STORYTELLING: We connect people to one another through sharing stories.
MENTORING: We support authentic intergenerational and intercultural learning between youth, elders, emerging and established artists and writers.
EQUITY: We facilitate opportunities for the voices of all people to be heard and to shape the communities in which we live.
IMPACT: We believe integrating the arts into all of our daily lives creates more productive, connected, informed, just, and livable communities.
WORK: We recognize artists as workers and we create opportunities for artists, including paying for the contributions of local writers and artists.
A world of equitable communities made strong through literature and the arts.
Practices and Principles
- Recognizing and mobilizing community assets;
- Connecting across cultures;
- Facilitating collaborative action;
- Continuously learning and improving;
- Being accountable
(Practices and Principles adopted from Everyone Leads: Building Leadership from the Community Up by Paul Schmitz)
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