How can we unite as artists and creators to support positive change in a politically unstable time?

I knew it would be a difficult question, I didn’t have any answers myself and hoped other creators would inspire my article. Tim Harnett talked about the need for more compassion, which is vital to our current political and economic situation in this country. How can we even think about moving forward without a more compassionate awareness and framework?

How can we unite as artists and creators to support positive change in a politically unstable time?

Simply put: by being creative. By creating. By re-imagining a better way of moving forward. By articulating a new vision, a dance, a play, a painting. By finding the science, yes, science, to support the needs, and the math, yes math, to give that science and imagining a foundation.

How can we unite as artists and creators to support positive change in a politically unstable time?

By using our voices.

For over a decade I’ve been working on a series titled, The Pillars of Dawn. It’s a series about the Greek Muses reborn into our modern world to rescue us from the new Dark Ages. An age without creativity, art, or science.

What started out as a fun set of short stories in 2004 has turned into a fully arced ten book series that’s my treatise on the necessity and value, the very real human and societal need for creativity. The thirteen years of research on the nature of creativity has been both a blessing, and a life mission. It’s slowly re-defined my commitment to art and craft, and way of life.

Innovation, evolution, creative energy, and the power of cultural staples such as; art, music, science, math, technology, communication, theater, and so on shape us. They define us as a people. They are the stories we’ve inherited, and they lay the foundations of the reality we’re actively creating.

Yes, science, math, and technology are all part of the creative matrix.

So– How can we unite as artists and creators to support positive change in a politically unstable time?

Create.

Be a voice.

Be a patron.

Be a collaborator in these changing times.

Reach.

Listen.

Act.

…. And keep asking the questions….