supporting art on the edges
A Note About COVID-19: Our mission as a non-profit supports the arts, and specifically arts that rely on social togethering. We are attuned to the loss of income that many are experiencing in real ways. Culture, and the arts, are the first category to be defunded in times of social collapse. At the same time, it is artists and cultural creatives who can help us move through such times with different eyes, bringing new life to old ways of thinking and being. If you're in a position to help support those we are connected with who rely on performing as income, please navigate to our donate page to extend a tax-deductible gift. With our gratitude and prayers for wellness and thriving.
What We Do
Present creative workshops, key note addresses, sermons, and other engagements from seasoned speakers and artists, as well as new voices, focused on the importance of the arts, including theater, comedy, music and movement, to educate and inspire human creativity.
Provide a place of belonging and empowerment to support stories the world needs to hear from those walking the edges of dominant culture regarding race, gender, age, or faith tradition. We also seek to develop collaborative creative projects for the healing and wholing of society.
Create the capacity to support the arts, and live theater in particular, in a time of cultural upheaval, when the arts are most needed to question the status quo and shine light on what is emerging. Any community who wants to bring a play to their region ought to be able to do so.
Meet Brandon, artist name, Libermanibus, a freelance graphic designer, painter, multi-instrumentalist, poet and magician. He specializes in freehand ink drawing and acrylic painting. Brandon has innate gifts and talents he's honed over the years, without any formal art education. All of his work is done without the use of a ruler, compass or any other corrective tool. He is passionate about creating balance through abract and surreal designs and rendering captivating depictions of Elsewhere. He gains inspiration everywhere.
Check out Brandon's art on the More About Featured Artist page, or click below.
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.