Genius Grant

“The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it.”
― David W. Orr, Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World


In an effort to fuel the next generation of creators, Experience House has launched the Experience House Artist Grant – a full-ride scholarship to attend an upcoming month-long Experience House program (a $4,000 value).

 

Experience House is a month-long creative mastermind that invites 25 leaders in the realms of human connection and experience design in extraordinary locations around the world.

It’s a co-created laboratory with the spaciousness for deep bonding, cultural cross-pollination, insane adventures, and day after day of mind-blowing moments.

From festival producers to spoken-word poets, architects to musicians, CEOs to experiential designers — we unite multi-disciplinary leaders advancing human connection under one roof.



Who is this for?
 

The XH Artist Grant is awarded to extraordinarily talented and creative individuals who’d otherwise not be able to join an XH experience due to financial limitations.

 

While multi-disciplinary, all of our attendees share a passion for creating experiences that inspire awe and deepen human connection — both through live experiences and technology.

 

This opportunity is for individuals who are ready to level-up, contribute, experiment, and ideate alongside some of the world’s most innovative and imaginative humans for an entire month.

 

We look for:

Singer/songwriters
Spoken-word performers
Photographers/filmmakers
Experiential Designers
Visual artists
Illustrators
Writers
Light projectionists
Dancers
Acrobats
 

Selection Criteria
 
The XH Artist Grant is awarded based on:


Contribution potential – we want individuals who are “all in” and will enrich the experience with their presence and their art
Alignment – individuals who align with the mission of Experience House, who we feel confident we can support in massive ways, and who would deeply benefit from the opportunity
Demonstrated need – artists with a clear need, who aren’t in a position to easily afford the experience otherwise
 
 

How to apply
 

Complete the Official Experience House Application, and indicate that you’re applying for the XH Artist Grant.
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