Design and deliver programs and experiences that serve as a catalyst for transformation in the lives of individuals and communities that have been historically and systemically under-resourced.
This is accomplished through two focus areas that span skill levels from literacy to mastery.
Art is Central to the Human Experience:
Art is a fundamental aspect of what it is to be human. Instead of being a form of entertainment or distraction from “real work,” a rigorous relationship with art is the source of renewal and reinvention for individuals, communities, and organizations.
Everyone and Everything Belongs:
A fixed view of life and work leads to a sense that some things and people are not useful or important. But the acknowledgement of constant change highlights that everything and everyone is a source of value and creative potential.
Life is a Team Sport:
“Rugged individualism” is a myth tied up with incentives to greed and dominance. But all living systems are just that—systems. And parts of a living system only have sustainable success when the whole system remains healthy.
Enough is a Feast:
The inherent value of more, bigger, faster is an unexamined assumption in all aspects of life and work. But healthy systems operate under a principle of “enough”—taking and using only what can be productively used.