"Inspired by talks and meetings through this lockdown period I wanted to share what i was learning and hearing with Artists and Organisations throughout Cornwall, so we can embrace the changes we need to make and support each other in moving forwards."
Jo Willis creative director Shallal www.shallal.org.uk
Zoom presentationRegenerative Visions for the Arts in Cornwall
Thursday 30th July 7 - 8.15pm
Free booking on Eventbritehttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/
Doughnut Economics for the arts organisations, companies and artists in Cornwall - Manda Brookman of Cafe Disruptif a Cornish Perspective
Helston Climate Action Group - Katharine Lewis
Cultural Equality, a local action example - Jess Prendergrast Onion Collective CIC, Somerset.
Culture Declares Emergency South West - Judith Knight, freelance producer, founder and former director of Arts Admin
Regenerative Visions for the Arts In Cornwall
Shallal a local inclusive arts charity are excited to announce this event on Zoom. Bringing together local activists, new economic models, initiatives for the arts and community working together thriving and surviving.
"The aim of these short talks is to drop a pebble into a pond and watch the ripples have their affect.
The artists in Cornwall are so creative, collaborative and caring as well as responsive and resilient. We just need to share ways forwards to develop and support new systems to challenge those becoming redundant and those we no longer want to support as they contributed to this crisis, to embrace new ways which will enable us to go forwards positively.
Lockdown gave me time to listen to some visionary speakers on Zoom meetings, i want to share some of what i have been inspired by."
came across this...
What if….Flexi-working allowed you to be a digital nomad?
Universal Basic Income replaced incomes as we know them now?
We all had 3- or 4-day week instead of 5?
The country shut up shop one day a week everywhere.
Annual leave was 120 days, not 28? What could you do with that time?
And what is time? Standardised time was first adopted in Britain in the 1840s by railway companies, so everyone would know when a train would arrive and leave.
What if we didn’t base our decisions on that which we deem to be most ‘efficient’ or ‘productive’ or fast? Is our idea of efficiency really efficient?
we look at how we would like to live with the world and others and start dreaming again and inform those dreams with Doughnut Economics model, dreaming, regenerative, distributive models for being. Symbiosis, one of my favourite ways of viewing a good creative relationship, all mutually flourishing, making sacrifice for the common good, giving to receive!
Of the Empire
by Mary Oliver
We will be known as a culture that feared death
and adored power, that tried to vanquish insecurity
for the few and cared little for the penury of the
many. We will be known as a culture that taught
and rewarded the amassing of things, that spoke
little if at all about the quality of life for
people (other people), for dogs, for rivers. All
the world, in our eyes, they will say, was a
commodity. And they will say that this structure
was held together politically, which it was, and
they will say also that our politics was no more
than an apparatus to accommodate the feelings of
the heart, and that the heart, in those days,was small, and hard, and full of meanness.
It is time for Structural systems change, people have done so much individually but now our systems also have to change and we have no choice if we want to survive and be able to look at our children. We need to educate ourselves in what is possible and aim for it now!
I've seen it done in a smaller way within the lives of people who were excluded, (I was a Community Service Volunteer CSV in one of the first independent homes for people with learning disabilities and now that is so common) the work is never over yet we have come far, but that change took 30 years and we haven't 30 years to tinker with the planet and our uses and abuses!
Coming out of lockdown, let's come out renewed, refreshed, ready to work for change!
Still in lockdown? let's start work right now!
Creatively, Eddie has written a great new song
"If we are going back to normal,
How are you going to change your life?"