Carnival reveal – growing roots!

Long have we known, we need an anchor!

It’s time to root down!

After the seventh and most successful version of the Carnival de Resistance, we are responding to a call that has long beckoned…  And we want you in on it!

Following a decade of nomadic experiments in ‘art for social change’ and eco- spiritual renewal, Holy Fool Arts is grounding down and planting our work within a place. Jay and I and my family are moving and forming “Dreaming Stone” in my ancestral home of Rutherfordton, North Carolina. 

What is Dreaming Stone?

Dreaming Stone will be an interdependent community
gathering to embody earth-centered faith and practice.
Learning will be central to our life together, as we weave
land observation and restoration into our art and ceremony.

Here are a few of the intentions for this next season of our creative ministry:
  • To deepen in our watershed discipleship, by engaging in stream restoration, church by the river, and healthy water harvesting.
  • To grow our capacity to host cultural events, workshops and trainings.
  • To build demonstrations in alternative energy, natural building, agroforestry, and other ecological practices that teach resilience. 
  • To support ways for those living between the worlds of imagination, incarnation and rebellion to gather, recover, build each other up, and be launched into new expressions of faithfulness!

We have lots of plans forming and intend to keep you in the loop!

Consider supporting Holy Fool Arts in our continued work!
This fall, myself and a handful of Carnival Crew members attended a Permaculture Design Course, hosted by Christ Episcopal Church in Little Rock, AR. This 10 day intensive training, taught by the talented Chris Grataski, allowed us to build up some eco-literacy and relate this ethics based design discipline to the path of radical discipleship. 
Want a way to study and gather with compelling folks this winter? Jay and I would love to see you at the annual BCM Kinsler Institute! This year’s theme is “Land, Law and Language: Indigenous Justice and Christian Faith”. The line up of teachers is phenomenal and we are thrilled to be a part of it!
I invite you to be a regular supporter of Holy Fool Arts & Dreaming Stone, as we enter this season of rooting our work in the land! Dreaming Stone will be a cultural hub, creative laboratory, training ground, demonstration project and community space for healing. Also, it will be the launching pad for our traveling programs: theological theater, worship offerings, and workshops. Keep us on your radar, come visit us at Dreaming Stone, or bring us to your community! We look forward to sharing this journey with you!

Tevyn East
Director, Holy Fool Arts
Artistic Director, Carnival de Resistance

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