Tuesday, January 5, 2016

just a reminder

Just a reminder that signup deadline for TEXTILE WORKSHOP in GHANA is Feb. 1.
If you'd like the rest of the brochure: aba@culturalcollaborative.org

The workshop is July 17 - 30, 2016.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Textile Workshop 2016

TEXTILE WORKSHOP IN GHANA  July 17 - July 30, 2016
A hands on opportunity to learn African textile techniques in the context of their culture from indigenous artisans. Stay at our guest house/cultural center in a fishing village and experience the rich history and culture of Ghana as a participant and not as a tourist.
For more information send to aba@culturalcollaborative.org for a brochure.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

summer at Aba House

After months of planning we approach our first ARTIST RESIDENCY. It has been quite an undertaking working with people on 3 continents & getting everything lined up.I often wonder what people did before email and SKYPE.
Cross Cultural Collaborative working in collaboration with Ghana Art Teachers Association - Ghana Association of Visual Artists and Afro Dance & Creative Arts will sponsor a visual arts exhibition called "Ghana Life:A Cultural Reflection" at the National Centre for Culture in Accra.
And as part of the exhibition we will offer workshops on traditional & contemporary art techniques and traditional African dance and drumming.
Participation in the exhibition has closed, but sign up for workshops is in progress, so if you're going to be in Ghana and are interested, let us know (aba@culturalcollaborative.org) and we'll send you the schedule.

Wherever you are this summer we hope you have a peaceful and creative summer.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Artist Residency in Ghana

If you missed our first call for the residency, we now have space for a few more participants.
If interested, please contact us for details.

Cross Cultural Collaborative
Artists Residency in GHANA
August 17 - August 31, 2015

The residency is open to 10 people who are interested in cultural exchange & collaboration with African artists

Participants will live and work at our cultural center/guest house in a fishing village - will mentor young Ghanaian artists - will exhibit in a gallery in Accra &will learn about the rich culture & traditions of GHANA

Artist can work in (but not limited to) paper - book arts - painting - collage - photography - textiles

If interested in an application contact

There is no application fee,but if accepted the residency cost is $1800.00

INCLUDES: airport pickup - room - meals -one guided visit to Accra - participation at an exhibit at a gallery in Accra - one exhibit catalog - performance by a traditional drum and dance troupe - pre-departure orientation -help with logistics

NOT INCLUDED: airfare and related expenses - art materials

CROSS CULTURAL COLLABORATIVE is a 501 (C) 3 NGO that brings people from different cultures together to interact creatively and strongly believes in mentoring young Ghanaian artists

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Every Meal is a Story

EVERY MEAL IS A STORY is about African cooking. It contains some recipes and many observations about the culture of food in Ghana. The recipes have been tested on visitors to Aba House,our cultural center/guest house in an African village, and the observations have been collected based on our 30 years interacting with people in Ghana.
Copies can be ordered through PAYPAL ( aba@culturalcollaborative.org) and cost is $20.00 which includes shipping in the USA.
Start the new year by trying one of our recipes.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Holiday Brochure

We work with children in a fishing village in Ghana. We've taught them not to beg,but to develop a work ethic. The children make paper from sugar cane leaves,journals/cards/boxes from the paper and all proceeds from sales pay for the children's school expenses.
Please look at our holiday catalog and consider helping our kids by buying something from our holiday catalog.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Artist Residency in Ghana


Cross Cultural Collaborative is offering an artist residency August 17-31, 2015 open to 10 artists working in any medium. If you'd like more information contact aba@culturalcollaborative.org
This is an opportunity to mentor young Ghanaian artists - exhibit in a gallery in Accra and explore cross cultural exchange.