The E|MERGE Interdisciplinary Collaborative Residency is a two-week long creative residency at Earthdance. Twenty curated participants from many different disciplines come together to explore new modes of creation and collective decision-making processes.
Through structures that allow for risk-taking and alternate methods for creation, (horizontal organization, collective decision-making, cross-disciplinary collaboration, nonlinear process), E|MERGE provides a fertile space for pushing the boundaries of collaboration and leadership, undoing assumptions about creative processes, and exploring how creative practices transform our relationships.
The residency culminates in a final weekend of performances, discussions, writing, research, and other modes of expression called E|MERGE Presents, February 23rd-24th.
How can we bring attention and intention to: the positions of privilege and oppression we each inhabit; what voices & perspectives are valued, when and why; how power gets distributed within a group; and the implications of our creative process over a wide spectrum of cultures, histories, and experiences?