Brianna kinsman

"It's important that we name the fractures

before moving towards healing."

Inbreak began with two friends meeting at The Huntington Gardens in Pasadena, California on a sunny afternoon. Inspiration fueled their dialogue as they dreamt about a space that would enable artists to bring their full selves to a conversation on art, race, and faith. Over the next several months, they met weekly to ideate, dreaming about the possibility of starting a residency that could tap into an unmet need.

Hosted by Dea Studios, the Inbreak Residency is for artists of any discipline, writers, and preachers to participate in a collaborative virtual process that promotes a collective exploration of art, faith, and race in the United States. Over the course of three months, residents engage in a program that includes selected viewings, readings, and dialogue prompts. The residency culminates in a live or virtual event, a series of virtual exhibitions, and publication possibilities. Read on to learn more!

How to Become an Inbreak Resident

Discover more about the residency by checking out the residency overview.
Read our faith story. We are intentional about creating spaces that are capable of holding a multitude of diverse faith stories.
View the residency timeline. This includes the application cycle, residency gatherings, deadlines for art and community projects, and our public programming dates.
We'll be upfront - this residency requires time and commitment. Learn more about project requirements and residency expectations.
Learn about the residency entrepreneurship track. This opportunity will boost your business skills and financial literacy.
Meet past residents! View the residency projects and explore the art created by the 2021 residents.
View past exhibitions to learn more about the kinds of art and projects we support. We welcome creatives of any medium!
Meet our planning team! If you have any questions, reach out. We'd love to chat.

Ready to become an Inbreak Resident? Fill out the residency application!

Meet the 2021 Residents!

60+ people, working

from 4 offices.

This incredible cohort collaborated to create the group exhibition, "Into the Deep, Unto the New".

Steven JohnsonHQ

Brooklyn, NY
Artist (Drawing)

Andrew Nemr

Meridian, ID
Tap Dancer

Arneshia Williams

Apple Valley, MN

Liberty Worth

Los Angeles, CA
Textile Artist
"What we didn't know we had in common [was] our grief and mending." - Liberty Worth, 2021 Inbreak Resident

Entrepreneurship Track

While all Inbreak residents gain invaluable project management and workshop skills, the entrepreneurship track will take your project further. Unique to Inbreak, the entrepreneurship track sharpens business and finance skills.

1| Learn the basics about how to turn a project into an additional steam of income.
2| Join a growing network of creatives and sell your workshops and services through the Inbreak Lab.
3| Gain access to additional project funding.

Inbreak Lab

The Inbreak Lab is a private platform where we host workshops, innovation labs, and online courses. Our platform goes beyond just hosting events. The Inbreak Lab offers access to a network of creatives exploring the intersections of art, race, and faith.

The Inbreak Residency 2022 application will open fall of 2021.