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The art farm is a movement. We’re a group of people – artfarmers - who want to create powerful change in our lives and communities.
Why change? Because change is needed. Conventional ways of seeing and doing things aren’t working any more. Resources are shrinking while population numbers explode. We need to shift our minds and behavior to meet the challenges of the modern age.
Artfarmers follow a simple equation: art + nature = change. Founded on five acres of traditional Squamish territory just north of Gibsons BC, the art farm movement brings arts and nature-based innovators together with people devoted to change - to dialogue, to reflect and to share ideas, energy, resources, and skills in order to make change happen. In other words, we farm change through idea, innovation and skill-sharing at the grassroots level using nature and the arts as our guides.
Art + Nature = Change. Through residencies, workshops, productions, festivals, outreach and education, the art farm creates change in peoples’ lives and communities by facilitating this equation.
We aren’t saying we know how this change happens. We see change happen in many ways. Sometimes it’s just a simple shift in how we see things. Sometimes it’s a major shift in the way we do them. People need to come together to create positive change. The art farm brings people together – the people make the change happen.
Still not sure what this all means - click here for a look at what we do.