Superhero Clubhouse currently offers two paid Fellowship programs: A six-month Duet Fellowship for two individuals, and the Lower East Side Coastal Community Fellowship for an ensemble of LES residents.
We are currently accepting applications from members of the American Indian Community House or other Indigenous applicants with a relationship to the Lower East Side to join our 2021 LES Fellowship cohort. APPLY HERE.
Lower East Side Coastal Community Fellowship
The LES Coastal Community Fellowship is a paid creative residency for a group of neighbors and stakeholders in the Lower East Side of Manhattan to reflect on the years since Hurricane Sandy, build upon existing community resilience to climate impacts, and envision a thriving future for the neighborhood through artistic activities. Ten participants, selected from an open application process and follow-up interviews, met (virtually) in October 2020. A cohort will meet again in the fall of 2021 and 2022, leading up to the ten-year anniversary of Sandy. During these sessions, participants share stories and are guided in creating poems, songs, or performance that will be included in public shares for neighbors and family members. The 2020 iteration of the LES Fellowship was co-produced and facilitated with The Arctic Cycle.
YEAR 2 PERFORMANCE
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 3:30PM-4PM, AVENUE B (8TH & 9TH STs)
Part of Fourth Arts Block's Open Art Outside event
Join us for an original performance piece created by current, past, and lifelong residents of the Lower East Side that celebrates life in the neighborhood and invites the community to participate in imagining a just, resilient future in the midst of the climate crisis.
Meet our LES Fellows
The 2020 Lower East Side Coastal Community Fellowship was made possible in part with public funds from Creative Learning, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of former Governor Andrew Cuomo and administered by LMCC. LMCC serves, connects, and makes space for artists and community.
The Duet Fellowship is a six-month paid residency for two individuals to collaboratively create a new performance-based project exploring climate and environmental justice. Fellows develop this project with regular opportunities to share work, participate in other programs of Superhero Clubhouse, and engage with our community. The Fellowship culminates in a presentation for an invited audience.
Meet our 2020 Duet Fellows
Watch Echoes of Liberation: A People's Calling, the short film created by Donnay and Diana (with Raghav Ravi, Cyán Williams, and Nkoula Badila and her mom) and included as part of the June 20, 2020 Fellowship culminating Zoom event. In addition to sharing the film, Donnay and Diana led attendees in guided meditation, free writing, and collective song-making in the legacy of Freedom Songs. Congratulations to Donnay and Diana on their six-month collaboration!