams, Creative Residencies, and personal retreats through EDX points. Each hour of work earns one EDX point, worth a $10 discount on eligible programs. There is no limit to how many EDX points can be used towards one program.
Points may be applied toward more than one event per year. If you accumulate 50 points ($500), you must redeem some before accumulating more. Points are non-transferable and may not be redeemed for cash.
Work-Exchange Retreats (work on-site)
Work-Exchange Retreats are periods ranging from 1 day to 3 weeks during which work is performed on-site and EDX-ers' interests & skills are matched with Earthdance’s needs. Benefits include full room & board (dependent on availability), participation in a range of weekly creative classes and collaborative offerings in addition to an intimate experience of Earthdance's live-work community. Requirements include 5 hrs/day of task-specific work and general participation in kitchen cleaning and household maintenance.
Work-Exchange Retreats can occur repeatedly throughout the year with at least one month in between. If, once here, you wish to remain longer than 3 weeks, you may apply for consideration as a Volunteer for up to 3 months additional time. (Residency is not guaranteed.)
For Program Discounts, please inquire prior to any registration deadlines for eligible programs (eligibility posted on program pages). For a Work-Exchange Retreat, the more advance notice you provide, the greater the likelihood a position will be available.