connecting art and
spirituality at the edges

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We are so thrilled to let you know that together, YOU and you and you and you helped meet our goal of raising

$65,000 for Ted's 65th birthday to support our work supporting artists and cultural creatives and new emergent

projects and ideas!  THANK YOU! Your donations are tax-deductible and are received in the spirit

of sacred reciprocity that continues to flow, liberate, and inspire.

Supporting emergent stories and storytellers, artists and actors, cultural creatives, and spiritual visionaries on the edge of a new world. 

What We Do

We invest in people and projects that are fun, generate creativity, infuse life with new ideas and perspectives, and make us laugh, awakening what is whole and holy

in us and in the world.

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Dream-stage Projects

Every year, we choose 1-2 creative projects that are in the "dream" stage, yet unformed. These projects require resources and collaboration to bring what is not yet visible, or known, into form. 

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Next-stage Projects

We support creative projects by artists, spiritual explorers, and world creators that are already in motion, but need some financial support or possibly some mentoring to get it out in the world.

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 Multiplying Impact

Any community who wants to bring a performance, exhibit, or other creative event to their region ought to be able to afford to do so. We help to make this possible.

"The universe is made of stories,

not atoms."

~ Muriel Rukeyser

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Featured Artist

CAHS features artists and cultural creatives who play at the circumference, the edges, of culture. Those who are bringing forward what is emergent and life-giving, deconstructing old stories and systems that no longer serve, and shaping new ways of being human and being community in a time of drastic change. 


Amelia Morrison

Wild Honey Collective

Amelia curates conversations and community around the intersection of the arts of farming and food, storytelling, poetry, podcasting and film-making.  Amelia's work is a grassroots example of cultural change through conversation and storytelling.

In Amelia's words, "I am a cultural worker who understands the critical role of creativity and storytelling in shaping how we understand ourselves, our capabilities, culpabilities, and our potentialities as a collective."


Both the monk and artist are edge dwellers, ones who commit to living in fertile border spaces and who call the wider community to alternative ways of being beyond the status quo...  Living on the edges means recognizing those places and experiences that do not offer easy answers, those fierce edges of life where things are not as clear as we hope them to be.  There is also beauty in the border spaces, those places of ambiguity and mystery.

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