ISLAND is a non-profit arts and ecology center dedicated to connecting people with nature, art and community.
ISLAND’s mission is to create spaces that explore the integration of art, natural design and sustainable living. We do this to begin answering the question: Can we live in such a way that cares for small places?
Our vision is inspired in large part by the work and writings of Wendell Berry, whose essay "The Purpose of a Coherent Community" [google book link] asks a number of similar questions. Our work is to create such a small place, coherently connected to the arts, to agriculture, ecology and the larger cultural and economic communities of Bellaire, Forest Home Township, Antrim County and Northwest Lower Michigan.
See www.ARTmeetsEARTH.org to further explore our values, philosophy and story.
1. ISLAND helps people become native to place by:
2. supporting artists -- visionaries, conceptual explorere and compelling communicators -- with dedicated time, space and resources to create new work;
3. restoring the old and developing the new skills and traditions of community self-reliance;
4. creating and sharing a broad collection of tools for ecological living
Donations Go To
INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVING ART AND NATURAL DESIGN
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (EIN: 37-1517759)