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TILA StudiosBy TILA Studios
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$7,898
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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on May 19 2019

About

An Exploration of Her Ritual: A Guide to Healing Community and Self  is a guide that compiles rituals and artwork of 15 women artists of color. 

Featured Artists:

2018 An Exploration of Her Ritual Exhibition, WISH Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2018 An Exploration of Her Ritual Exhibition, WISH Gallery, Atlanta, GA

The roots of The Guide are in the gallery exhibition conceived by SOAP Goods Creative in 2018 at WISH Gallery in Atlanta, GA. Her Ritual featured works by twenty-five Atlanta-based women, highlighting and exploring the rituals women of color participate in for self-preservation, self-discovery, tradition and healing. The show was very successful, including programming and artist’s talks that followed.

Our next exhibition, An Exploration of Her Ritual 2019, was conceived as an art exhibition opening June in Atlanta—but this time, we want to expand our audience and reach. That’s why we’re teaming up with SOAP Goods Creative to publish a book alongside the exhibition to document, celebrate, and elevate what it means for women of color to use rituals as a form of self-preservation and healing. 

Installation View of 2018 Her Ritual Exhibition
Installation View of 2018 Her Ritual Exhibition

Each featured artist explores a ritual through the lens of personal, cultural and familial traditions, as well as non-traditional, modern rituals. The book is an interactive and documentary style book that is meant for any individual to adopt a ritual and apply it to their community to foster healing and understanding. 

We believe that Rituals have the capacity to unite, heal, and empower individuals and communities, and now is the chance you can take part and join us on building and growing the conversation. 

Why is this important?

There is not a better time to have discussions around “cleansing, coping, manifesting, healing, self-soothing, and understanding” than through rituals. In a time of turbulence, hatred, and oppression from the highest forms of individuals in power, we want to show how we can heal collectively by leveraging and amplifying voices that have often been overlooked: those of women of color. 

2018 An Exploration of Her Ritual - Opening Reception
2018 An Exploration of Her Ritual - Opening Reception

In the wake of female empowerment, there is a restored flame to share, vocalize, and harness collective energy around issues that matter. 

Using rituals to highlight commonalities and unite our differences is a powerful tool to foster dialogue and understanding. The Guide can be used by schools, leaders, neighborhoods, and organizations to facilitate tough conversations to create impactful solutions. 

About TILA Studios x SOAP Goods Creative

TILA Studios empowers black women artists to create and showcase their art by connecting artists to studio space, resources, opportunities and industry professionals. Recently, TILA took 10 Georgia-based Black women artists to Art Basel to exhibit their work and connect to the global art industry. The project received national recognition from the New York Times, Huffington Post and Forbes. 

SOAP Goods Creative is an Atlanta-based creative agency telling fresh, clean and creative stories through strategic communications, design, and event activations. In 2017, SOAP Goods began curating gallery shows encouraging artists and designers to speak truth to power through their work, resulting in PROPAGANDA at Facet Gallery. Following PROPAGANDA’s success, SOAP Goods continues curating shows, including An Exploration of Her Ritual and PROPAGANDA 2 in 2018.

What will your contribution support?

2019 An Exploration of Her Ritual Book
2019 An Exploration of Her Ritual Book

This crowdfunding campaign will be the first step in helping us reach our goal to produce and publish a community healing book from the 8-week exhibition, An Exploration of Her Ritual. 

Through this initial fundraising goal, we can receive additional funders and sponsors to partner on our community workshop series. These additional funders and sponsors can help us host free and public programming for communities and neighborhoods across the City of Atlanta. 

In addition to publishing the book, we will capture photos, video and sound from the exhibition and document stories to drive the narrative and highlight the work of the 15 featured artists. 

Why Kickstarter?

An Exploration of Her Ritual started off as a passion project created by SOAP Goods Creative. After witnessing success from the first opening last year in 2018, the creative thought arose that the topic of Rituals has so much depth, potential, and reach that it should scale and reach a broader audience. 

We’re hoping that by leveraging TILA’s unique mission of empowering black women and the evident need to explore healing through ritual based practices, we can reach an audience broader than our community and spread this healing into other cities.

Rewards! 

  •  An Exploration of Her Ritual Book
  •  Signed Copy An Exploration of Her Ritual
  • Digital Copy of Her Ritual Guide
  • Invitation to VIP Opening Preview + Book
  • Signed Book + Book Release Party in ATL
  • Intimate Dinner with Artists and Curators
  • Her Ritual Sticker + Follow Along

Original Artwork by Yelaine Rodriguez

Yelaine Rodriguez Original Print
Yelaine Rodriguez Original Print

Original Artwork by Rochelle Sidipo

Original Collage by Rochelle Sidipo
Original Collage by Rochelle Sidipo

Original Artwork by Marryam Moma

Original Collage by Marryam Moma
Original Collage by Marryam Moma

Risks and challenges

The community support built by TILA Studios and SOAP Goods makes us confident that we’ll reach our goals. However, some obstacles to consider are:

Maintaining the attention and enthusiasm of the community through the promotional campaign of the book. (SOAP Goods will develop a tiered strategic communications plan around promotion utilizing media, branded content on social, and guerilla marketing through street art, i.e. stencils, wheatpaste promo)
Maintaining timelines and quality control around book production and printing. (By working closely with our printing vendor and sticking to timelines, we’ll ensure our quality and vision is maintained)

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    Prints by NYC based artist Yelaine Rodriguez.
    Title: Zemi: We Are All Here, Because We Are Not All There.
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    Title: In the Folds of A Rose
    Year: 2019
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