We are for radical honesty. In our world with multiple troubled fronts, we have no time for being locked into divisiveness. We need to unleash our innate potential for trusting ourselves and others for our common good.
Our mission is to create a world where people maximize this potential.
What We Do
We are a creators’ collective that produces projects and events that connect people from different social circles, in shared experiences that help build meaningful and lasting networks while increasing social capital.
One way to describe our projects is to view it as an independent, self-organizing Federal Project Number One, a group of arts and cultural programs under WPA(Works Progress Administration), a New Deal program.
Another comparable model is Meow Wolf, a multi-million dollar immersive art entity, started out as a small artists collective. While their focus is on entertainment and is limited to their own physical locations, we produce projects with social contexts and tangible goals, mostly happening within the target communities in collaboration with their members.
Our artists function more as facilitators than as lone creators. We recognize the creative potential and need to connect in everyone. We cultivate an environment where people feel safe and free to tap into their inner knowledge and share them with others, with artists as their guides.
Besides creating shared experiences, we also strive to create a social and economic environment that is conducive to the way artists and creators naturally work. Our current market system hinders creativity rather than encourages it. This is not only detrimental to creators, but an enormous waste of labor/resource/innovation potential for the society.
In building our collective, we actively search for a business model that:
• covers the baseline in cash with basic income
• maximizes intrinsic motivation by aligning artists’ natural work styles with project goals
• builds social capital that keeps on growing
Storytelling, honest communication, connection
Innovation, creation, production
Jobs, service, funding
Wellbeing, social capital, pleasure
Sense of purpose, meaning, gratitude
=Maximum ROI for individuals, community, society, and the planet
Forge Collective is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Forge Collective must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.