SCHOLARSHIPS & INTERNSHIPS

CREATING OPPORTUNITIES TO THRIVE

 

Our goal is to make transformational residency experiences accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of color, gender, class or creed. For increased financial accessibility, we have several options including early bird rates, scholarships, & worktrade.

 

1. MOMENTOM SCHOLARSHIPS

Momentom recognizes the importance of Solidarity and Allyship work. Having scholarships available is just one of the many ways we continue to open our residency for creators from all walks of life. Our desire is for these scholarships to allow artists with financial restrictions and great ideas to have the opportunity to take part in a residency that will propel their careers as artists or thought leaders forward.

We take great pride in creating new thought forms and new arts forms as a means to healing and helping collective awakening. 

If you have any ideas that are radical, edgy and with a greater intention to create while in residency with us, these opportunities are for you. The more multi-dimensional, the more out of the box and the more it takes into consideration mother earth, the more interested we are. 

Once accepted, you will be responsible for acquiring all materials to create the art piece while in residency. Your commitment is to complete your art piece by the end of the residency and to expose the world to. 

If you are interested in building installations and or eco-designs, sculpture, the Green Residency is for you.
If you are interested in music production, the Maderas Residency is for you.
If you are interested in choreography, the Circus Island Residency is for you.
If you are interested in conscious relations/ contact dance or aerials, Guatemala and Indonesia Residency is for you. 

Momentom Collective offers a total of five (5) scholarships per Residency season. If selected, you will receive one month in your residency of choice.

Scholarship applications close November 1st, 2021.

Here are the 5 scholarships available this year:

  1. BOC SCHOLARSHIP: One scholarship for beings of color, including multi-racial creators.
  2. INDIGENOUS/FIRST NATIONS SCHOLARSHIP: One scholarship available for First Nations/Indigenous creators.
  3. DISABLED BEINGS SCHOLARSHIP: One scholarship for beings with visual impairment, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, Deaf/HOH, and/or chronic illnesses.
  4. LGBTQ+: One scholarship available to those identifying as LGBTQ+
  5. SHIFT MINDS SCHOLARSHIP: One scholarship for prodigies out there with radical ideas and artistic expression that can shift the mind of the masses.

Your art from must fall in one of the categories below: 

  • Movement Aerial/ Circus Arts
  • Balance Arts/ Highline/ Slackline 
  • Visual / Psychedelic Arts
  • Healing Arts / hypnosis 
  • Fire or Flow arts
  • Music, Sound Production , DJ
  • Breathwork 
  • Tantra , Authentic Relating, Community Building 
  • Conscious / Green Building & Sacred Geometry 
  • Permaculture, Farming and Eco Arts (installations)
    Photography & Videography
  • Animal rights and human rights 


What you will receive if awarded scholarship:

  • One (1)  month in the residency of your choice or 50% off residency  (availability pending) 
  • Access to all workshops and classes
  • Access to all residency training spaces
  • All vegan meals  
  • Shared accommodations


What you will NOT receive if awarded a scholarship:

  • Videography and photography services
  • Travel stipend


If accepted to this scholarship, we expect: 

  • During residency:
    • A virtual follow-through of your experience at Momentom posted on our & your IG story (every two days, unless otherwise outlined by organizers) 
    • 1 FB live post per week detailing your experience at Momentom Collective
    • 1 written article of your experience as an artist in residency (2 pages to be published) 
  • At the end of your residency
    • A completed art piece that’s conceptually similar to your proposal
    • A piece that can be shared open-source via Momentom Collective


To apply for a scholarship, submit the following on the form linked below:

  • A live story on your Instagram account or Tik Tok as to why you want to go to Momentom Collective 
  • A five sentence statement sharing your story with us
  • In 2-3 sentences,  explain why Momentom collective resonates with you
  • A three (3)  paragraph project proposal describing what you want to create with us and why it matters
  • What is your final goal for creating an art piece?
  • In 2-4 sentence that describes how your unique identity drives you as an artist and/or shapes the projects you create
  • What is your ideal world to live in? 
  • Let us know your preferred residency:
  • Let us know approximately when you’d like to attend (check our residency page for our schedule).
  • Your social media details

2. FAIRY FELLOWSHIPS

We open two fairy fellowship per residency to minimize costs of the residency at $500 off. 

These fellowships are for residents coming in for a minimum one month stay and who can prove that they have financial difficulties. As part of the exchange, Momentom requires 2 written blog in exchange of your experience and and one gift  that pertains to your art. For example,  DJ set for Momentom to promote, 15 photos if you are a photographer, 2 “how to” video if flow arts etc Please check off the question “are you applying for fairy fellowships” on your applications for residency. If approved, we will deduct your final stay. 

4. PAY IT FORWARD

What was one act of kindness a stranger did for you that stuck with you until even today? 

Random acts of kindness are much needed in the world today, they are a boost for hope in humanity, a beautiful sweep of good feeling for the person both giving and receiving. 

 

Pay- it-forward is an expression of kindness and indiscriminate love. For us it’s a concept that tells us that we can make a difference in the lives of others by giving when we can, and honouring random and indiscriminate acts of kindness. 


As an artist, it can be difficult to get your foot through the door, to get the kinds of opportunities to network and to create art. To have the courage and confidence to pursue arts as your main career. For Momentom, artists are just as integral for collective evolution as engineers and scientists of our times. Artists are the ones who dare to think WAY outside the box, that train spiritually to find comfort in the unconventional and who train to get into flow states to create hypothetical dreams into concrete reality. 


But not everyone has the chance to get out of the matrix, or get out of their waitress job, to  take a month in an artist residency. This is why we set up the pay it forward program. If you’d like to help a random human, we would love to help you help them. 


Here is how it works

  1. Choose how much you’d like to donate (partial or full residency,) 
  2. Choose which art industry you’d like to see move forward
    Express what is something you’d like to see change moving forward in the world (animal rights, farm guide for children) and we will try to match you 
  3. Choose if you’d like to get to know your random new friend personally or keep it anonymous
  4. We get you in touch with the person we randomly select 
  5. You change someone’s life

4. INTERNSHIPS

Internships are offered by Momentom for students seeking extracurricular hours at a University or who are looking to grow their skills in a specific domain of business. Interns are looking to study, learn and acquire the skills to run a residency or create large transformational events. The difference between internships and worktrade are a) the amount of hours and b) internships are online with access to residency (Work traders work in residency). Momentom also sees internships as potential apprenticeships for those who are thinking to  to join Momentom in the long run. 

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