Grant Amount: $30000, on 10/5/12
Mosaic creates networks of artists, community activists, healers, and spiritual teachers focused on individual and community healing. Mosaic projects combine traditional narrative with contemporary political insights to reveal new cultural patterns. A grant to Mosaic will fund its work supporting at-risk youth, refugees, combat veterans, elders, and communities under stress, finding common ground between those in opposition, and shaping ceremonies that unite people by reconnecting them to meaningful traditions and sacred ecologies of place, and helping them transform personal struggles into creative expression. The organization seeks remedies for the alienation, ecological degradation, and personal isolation that increasingly characterize modern life. In the midst of radical change of our culture and environment, Mosaic searches deep tradition for stories that can provide moments of wholeness, renewal, and resilience.