The Sourdough Residency Program is a paid incubator for creative exploration and peer-learning around themes of shared urgencies in society, in order to re-imagine a more inclusive future from an artistic point of view. Each program cycle invites initiatives led by historically marginalized artists.
A digital and in-person catalyst for collective ideation and learning, where industry professionals and artists exchange information and ideas. This includes: learning series, workshops, masterclasses, networking events and all other formats for knowledge exchange, using mediums like in-person/online events, podcasts, video and digital publications.
A community of arts organizations and cultural influencers serving the needs of historically marginalized artists. Through mutual collaboration, guidance and paid engagement, they ensure Sourdough’s programs are accessible, inclusive and valuable to historically marginalized artists.
An incubator for creative exploration and peer-learning around themes of shared urgencies in society, in order to re-imagine a more inclusive future from an artistic point of view. Each program cycle runs for three months and invites artistic initiatives led by historically marginalized artists.
Mariam speaks on the Sourdough Panel at Artpreneur 2021
Sourdough pilot recap
Indigenous Arts Collective of Canada, Ottawa Black Art Kollective, The Origin Arts & Community Centre, 8th Generation Storytelling, The Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity, and Being Studio
Thanks to Shrinidhi Sridhar for the branding, website design & development.
Abdul Muse 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. With his resolute mission to support emerging creatives, he has been recognized by the media and continues to form partnerships with leading community organizations in Ottawa.
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.
Jennifer is a Salvadoran-American New York native who has been calling Canada her home over the past few years. Across both countries, she has worked with a range of arts and culture programs, non-profits, festivals, and social enterprises, passionately fostering community connection through mission-driven programming & curation. Jennifer 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.
Born and raised in Ottawa, Seiiizi is a self taught Emcee, DJ and Producer with artistic roots in Hip-Hop and reggae. Since 2015 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.