“Cultural activism is defined as a set of creative practices and activities which challenge dominant interpretations and constructions of the world, while presenting alternative socio-political and spatial imaginaries in ways which challenge relationships between art, politics, participation and spectatorship.” – as sighted here.
Here are Dreaming Stone, we embrace the idea that there are no spectators. We enjoy sharing embodied practices. We see art making as one of the most effective long term strategies for shifting the paradigm toward the inclusive, mutual and accountable systems that protect and honor all life.
Our commitment to Cultural Activism is in the development of an Artist in Residency Program that hosts visionary artists and collaborations between artists. Cultural exchange is critical for celebration and proliferation of cultural diversity. We highlight gifts of artists from a variety of cultural backgrounds, spiritual traditions, experiences and expressions of racial and gender identity, sexual orientation and socio political status. The resident artist’s creations, shared through events or artifacts that remain on the DSAEC campus, provides lenses, mirrors, story seeds that grow our awareness of and compassion for our world.