Guest Blog: Spaces of Trust & Awareness

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Art Monastery Italia, News, Projects | No Comments
Guest Blog: Spaces of Trust & Awareness

Guest Blog by Petra Počanić Part 2 (Click here for Part 1, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5) Photos by Sylvia Brenzel unless otherwise noted.   DAY 1 – CREATING SPACES OF TRUST AND CREATIVE CONFIDENCE Tuesday Sep 20th was the official start of the training. The whole day was in the spirit of building relations of trust and […]

Guest Blog: Hosting Social Innovation

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Art Monastery Italia, Blog, News, Projects | No Comments
Guest Blog: Hosting Social Innovation

Guest Blog by Petra Počanić Part 1. (Click here for Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5) A BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY BEGINS This past September I participated in ‘Hosting Innovation Certificate Training,’ an event focused on methods and tools to inspire, activate and guide groups of people during innovation processes by helping them unlock their collective creative potential to come […]

Hosting Transformation: Berlin

Posted by on Sep 11, 2016 in Art Monastery Italia, News, Process | No Comments
Hosting Transformation: Berlin

August 22 to 28, I participated in the fourth Hosting Transformation conference. Organized by the International Partnership for Transformative Learning (of which the Art Monastery is a founding member), this year’s conference was in Berlin. Facilitators, experimental educators, coaches, researchers, and artists gathered from all over Europe, North & South America to share wisdom, meet […]

Ospita La Tua Propria Trasformazione: The Artmonk Experience

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in Art Monastery Italia, Blog, News, Process, Projects | No Comments
Ospita La Tua Propria Trasformazione: The Artmonk Experience

**Because this event will be held in Italian, this post is also in Italian.**  

Hosting Innovation Training

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Art Monastery Italia, Blog, News, Process | No Comments
Hosting Innovation Training

With generous support from the European Commission and in collaboration with plenum (Vienna, Austria), Academy for Visionautics (Berlin, Germany), and the Sendzimir Foundation (Warsaw, Poland), Art Monastery Italia offers Hosting Innovation Training  September 19 to 25, 2016 in Italy  March 06 to 12, 2017 in Poland   We live at a time during which people feel a growing need […]

Summer Programming in Italy (2015)

Summer Programming in Italy (2015)

The Art Monastery spent three beautiful months in Italy in 2015, hosting three different programs. In July we organized a 2-week international theater festival, Caramanico Teatri D’Art. Artists from Dubai, NYC, Berlin, Brussels, and UK performed 6 days a week for two weeks sharing dance, theater, clowning, video, and music. From parades in the streets […]

Il Ritorno

Il Ritorno

Hello! I’m back! After two years away from the Art Monastery (including six glorious months as a Farm Apprentice at Green Dragon Zen Temple north of San Francisco), I am just psyched to announce that I am re-entering into the Project. Just days after I completed my apprenticeship at Green Dragon Temple (aka Green Gulch […]

Erasmus+ awards the Art Monastery $54,000!

Posted by on Jan 10, 2016 in Art Monastery Italia, News, Press | No Comments
Erasmus+ awards the Art Monastery $54,000!

The Art Monastery has won our biggest grant ever! Erasmus+ (a European granting organization dedicated to furthering learning and development) generously awarded $240,000 to our European strategic partnership, of which Art Monastery Italia will receive $54,000. The project, called “Hosting Social Innovation,” will provide tools to empower people to more actively improve their social and ecological environments. […]

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

Two years ago, the Art Monastery Project officially began a multi-year cycle of contemplative and creative explorations based around the different daily rituals of western monasticism, each performed at a different time of day, and each with different symbology and thematic content. In 2012, it was Vigils, the midnight hour. Emptiness, stillness, death. This was my first […]

ChangeMaker Festival

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in Art Monastery Italia, Blog, News, Projects | No Comments
ChangeMaker Festival

The Art Monastery is honored to co-organize the ChangeMaker Festival along with the other seven european organizations that comprise the International Partnership for Transformative Learning. It’s not too late! Join us at the festival! ChangeMaker Festival July 6 – 11, 2014 Zagreb, Croatia The ChangeMaker Festival is a place for today’s leaders in revolutionary, life-long learning to […]