Watah Artist-In-Residency (WAIR) Programs

WAIRs are year-long residencies that provide the practitioner with the tools to explore self, art and community using The Soplusi Method. The 3 residencies are open to emerging, newly-emerged, mid-career and established artists and non-artists..

Transdisciplinary Artist Program (TAP) is geared towards mid-career and established artists who create cross-genre works of art or art that defy traditional categorization.

Performing Arts Training Intensive (PATI) is a professional development training program offered to emerging Black and racialized artists (18-26 years old) who are under-represented in mainstream theatre and who are challenged to find spaces where they can receive professional development as theatre practitioners without racially and economically restrictive selection practices.

YEMOYA International Artist Residency is a three week retreat that combines trans-disciplinary arts training with wellness practices for the (w)holistic development of people. Founded in summer 2008 in Toronto Canada, YEMOYA’s intensive twenty-one day program focuses on the creative, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth of its resident artists, using the Sorplusi Method.

Artist Shaman Exhibit (ASE) residency features the visual art works of 8 invited guest artists throughout the year. Each artist is interviewed at an Artist Shaman Project session, launching their month-long exhibit at The Watah Mawk Gallery.

Youth Arts Mentorship (YAM) was a 4 month pilot program (now ended) designed for young people ages 13-14 with a strong interest in the performing arts. The pilot was made possible through the Artist-In-Residence joint program of Toronto Public Library and Toronto Arts Council. d’bi.young anitafrika was the 2014 artist-in-residence at Oakwood Library

The Watah School is a Trans-Disciplinary Arts Institute that nurtures the artist as healer, mentor & keeper of the sacred.

Apply now for 2015 admission:
Trans-Disciplinary Artist Program (TAP)

Performing Arts Training Intensive (PATI)

YEMOYA Intl Artist Residency

photo by Anthony Gebrehiwot of The Performing Arts Training Intensive | Mikey Smith Raw Works Festival 2014 ‘Black Skins White Masks’ by Frantz Fanon

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