Visions of Wellbeing Focus Fellowship

Shira Erlichman

Shira Erlichman is 2017's recipient of the Visions of Wellbeing Focus Fellowship, awarded to an artist of any discipline whose work explores the integration of health, wellness, and the creative process.

IN RESIDENCE March 31 - May 1, 2017

Born in Israel, living in Brooklyn, Shira Erlichman (known musically as SHIRA) is a songwriter, producer, writer and visual artist. She's shared stages with CocoRosie, Mirah and TuNe-YaRdS. A three time Pushcart Prize nominee, her work has been published in PBS Poetry, Buzzfeed ReaderThe Huffington PostBUST MagazineWinter TangerineThe Massachusetts Review, as well as alongside Patricia Smith in Bull-Gouging the Matador, in the anthology Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls and the Lambda award winning LGBTQ anthology Glitter and Grit. She received her BA from Hampshire College, a Millay Colony Fellowship and a James Merrill Fellowship from the Vermont Studio Center. Her latest album “Subtle Creature” premiered in BUST Magazine in October 2016.


AIR Serenbe supports artists of every discipline through our Focus Fellowship awards, nominated annually by our National Advisory Council—esteemed peers and experts in the field.  Focus Fellowships provide the opportunity for individuals, corporations, and other organizations to directly support artists and their influence on building healthy, creative communities. Funders of these awards have the chance to name the fellowship and to work closely with AIR Serenbe to determine what kind of artists (discipline, geography, demographic, subject) the fellowship will serve.  

To learn more about establishing a Focus Fellowship, contact AIR Serenbe Executive Director Brandon Hinman at