We live in a time of profound change. Heartwood is a site for transformative arts, culture and science. Our intention is to offer areas of study and collaborative research to build the skills that will meet the needs of an emerging future in which every human being can unfold their spiritual individual potential, in which social forms reflect human dignity, and in which economic activity is conducted in accordance with ecological and ethical principles.
To realise this vision, all Heartwood activities will aim to cultivate the ability to think creatively, to explore and understand our shared humanity through consciously crossing cultural, social, economic and political divides, to act in harmony with our planet, our local environment and in the interest of intergenerational equity.
The arts, and the practice of creative exploration and research at the heart of all artistic processes, can generate shared liminal experiences and make more humane societies possible, even in the face of an, at best, uncertain environmental future.
Sustainable development towards a future where every human being can unfold her or his individual potential; where humankind lives together in social forms that reflect human dignity; and where all economic activity is conducted in accordance with ecological and ethical principles.
Heartwood is a free association of scholars, artists, researchers and educators. Heartwood aims to provide an avenue of learning that seeks to communicate new ways of seeing and to initiate events on challenging themes of contemporary interest. Please see our ‘Introducing the Heartwood Directors’ page.