DAT BLACK MERMAID MAN LADY / HOME
Created by Sharon Bridgforth
dat Black Mermaid Man Lady/Home will acquire and give a home to an emerging artist in California’s East Bay Area. The project will be in residence at the artist house until we turn the keys over - making the artist house a site for celebration and community engagement leading up to the house gifting.
Receiving the 2016 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award has made it possible for Sharon to simultaneously acquire and make home in the East Bay Area – which supports the project’s ultimate goal of asserting a self-determining model for artists/in community.
When dat Black Mermaid Man Lady leaves, Sharon and the emerging artist remain/Home.
We will work with local activists to select the emerging artist who will receive the home and to facilitate community engagement activities in the artist house such as: home buying, food gardening and money workshops. Plus: creative practice workshops - cooking & story circles and house parties.