The Carrefour Collaborative seeks to provide Haiti’s most talented artists with the means to both achieve their artistic goals and to share their work with an international audience. Through individual grants and curated artist exchanges, we aim to offset the marginalization of Haiti’s artistic community on an international and national level.
CARREFOUR COLLABORATIVE GRANT PROGRAM
We seek to provide the freedom to create. We choose our artists based on merits alone and work from there. We provide what the artists needs most, from basic living expenses to top of the line recording technology. The grant recipient is fully accountable for providing a finished work at the end of the funding period. We believe that in leveling the playing field for Haitian artists, the global artistic community will benefit just as much as the sponsored artists.
Gaetjens (AKA Gaetville) is an artist out of Leogane, Haiti who melds Dancehall, Hip Hop, and R&B and injects it with her deftly feirce lyrical delivery. An up and coming artist, and a powerful female force in the Haitian musical landscape, the CC supported her release of the video single “Men Fanm Nan.” It’s a powerful anthem for a powerful young woman confronting her experiences and overcoming systemic obstacles in her day to day life.
CHICAGO ARTIST EXCHANGE
The exchange program is designed to strengthen the bonds of the creative community in Haiti. We provide the platform for Chicago’s artists and professionals across all disciplines to hone their craft with the help of their peers. Through collaborative projects, workshops, and exhibitionary opportunities Chicago artists will work directly with their peers in Haiti in a mutually beneficial cultural exchange.
We are currently seeking producers, audio engineers, and working musicians interested in collaborative opportunities. Please contact us with any and all inquiries.
Please contact the Carrefour Collaborative via email at carrefour.collab(at)gmail.