This week we kicked off our new cultural incubator program Sourdough. The beta version of the program includes three participants all developing new projects for their creative communities. They will meet together on a weekly basis for mentorship and workshops from leading artists and cultural producers from around the world.
Learn more about the program and the participants at sourdough.art
Jennifer A. Quintanilla
Jennifer A. Quintanilla (she/her) is a Salvadoran-American New York native who has been calling Canada her home over the past few years. She holds an M.A. in Film and Media Studies from Concordia University.
In addition, she recently earned an Arts in Medicine Graduate Certificate from the University of Florida. Her experience there led her down the path of developing a creative wellness initiative. Her project centres on how film can serve as an outlet and tool to unearth possible solutions for mental and emotional health & well-being.
Abdul Muse (he/him) is an award-winning entrepreneur and singer/songwriter. He is the founder of Woke Studios; an artistic residency for Afro-diverse emerging artists to find support for their debut work.
As an award-winning Afro-soul artist famously known as KAR33M, he creates narrative-style music to provide a unique perspective into the African diaspora. His project focuses on how to build alternative blueprints for success for afro-diverse genre artists within the music industry, while uncovering resources to guide their path.
Mikayla Gordon (she/her) was born and raised in Ottawa. Her artist name is Seiiizi. She became a self taught Emcee, DJ and Producer with artistic roots in Hip-Hop and reggae. Since 2015, Mikayla/Seiiizi has been creating spaces for creatives to learn and showcase their talents. Seiiizi strives to build the urban arts community, while fusing her own unique twists on tracks and mixes.
Her project focuses on supporting multimedia immersive showcases of emerging artists in the Ottawa region, while connecting them with new audiences.