With the U.S. administration swirling in alternative facts and clashing ideologies, I’ve been searching for ways to resolve differences and find some common ground. A possible way forward would be to focus on educating our hearts and minds by integrating compassion, creativity and respectful listening into our actions.
I intend to stay alert and question the alternative facts threatening to turn our world upside down. I’m concerned that our current regime is leading the country away from democratic ideals like freedom of expression, kindness and human compassion.
Starting inward and moving outwards to families, schools and communities, we ...
Source: 5 artist residency programs for people who love nature and science | MNN - Mother Nature Network |
As anyone who has ever done anything creative knows, the single thing that will advance your work most isn't raw talent, the best teachers or the most expensive equipment. It isn't even money (though that can help).
That's why artist-in-residence programs exist. They are spaces, sometimes complete with art materials, that give time and space for a creative person to focus on, well, creating. And while Yaddo, Bread Loaf and other famous retreats are well-known even among non-creative types, many more retreats exist. There are ...