- Part and Fully Funded Human-Nature Connect Residency Places Available
This Human-Nature Connect residency interweaves the beauty and mysteries of Ambleside and The Lake District with special artistic and eco-somatic gifts including a ritualistic Fire Ceremony, Dream Walking and Balinese Kecak (ke-chak) chanting and music making. The intention is to release trauma, foster subconscious creative openings and nurture nature's healing in our collective being with and within the hills, forests, lakes, caves and their hidden mysteries.
will interweave the beauty and mysteries of Ambleside and The Lake District with special artistic and eco-somatic gifts from our facilitators. Drs. Alex Boyd and Andrea Maciel both bring over 3 decades of deep cultural eco-embodied practices and research to their collective facilitation that is the heart and soul of Intercultural Roots. Special gifts from friends include a ritualistic fire ceremony and dream walking from Julia Lux, and Balinese Kecak (Kechak) Monkey Chanting and music making from interdisciplinary musician and dancer-artist Marije Nie.
"The intention is to release trauma, foster subconscious creative openings and nurture nature's healing in our collective being with and within the hills, forests, lakes, caves and their hidden mysteries."
Ambleside is a beautiful town nestled within the Lake District National Park, a majestic Lake Land characterised by its mountains, passes, waterfalls, caves and the historic remnants and ruins that evidence human influences since the Neolithic Stone Age time to the Roman Period, medieval woollen trade period and today.
* H-NC residencies involve some moderately challenging physical ability such as being able to walk for 30 minutes or more on rough terrain, hills or into caves. You will also be required to bring outdoor clothing and footwear suitable for the activities you will be undertaking as well as a sleeping bag, towel (and a tent if camping) etc. You will be responsible for making your own way to the accommodation with the possibility of pick-up's at local train stations.
H-NC residencies provide the immersive time that is so very much needed to increase connections with our inner space, allowing nature healing and providing artistic kinship.
We are nature and land connected, and giving voice to different artistic and cultural languages that each illuminate one another and attend to the intricate interweaving tendrils of our being, opens possibilities for allowing release, healing and creation.
Through light artistic facilitation from Drs. Andrea Maciel and Alex Boyd, non-empty spaces that are full of potential are opened, allowing new horizons to be realised through peer to peer support, attentive listening, and being in congress with our inner and outer landscapes. Professional nature orientated guidance and specialist support from Rob Gale informs our ethnographical knowing of the land, unlocking her historical and ancestral mysteries.
Human-Nature Connect invites artists and practitioners to part-funded outdoor residencies thanks to the Aviva Community Fund. Each residency offers a site specific experience of sharing practice with and within nature while realising 'eco-entangled' (Donna Haraway) life ways that are more sustainable for humans and nature.
Human-Nature Connect extends inclusive social cohesion efforts to the outdoors, promoting arts, health, and climate action.