Are you a dedicated visionary educator, social worker, change maker, artist, performer, organisation leader, entrepeneur, renaissance person or other free spirit who seeks to create a new society from the inside out?
The 2,5 Day Social Artistry course is designed especially for you and for this specific time in history! It is based on the idea of enhancing our skills and capacities at increasingly deep levels of the psyche, and is divided into 4 levels of awareness:
- The Physical-Sensory level
- The Psychological-Historical level
- The Mythic-Symbolic level
- The Integrative-Unitive level
Working on these levels of awareness will awaken dormant and create new capacities that will give you a real lively sense of what you could call The Possible Human and The Possible Society.
As we explore our work in Social Artistry, we'll be taking a learning journey together through these 4 levels of experience. Each exercise we do during the course will take us through one or more of these levels. The goal of the course is to expand our human capacities in each of these areas.
Thursday June 23 - Saturday June 25
Thursday July 21 - Saturday July 23
Thursday August 18 - Saturday August 20
Thursday September 15 - Saturday September 17
Thursday evening / 19.30 - 21.00
Friday / 9.30 - 17.30
Physical Sensory level
Psychological Historical level
Saturday / 9.30 - 17.30
Mythic Symbolic level
Unitive Integral level
Saturday / 18.30 - 20.30 / Social Artistry Cafe
In the Social Artistry Cafe you can connect with other Social Artists who all did the course. Here we create bonds and co-creative alliances based on mutual visions and unique expertise and contributions.
I can't make it the dates you mention, are there more opportunities?
Yes, there are. The Social Artistry Courses are offered every 4 weeks. So if you can't come the first coming weekend, sign up for the next one. Just click on the sign up button and choose your date!
Are the courses held in English only?
No, it will be in English or Dutch, that depends on the group. As you've noticed, this website is written in English and I have no Dutch version running. I have good reasons for this. One of them is that I am introducing Social Artistry in Europe and not only in The Netherlands. I also want the international Social Artistry community easily connect with what I am doing here. Another reason is that the main activities will take place in The Hague, the international city of peace and justice, and I want to be open for all the nationalities circling around here. We will decide which language we speak every time I give the course, and I happily switch from one to the other if that is helpful.
Are the courses only in The Hague?
The Hague is where my home base is and where I give the courses every 4 weeks. But! If you want me to come to your place and you have a group of people who want to learn Social Artistry, please write me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in the contact form.
Some personal words from me to you. To be honest, most part of my adult life I have known a lot of frustration about my role in society, my specific contribution to the world. The problem was that I wasn't approaching that question in the right way. I was trying to connect my visions, my insights and intuitions and all the beautiful and important stuff I have inside of me, with the existing world around me and I was desperately trying to fit in the old roles, the old ways of being and doing. That simply doesn't work! You have to start with you, you have to start with Self. When I heard the term 'Social Artist' it got my attention directly. It is a new role in society and it isn't defined, in a way all the people who dedicate their lives to the transformation of self and society are Social Artists and how we show up and perform will definitely evolve over time. There is a great sense of freedom and joy in that! You might yourself be a free soul wandering around and seeking your way to contribute to society and you might too feel frustrated and alone some times because you know something new is possible, something incredibly beautiful and exciting! I want you to know, I am with you, I will support you and help you to be the best version of yourself, bright new and brilliant!
The world, Life, is desperately in need of you. And if you ask yourself still, Why? The answer is equally simple and profound: Because you are here.