The New York City Arts in Education Roundtable is proud to host its first Black Women’s Wellness Retreat (BWWR), in the Hudson Valley area. The creation of the BWWR is in response to the recent events in the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement and its effect specifically to the Black Women community as well as in line with “Rebuild, Reconcile, Reimagine: A List of Demands for Centering Black Women’s Leadership in Arts Education.” The retreat is FREE for up to 30 participants, with 5 spots held for the nomination of 5 Black Female Elders. Attendees will have the opportunity to retreat away together for a weekend of connection, healing, and growth.
Who is this retreat for?
The BWWR, is specifically designed for individuals who identify as Black Women and work in the field of arts education. There is space for up to 25 participants, plus an additional 5 spots available for Black Female Elders in the field. Interested participants can apply for the BWWR via an online application on the platform Submittable. The application may take up to 30 minutes to complete.
Nominate an Elder
If you are interested in nominating a Black Female Elder to attend the BWWR, please complete the nomination form. As part of the Elder Nomination, we are specifically looking for Black women who (1) are 55+ years old and (2) have demonstrated commitment to the field of arts education with 20+ years of experience. The form may take up to 10-15 minutes to complete.
Apply for the program
BWWR participants must apply or be nominated to attend the retreat. Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee of five Black Women who work in the field of arts education. Participants will be notified by May 3, 2021 on the status of their application and to confirm their attendance at the retreat.
Where will the retreat take place?
The BWWR will take place in the Greater Saugerties, NY area in the Hudson Valley area (located 1.5-2 hours north of NYC). The retreat will be hosted across 6 satellite houses each with accommodations for 5-7 people per home. Each individual will have their own bed to sleep in, but may share a room with another participant.
For more information
If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to reach out to Wellness Retreat Coordinator, Caryn Cooper, at firstname.lastname@example.org.