Understanding the world around us from a body-centred perspective will lead to sustainable solutions through all levels of our society.This is necessary for the innovation of living systems which are fluid; not fixed.
Growing – Activating Creative & Innovative Containers
(designing ‘Right Conditions’ for growth, learning from the inside out, thinking outside of the box).
Connecting – New Communication Forms; Information Accessibility Rural/Urban/Cultural Connectivity.
Cultivating – Contemporary Community.
The creative process develops a positive, individual and collective self-image as well as an appreciation of one’s own and another’s authentic origin.
The power of movement, sound and image reduces the alienating effect of language barriers, education, economic divides, and cultural rifts. From these combined processes, an individual or group can approach others from a point of confidence. By discovering a solid self-worth and finding common ground through the arts, unrelated individuals and communities can communicate with humility, understanding and compassion. We can begin to appreciate that the presence and existence of beauty and strength in others does not threaten our own, but that, working together, it can enhance our own and our collective quality of life.
The stability of any sustainable system depends on a balance of diversity and interdependence of elements. We aim to foster an ecological process of integration through group processes within the creative arts.
Arts education has an important role to play in the constructive transformation of educational systems that are struggling to meet the needs of learners in a rapidly changing world characterized by remarkable advances in technology on the one hand and intractable social and cultural injustices on the other. Issues that concerned the IAC [International Advisory Committee UNESCO] included but were not limited to peace, cultural diversity and intercultural understanding as well as the need for a creative and adaptive workforce in the context of post industrial economies. Equally, participants agreed that arts education can make a direct contribution to resolving the social and cultural challenges facing the world today. Of crucial importance to the success of arts education in meeting these challenges is the need to achieve high standards in the conception and delivery of programmes.” (Seoul Agenda 2010: 2)