Rainbow Oasis: Building a Comprehensive and Holistic Approach to Artist-in-Residency Programming
At Rainbow Oasis, we believe that supporting artists means more than just providing studio space and equipment. We believe in a comprehensive and holistic approach to artist-in-residency programming, one that encompasses the physical, emotional, and professional needs of artists. That’s why we’ve developed the ROYGBIV pillars, which guide everything we do at Rainbow Oasis and ensure that we are providing the best possible support to our resident artists.
Residency: The R in ROYGBIV stands for residency, which is at the core of what we do at Rainbow Oasis. We provide a supportive and inspiring environment for artists to create and grow their work, with access to studio space, equipment, and other resources.
Opportunity: The O in ROYGBIV stands for opportunity, which we believe is crucial for artists to succeed in their careers. We provide opportunities for artists to work on new bodies of work, operations, branding, admin, marketing, social, and to collaborate with other artists and professionals in the arts community.
You: The Y in ROYGBIV stands for you, because we believe that artists’ physical and emotional well-being is essential to their success. We provide a range of wellness and mental health services to support our resident artists, including counseling, peer support groups, and mindfulness workshops.
Green: The G in ROYGBIV stands for green, which reflects our commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility. We up-cycle and re-cycle items, use solar energy, and promote sustainable practices in the arts community.
Bright: The B in ROYGBIV stands for bright, which reflects our commitment to creativity, innovation, and high-contrast art. We believe that the arts should be a space for idealism and optimism, and we support artists who are pushing the boundaries of what is possible.
Innovation: The I in ROYGBIV stands for innovation, which reflects our commitment to collaboration with technology and digital platforms. We believe that artists should have access to the latest tools and techniques, and we provide educational opportunities and access to technology and digital platforms to support their growth and development.
Volunteer: The V in ROYGBIV stands for volunteer, which reflects our commitment to mentorship and leadership development. We provide opportunities for artists to mentor and develop their leadership skills, and we encourage collaboration and community-building among our resident artists.
At Rainbow Oasis, we believe that the ROYGBIV pillars provide a strong foundation for comprehensive and holistic artist-in-residency programming. By supporting artists in their physical, emotional, and professional needs, promoting sustainability and environmental responsibility, and fostering creativity and innovation, we are making a positive impact on the arts community in Miami and beyond