ROOT & BLOOM
Another Day in Albuquerque by Zahra Marwan
March 18-22, 2021
Albuquerque, New Mexico and beyond with all programming taking place digitally
This conference is operated with coordination and facilitation from organizing partners
- Harwood Art Center,
- Keshet Ideas & Innovation Community, and
- Native Realities & IndigiPop X: The Original Native Pop Culture Festival,
and leadership support from
- City of Albuquerque Tipping Points for Creatives and
- Nusenda Credit Union
and developed with guidance and collaboration from strategic thought partners
- McMillan Works,
- Blak Gold Wellness Lounge, and
- The Dots Between.
Harwood’s Root & Bloom will launch in conjunction with our capstone community celebration, Encompass, in March of 2021.
Root & Bloom is a multi-day virtual retreat program (March 18-22) which will serve and support individuals in the bewildering here and now, as well as in visioning and actualizing a just, abundant shared future. Root & Bloom will:
• Center diversely representative voices and compassionate approaches, organized around collective values and themes of radical self-care, radical reimagining, and radical resilience;
• Present (4) public keynote dialogues – and otherwise be woven together and defined by community-sourced proposals and creative leadership;
• Compensate presenters with transparency, equity, and parity; honor presenters across promotions and materials; and engage presenters both as retreat co-creators and retreat participants;
• Test a “contribute what you can, receive what you need” model for non-presenting retreat participants. We will collect sliding scale fees from those who are able to pay to attend. We will fund those who need to be compensated in order to take off work or take on childcare to attend;
• Take place virtually in March 2021, anchoring to the weekend of March 18-22, and marking the launch of Albuquerque Dreaming – a new collaborative program that bridges Root & Bloom to Indigenous Dreaming the following weekend.
Though Harwood directly serves hundreds of artists each year, there is far more need for our existing professional development services that we can presently meet. We recognize that arts administrators operate in a limited landscape of opportunity for ongoing professional growth.
Root & Bloom, which was shaped through a series of focus groups and interviews with arts entrepreneurs, will serve artists and arts administrators. Root & Bloom builds upon the successful foundations of SURFACE, expanding our professional development roster to artists and arts administrators from around the state – and, we hope, supporting arts entrepreneurs in the discovery of strengthened business practices, expanded capacity as agents of change, and increased opportunities across and beyond New Mexico.
Registration for Root & Bloom is now open!
|Full Contribution: For individuals who have organizational resources to support your participation||$295|
|Recommended Contribution: For individuals attending independently on personal or creative resources||$145|
|Subsidized Contribution (1): For individuals attending independently who need a partial fee reduction in order to participate||$95|
|Subsidized Contribution (2): For individuals attending independently who need a partial fee reduction in order to participate||$45|
|Scholarship: For individuals attending independently who need a full fee waiver in order to participate||$0|
|Stipend: For individuals attending independently who need financial reimbursement to take off work or take on childcare in order to participate||$100|
Attending the Public Keynote
If you are unable to join us for the entire weekend, you are welcome to join us for any or all of our keynote sessions. You can register for them one by one or for all four as a “mini-retreat.”
*All retreat registrations include the keynote ticket.
|“Mini-Retreat”: All four public keynote dialogues||$35|
|Individual keynote sessions||$15|
Cultivating Peace Within Creativity with Zenju Earthlyn Manuel & Kaishin Unique Holland – Thursday, March 18th, 5:30pm MDT
Taking Care & Holding Power: Nurturing Radical Wellness & Well Being for the Creative Mind with Kim Knight & Shanelle McKenzie of The Villij and Babalwa Sinandile – Friday, March 19th, 5:30pm MDT
Igniting & Sustaining Social Change: Nourishment, Expression, Solidarity & Liberation with Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge & Dafina McMillan – Saturday, March 20th, 10am MDT
Albuquerque Dreaming: Knowledge, Relationship & Insights from Creative, Native & Indigenous Visions for New Realities with Nanibah Chacon, Lynnette Haozous, and Lee Francis IV – Sunday, March 21st, 5:30pm MDT