The In[HEIR]itance Project practices an open artistic process to spark authentic community conversations about our shared inheritances.
The In[heir]itance Project is building a national network of creative communities connected to and strengthened by the wisdom of their inherited texts, while inspiring other artists and experiential educators to adopt and expand our methodology.
PRACTICE - Practice is both a habit (as in religious practice) and an acknowledgment of process as product. We aspire to create an atmosphere where the artists, the community, and the art itself are constantly learning/growing through the work.
OPEN PROCESS - Most artists only share their art when it’s finished and most audiences only experience art when it’s finished. We aspire to create work with community members at every stage, involving them as co-creators throughout the process.
AUTHENTIC - When we work in community, we aspire to authentic participation, which for us means that as many elements of the community as possible are represented as co-creators in the space throughout the devising process. The goal of authenticity also extends the professional team from In[HEIR]itance facilitating the process, which should feel recognizably authentic and representative for the community.
CONVERSATION - Around the world, and with much ‘gratitude’ to the internet, folks are spending more time in their own silos, their own corners. Our work aspires to pull people into shared space in ways that open up the possibility for engagement around challenging issues in communities.