La Otra Taller Nepantla reimagines the dissemination of resources for 2SLGBTQ+ Bipoc creatives of underrepresented genders, by hosting writers, artists and healers at a one-month, creative residency for retreat, healing, research, creating and reconnecting with the land. Without the guilt, microaggressions, stress, financial strain and distraction often found in institutions, in the workplace and even in our own homes, the Taller Fellows will reside together in a shared long-term vision to eradicate racism, sexism, classism, homophobia, transphobia and the “gatekeeper” model. Taking place in South Texas, La Otra Taller will serve as a solitary time for each creative to nurture a current individual project while also gaining the constructive feedback, professional and spiritual support of a team of visiting Mentor Instructors and their Taller-Cohort, during the residency and in the future. In the year following the initial residency, the cohort will present a culmination event of their work and publish a zine, documenting the work created by each Taller Cohort, in an effort to contribute to 2SLGBTQ+ Archives of Arts, Culture and Folklife of South Texas.
La Otra Taller Nepantla 21/22 took place in February of 2021 along an estuary of the Laguna Madre, under the blue skies of South Texas and among the songs of the chachalacas. Creative Fellows Awarded: Ceiba Ili, Reb Mari, Alexandra Nichole Salazar, Natalia "Queen Paz" Glenn, Anel I. Flores, Brandy Garcia and Aminah.
Please click on the link to your left. Your support will go directly toward supporting future 2Slgbtqia+ Bipoc creatives of underrepresented genders, by hosting writers, artists and healers in residency at La Otra Taller Nepantla.