The Alliance for Community Transformation and Wellness invites project proposals from Inland Empire IE artists across genres to take part in a one day event, The Vibe Festival of Wellness. Projects should be interactive and address one of the eight domains of wellness listed below. Four projects will be supported financially up to $500, dependent on project budget.
Vibe Festival of Wellness was a co-creation of community artist Duan Kellum and ACTW founder Janee Both Gragg. Launched in 2017 as ACTW’s signature annual fundraiser, Vibe is an interactive educational experience for all ages showcasing trends and product innovations across a range of wellness domains. Participants can immerse themselves fully in a customizable day of health and wellness while enjoying the very best the Inland Empire region has to offer in food, art, and music. Vibe is based on, 8 Domains of Wellness (social, emotional, spiritual, financial, physical, occupational, environmental, intellectual).
Even prior to the pandemic mental health information and wellness education was limited and difficult to access for much of the IE population. UR Invited as a theme - is an antidote to isolation, fear, loneliness, apprehension and even anger from the racial and public health devastation (with impact on all eight domains) experienced by many the last couple years...holding space for the community through a range of artistic, intellectually engaging, potentially healing experiences.
Priority will be given to projects that evidence: 1) building off already existing relationships and resources 2) enhancing regional resource awareness, 3)collaborative work representing intersectionality of the domains, 4 ) engaging installations linked clearly to one or more of the eight domains of wellness, and 5) seasoned artists working with and mentoring new and upcoming artists. Grant recipients will be expected to work with ACTW to acquire funding for the compellation of 2022 Vibe Festival of Wellness projects to be on display to IE communities. Details will be determined collaboratively including potential funding source.