activation

Care Program x BUFU CAMP
September 10-13, 2020


Class Traitor Program 
September 17-20, 2020
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exploring healing justice & reimagining intimate gathering



Activation is an immersive healing justice residency in New York state’s southern Catskill mountains of Woodridge, designed to support artists in activating their creative practice. The residency offers artists 4 days of programming, rest, and care at the Outlier Inn every September. Activation was founded in direct response to the lack of creative opportunities available to Black and brown trans and queer artists.

Activation’s Care Program is for low-income Black and brown trans and queer artists and is launching in conjunction with BUFU’s (By Us For Us) CAMP (Care Alliances Making Power) as a collaborative extended programming series. 

Activation’s Class Traitor Program is our way of practicing class solidarity, as it funds Activation’s Care Program. This program is for artists able to pay at a sliding scale of $500-$1,000 per person. 
90 miles from New York City, the residency operates out of a twelve acre property comprised of a fiber and vegetable farm, world class geodesic dome, main house, cottage, apartment 1, apartment 2, bungalow, vintage trailer, tiny house 1, tiny house 2, a recording studio, campground for pitching up to 10 tents, a communal outdoor kitchen, bath house, covered farm dining table, and wood-fired cedar hot tub.

The Outlier Inn offers a peaceful and inspiring respite. The space’s state of the art facilities blur the lines between luxury and nature, encouraging meaningful exploration. The Outlier Inn’s intimate scale and unique layout make every performance at Activation exceptional, and the geodesic dome provides immersive sonic experiences.

More information on Activation at the Outlier Inn can be found on the FAQ page


where bodies & stars collide