Groundswell Institute is a place for queers to come and be inspired. Whether this be inspiration to seek community, creativity, or connection with nature, we hope that to be a space for these explorations. With MUSE, our annual retreat for queer creatives, we will delve deep with our theme “Inspire.”
What gets you all artistically hot and bothered?
Who helped inspire your queer artistry?
Where do you go to seek inspiration?
MUSE is a one-of-a-kind retreat for queer creatives of all types. No matter what your art or skill level you are welcome.
Last years MUSE was a big success for us, beginning our very first year of programming with a beautiful burst of creative energy. This year we’re turning the volume up a few notches. The days will consist of skillshares and workshops alongside shared group activities and free time for work on solo projects or play. At night, we eat like queens, revel in our artistry, and celebrate the creative spirit.We will be featuring a wide range of those active in the arts community as presenters for the workshops, dialogues, and demonstrations. Our program will be divided in to three different “Artist” tracks: Solo, Collaborative, and Thriving. So whether you’d prefer to work on new solo skills, collaborating with other artists, or on taking your artistic pursuits to the next level, we have you covered. Full schedule to come soon!
We also have a couple other ways that you can plug in to MUSE as a participant with our nighttime events. The Queeriosities Cabaret and the Gertrude & Oscar Art Salon will offer you space to present your work and just have some fun with your fellow creatives. The Cabaret takes place Friday evening and is an open variety show for all to showcase their performative talents, while the Saturday evening Salon is a place for the displaying of more stationary pieces. So bring all those lovely pieces you’ve been hiding away and Inspire us; whether it be with a drag number, fashion, painting, or a musical piece we want to see what you’ve got.
Head over to the event page to get the latest updates and register and check out our Facebook to RSVP and share what’s been inspiring you lately.