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 opportunity for artists to engage in creative process with their communities. Core values of the residency are equity, dialogue, process, artist autonomy, the intersection of art making and activism, and building relationships 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.