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 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.  

Funding for the Community Engagement Residency comes from the San Francisco Arts Commission and the Center for Cultural Innovation's Investing in Tomorrow program. This activity is also supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov. 

2018 Community Engagement Residency:  Dancing Around Race  Lead Artist Gerald Casel

2018 Community Engagement Residency:
Dancing Around Race
Lead Artist Gerald Casel

2017 Community Engagement Residency: Lead Artist Julie Tolentino

2017 Community Engagement Residency:
Lead Artist Julie Tolentino