Against the Stream is very happy to be participating in the Hemera Foundation‘s Tending Space Fellowship Program for Artists. The aim of the program is to nurture the creative practice of seeing things as they are, to cultivate that awareness, and to live and create from this insight. To that end, this program provides support so that artists may experience the immersive, contemplative environment of a meditation retreat.
Qualified applicants will be full-time artists—visual, performing artists, writers, and multi-disciplinary artists—whose professions directly relate to their artmaking practice. At this time, Hemera Fellowships are available for the East Coast Retreat at Dharma Drum.
Artists who have never attended a residential meditation retreat longer than a weekend (all retreats, not just ATS retreats) will be provided with 100% funding for the retreat of their choice. Artists who have attended at least one meditation retreat longer than a weekend will be offered 50% funding, with need-based support available beyond that.
If you can comfortably pay for any portion of the retreat yourself, you are welcome to do so, as this will allow funding to be spread among more fellows.
CLICK HERE to fill out the on-line Fellowship Application Form. You must also submit a retreat application form which can be downloaded from the individual retreat page.