BAR Membership Includes:

  • Free admission to virtual programs 
  • Early Registration & Membership Rate for Black Arts Retreat Homeland: Kenya 
  • Access to BAR Network Resources: Creative Opportunities, Jobs, Events 

In Order to Become a Black Arts Retreat Member, You Must First Register for BAR 2020


This independently organized retreat series is a haven for creators of all kinds, including those who don’t consider themselves to be artists (yet).  Through the years we have brought together a dynamic international tribe to commune in nature,  immerse in creativity and connect to each other across all perceived boundaries.


We hike, meditate, cook and eat together amid creative workshops that span a range of mediums and Afro-Diasporic cultural origin.  While our programming is ever morphing to respond to the needs of our communities, year after year, location after location, the Black Arts Retreat synergy remains the same: we come in as strangers and leave as intimate family members.


Deep listening, generosity and mutual care are the tenets of the Black Arts Retreat as we move through various spaces of art and wellness work. We welcome you to join our community of explorers and lovers as we expand in the tradition of radical liberation.