Above: Photos of Julie Tolentino and The Hard Corps. Courtesy of Julie Tolentino, 2017 Community Engagement Resident Artist.
Community Engagement Residency
In 2017, HMD’s Bridge Project created a new program, the Community Engagement Residency (CER), to provide sanctuary and opportunity for artists who identify as coming from the margins. The Community Engagement Residency extends HMD’s deep commitment to supporting Bay Area artists. Core values of the residency are artist autonomy and flexibility, the intersection of art making and activism, and building community among artists. From its inception, The Bridge Project has had a focus on lineage. The Community Engagement Residency cultivates a different kind of lineage—the lateral lines of influence that sustain creative community.
Funding for HMD's CER comes from the California Arts Council (for Julie Tolentino's residency) and the Center for Cultural Innovation's Investing in Tomorrow program (for Gerald Casel's residency).