PARTICIPATION 2019-11-21T15:03:19+00:00


The 3-day Collaboration Incubator workshops are at the heart of the otherwise self-managed and commons oriented program. The workshops are planned to happen twice a year and ongoing both in Berlin and San Francisco area. Size is currently limited to 10-12 participants. We are seeking to gather people who support visionary movements, organizations or ideas; in oder to learn, practice, network and co-create. Participation in more than one 3-day event and a collaboration beyond is welcome and possible but not expected. Our coming dates are:

Upcoming: Currently no further dates planned

Application period ends 5-6 weeks prior to each event. Co-responsible participation with reservation, early applications preferred. 

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Dream Farm Commons provides us with their project space in downtown Oakland.

349 15th Street at Webster, Oakland, CA 94612, USA



MOOS, right next to Treptower Park, provides us with a space for the workshop and we have a townhouse in Prenzlauer Berg for stay and play.

Moosdorfstr. 7-9 & Zeltstr. 5, Berlin, Germany


We welcome all people dedicated to work around transformation, like forms of activism, facilitation and healing. Participants need to be interested in engaging in our participative and experiential format. Be aware that we can not guarantee certain outcomes, yet we guarantee a curated group experience. We particularly celebrate diversity, and do expect a respective attitude towards everyone who seems to be different. Diverse opinions on politics, religion, and other matters are welcome as long as they respect human dignity. To help assemble a diverse group, we are running an application process.


We offer different payment options as sliding scale in the spirit of inviting diversity of backgrounds as well as financial and non-financial contributions.

If our funding options make this program inaccessible for you, please indicate this in your application and we will try to find a solution together.

BERLIN Per Session Fee Expenses Total Costs
Financial-Responsibility* up to 590 € 210 € 800 €
Organizational-Responsibility* up to 36hrs 210 € tbd€+210€
OAKLAND Per Session Fee Expenses Total Costs
Financial-Responsibility* up to 640 $ 280 $ 920 $
Organizational-Responsibility* up to 36hrs 280 $ tbd$+280$

Expenses include costs for venue, materials, support of travel costs of organizers etc. and most of the meals (organic vegetarian).

Not included are your travel costs and accommodation. Though we try to provide or help with accomodation, too. Costs include 19% VAT in Germany.


The Collaboration Incubator is so far a self-funded grass-roots project, with an exception of a USD 1,000 grant from TRCC in 2018 for documentation. Being self-funded allows us to follow our creative autonomy and focus on direct engagement. On the other hand it requires a high level of co-responsibility from everyone participating.

We are open to people who like to become – or already are – deeper involved in the development, organising, documenting and community building of the Collaboration Incubator, to share more organisational responsibility and pay less. Organisational co-responsibility is about taking ownership for the flourishing of our program and community now and in future. This means to self-organize to be active in the months and weeks before and after the workshops.

People choosing financial responsibility are very much welcome to be active too. We intend to act more in the spirit of gift economy than work-exchange. It is possible to take a middle path between financial and organisational responsibility. Consider fees and hours as sliding scale.

We are open to make finances, organisational structure, legal ownership, etc. transparent and are happy to evolve all this over time and together. We are also looking for funding partners to enable participation for less financially advantaged people, invest into community support projects and to support livelihood of those standing behind this with many hours, liability and other commitments, but we are not there yet. We are happy to answer more questions about all of this during the on-boarding process or via email contact below.


info@vanillaway.net call/text +49 177 372 2580

Find out more about us: www.vanillaway.net