A SUPPORTIVE ECOSYSTEM FOR ARTISTS TO ADVANCE CAREER, BUSINESS & PURPOSE.
Our consultancy builds capacity to strategize, pivot, and advance career, business & brand. We understand artists, and we understand business. The fusion of these two lenses is what brings you further.
The residency is a year-long guided journey to tangibly impact our artists' careers in synergy with a collaborative peer cohort that builds community, reinforces accountability, and produces an original exhibition celebrating our program achievements.
WAABEL's core strength is an evolving community that, together, cultivates authentic spaces to fuel ideas and bring artists further. This is community, reimagined. Through channels that transcend geography, background, and discipline, while cultivating a living ecosystem of artists creating together.
Through strategic partnerships and collaborative planning, we seek intentional opportunities to germinate ideas, cultivate inclusive pathways, and support innovation. Our dream is a world full of thriving creative communities equipped with the tools to evolve, advance, & play.
BUILD CAPACITY TO CREATE IN THE REAL WORLD.
We dream of a barrier-free path for all artists to access top-tier guidance and cultivate creative communities. Our efforts are specifically in service to traditionally underserved and emerging artist communities nationwide.
OUR ARTIST RESIDENCY
Guided pathways for artists & writers to strategically advance.
OAK PARK, MI
"Art is both a comfort and a challenge. I love having the opportunity to try new things and learn. Through this Residency, I hope to explore my creativity and create a schedule for creating that's attainable and realistic and allow me to do more."
Painting, Graphic Design
"I love the different variations of my process that come before the final product. Every idea always comes around. I love that. From the Residency, I hope to achieve the balance I have only dreamt about until now. To be better financially, physically, and mentally."
"I love the thinking behind the work. My work is all about mixing the representational with conceptual and physical materials. I enjoy combining materials and ideas. From this Residency, I'm looking to create clearer goals and direction for my art practice."
Reuse Textiles, Fashion Design
"Creating is so engrained as a core aspect of my being, I wouldn’t know what to do with myself without it. I’m passionate about waste reduction especially with textiles. From this Residency, I'm hoping to develop more of a work routine so I can balance my practice with other aspects of my life."
"WAABEL is helping me rethink my creative process."