Started by our dedicated and visionary leader, Esther Joosa, back in 2012, Arts of the Earth has grown into an impactful Education Consultancy. We emphasize transparency in everything we do, setting bold goals and pursuing a clear strategy that seeks to move the needle. We are constantly growing and adapting to the changes of society, and invite you to learn more about how you can make an impact.
The future is but a vision of our imagination, it is about what we are not yet. We may be or we may not be. We live in a time of change and constant motion. Arts of the Earth was founded in the belief that the arts allow us to go back to our roots and make sense of an evolving social context that includes self and others. Creativity and the arts belong to nobody but ourselves and the people we share it with. As the artist shares the arts with audiences it becomes a shared dialogue. It re. But to engage in the arts and fully experience its opportunities one must be conscious and willing to listen to one's senses.
The arts in its many forms provide an unending stream of messages, and are in constant progress. The arts are a bridge between past, present and future and opportunities for dialogue about our identity, the role of creativity in education and meeting future needs that allow us to remain in touch with our humanity. We hold the belief that there is a need to focus how our emotions about the social and cultural context regulate our thinking and development.
The purpose of art, pedagogy and practice
Arts of the Earth offers mentoring, tailor-made workshops, program development, evaluation and research. The outcomes of the workshops are based on the needs of the community and relevant to meaningful pedagogies in the global context.
Our workshops are future directed and continually evolving and to think about and on imaniging what can be. A central focus is on becoming engaged with the demands of today and imagining the future of "what we are not yet..."
Esther Joosa: Living and educating with a vision
The idea for Arts of the Earth was conceived by Esther Joosa. As she travelled across continents, and negotiated her visions among different communities, she felt how culture both divides and unifies. In a search for solid grounds, her work and research directed her to search for the celebration of uniqueness but the need for common visions and respect for diversity. Through understanding creativity as the essence of human adaptability to change and with respect for individual culture she builds ideas among her audiences how we can master the future.
Her work with people with a cognitive disability, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, children affected by poverty and others who live at the fringes of society carry a strong social justice and critical thinking aspects. Especially in a world that is fast paced and where ideas are challenged by rapid changes, there is a need to come together and to be more reflective. It is only through common dialogue, we can see the world in motion, build bridges and create new connections.