Community Resources

Enjoy this list of inspiring organizations that help make the world go round.

Community Arts and Social Justice:

Geshundheit! Institute:

The work of Patch Adams and many others. Humanitarian Clowning, Health Care Design and School For Designing a Society

Alternate Roots (community, arts activism) : Southeast US Region

This website was funded by an Artistic Assistance grant from Alternate Roots. A regional arts service organization with over 30 years of history, Alternate ROOTS is an invaluable national resource to artists, organizers and cultural workers. www.alternateroots.org

Community Arts Network: National

Art in the Public Interest (API) is a nonprofit organization providing information and resources in support of art that is culturally engaged and serving communities. API’s co-directors, Linda Frye Burnham and Steven Durland, founded and edited High Performance magazine for its entire 20 years, with an increasing focus on the field of community arts and art for social justice. In 1995 they sharpened their focus and mission by creating a new nonprofit organization, Art in the Public Interest, and, with Virginia Tech, founding the Community Arts Network in 1999. www.communityarts.net


Primitive Skills and Sustainability Orgs

The Firefly Gathering: Earth Skills Education

Firefly is Asheville’s only Primitve skills Gathering, a place for people to deepen their connection with the Earth through working with their hands and learning ancient art of Earth Skills. This year July 18th-25th .www.fireflygathering.org

 

Wild Abundance:  Wildcrafting, primitive skills, homesteading and consultations  in Asheville and Boone NC

Wild Abundance offers a variety of classes by request in primitive skills, homesteading,crafts, buckskin tanning, wildfoods. www.wildabundance.org

Permaculture:

Earth Haven Intentional Community:

Old Fort, NC www.earthhaven.org

Asheville Arts Orgs:

Sound Mind Media: Jenny Greer

Graphic Designer Jenny Greer a famous Asheville Designer and lead of local band
“Jen and the Juice”, helped to design and create “Bird Must Fly” album art. For all
of your promotional design needs, visit….
www.soundmindmedia.net

The Courtyard Gallery: Asheville, NC

The courtyard Gallery shows Free films every friday night. World Cinema is at 8pm every friday night at the courtyard gallery in the NEW location, Phil Mechanics Building in Asheville’s river district. The Courtyard Gallery located here features fine arts, crafts, and Fossil watches & accessories. www.ashevillecourtyard.com

Artist Collective and Collaborators:

Blair Pathways:

Folk-lore, song and environmental preservation through music www.BlairPathways.com

Change of State Performance Project: Bay Area, CA and National

We work collectively to create engaged performance art which transforms the social environment within and beyond the performance.“The Change of State Performance Project speaks to important issues about our local natural resources. Creative projects like Aquatown address–literally– the ground we stand on.” -Sarah Ross, Public Arts Commissioner, Urbana Public Arts Program. www.changeofstate.org

Ash Devine performed with Change of State in the world premier of “AquaTown: A Future Hydrohistory” in spring 2010. Andrea del Moral, Bay area performer, activist and co-author of the book “Damnation”, directed and co-wrote AquaTown .

The Beehive Collective: Asheville, NC, Maine and National

The Hivestory…
The work of the Beehive Collective has three major facets: the Hive is appreciated internationally for its educational graphics campaigns, at a regional level for it’s stone mosaic murals and apprentice program, and locally for it’s dedication to the revitalization of the Machias Valley Grange Hall, a landmark building in our small, rural town. The Hive has been going and growing since 2000, at full speed! http://www.beehivecollective.org/