Friendly association, especially with people who share one's interests.
A group of people meeting to pursue a shared interest or aim.
A company of equals.
The Fellowship is an experimental research program observing the dynamic relationships between creativity, connection, and collective transformation.
As part of a larger commitment to research, collaboration, and supporting creativity, the Fellowship brings together individuals thinking critically and willing to prioritize + commit to their own healing in order to meaningfully engage the collective. The program is a platform for exploration of the vast importance of our innate creative energy as a tool for inquiry, both ourselves and our communities + environment, and to provide support for what that means on many levels - day to day care of self and others; deep wound healing; addressing systemic oppression and violence; defining activism for ourselves. How does this internal work reflect externally? How does that feed back into humanity as a whole, in turn nourishing the individual? What discomforts do we need to face in order to consistently respond and creatively act toward a world we want to exist?
The program operates under the hypothesis that :: Radical self-inquiry is a means of taking responsibility for ourselves >> Taking responsibility for ourselves leads to deep healing and transformation >> Given space to transform, our essential human capacity for creative expression, health, and connection can reach its highest potential. To realistically address the kind of support we need as individuals to transform ourselves and create new meaningful, sustainable ways of interacting with the world, takes radical change, courage, and work. When the individual consciousness shifts, those around us shift too.
By accepting Fellowship, members actively engage with themselves and each other through a specifically proposed project, for (9) months. The program is intended to support individuals who wish to take responsibility for themselves and use creative energy for social change. Therefore, the program has no monetary cost, but is in exchange for participation and documentation & public discussion of projects. Each Fellow receives (14) individual remote sessions, (6) project matrix sessions, (1) remote group call per month, and (2) retreat weekends at Succurro. Sessions are for individual work, while group gatherings encourage critical dialogue in personal and collective findings. Specific outcomes will be determined by the cohort because together we are best able to express the transformative effects of truly caring for ourselves, and being fully present with others, as we lovingly listen, critically discuss, and creatively act on what blocks us individually and collectively, and work toward prioritizing our humanity on a transpersonal level.