creative accompaniment

through this service, i accompany people during the process of translating life experiences, curiosities, research, etc, into artistic pieces or projects, without the need of having previous artistic experience.

i offer four modalities, all flexible according to needs, and for now they’re only online (select them to read the details):

general creative accompaniment

for those who search for a creative outlet, to get past a creative block, for mere curiousity, to learn something specific, to start or finish postponed projects, to explore a topic of interest, etc.

creative accompaniment during academic processes

for those who search for a creative outlet during stressful, lonely and/or intensely intellectual/rigid processes of academic programs (bachelors’, masters’, phd, postdoc, etc); for turning qualitative or quantitative research – or the research process itself – into an artistic form, etc.

creative accompaniment during navigation of processes

for those who find themselves navigating processes, transitions, difficulties, tensions or conflicts, and who seek support in the translation of such experiences towards artistic pieces or processes; or for those who seek a creative outlet as a space to take some distance of a given situation, etc.

speaking explicitly or in detail about the situation is not necessary.

personalized creative accompaniment

for those who have specific ideas with regards to what they want and need.


what does it entail?

while each accompaniment will respond to different needs, a standard service would entail meeting online for 1hr once a week, for a couple of months. this time may be for discussing your ideas if you have any, or for coming up with ideas if you don’t. the meeting could be to chat or plan what you will work on, to share what you have worked on, or it could be a time where you do work as i accompany you on the screen. there are many possibilities and we can adapt it as we go.

if you would like to get a better idea of what an accompaniment can be like, you can see and read about the work of Sarah D. during the accompaniment of process navigation:


fees

sliding scale USD $25-50 per 1hr session, according to your fee possibilities, and through paypal. i have limited spaces for lower fees.


accompaniment reviews

Sarah D. – accompaniment during process navigation, 2021: “I started the accompaniment with andrea when I was having a difficult time and the quality of their non-judgmental presence was an invaluable gift. The consistency of the accompaniment was an anchor in the week. It provided accountability and momentum, and I had the desire to make progress towards my own goals. I felt motivated and excited to share the next stage of things, always encountering andrea’s shared excitement and celebration of movement in my project and process. andrea’s introduction of working with metaphor was very liberating and helpful to speak about things from a broader perspective because I had been feeling self-conscious and stuck when describing things literally. Working with metaphor made room for more creativity and more honesty, and feeling heard allowed for more movement. The open-ended nature of what constitutes “art” meant i could participate in something where I would have self-limited since I had never thought of myself as an artist or capable of making art. I trust andrea, I see consistency in their values and integrity, and a trusting relationship in which I felt genuinely cared for was a very healing experience I feel thankful for.

my background and work

this service is based on several years of intensive theorical and practical research, during which i have been weaving my knowings, experiences and research in neurodiversity, art, peace/conflict studies and systems of oppression, non-coercion, somatic and bodymind-based practices, peer support, experiential learning and nature immersions, among others. suggestions and feedback have also been invaluable and i feel very grateful towards those who have been kind to give them to me.

these are examples of my work using a methodology similar to the one i employ for accompaniments:


if you want more information about what an accompaniment would be like; or more information about my credentials, experiences techniques and/or methodology; or to schedule a no-fee call to meet each other and for you to ask questions, please fill out the form below detailing your interest and i’ll be in touch with you.