There’s a synergy when creative people get together and pool their talents, energies, and ideas.
It’s what we’re all about!
Since we launched Rouse in summer, 2013, we’ve filled our venue with salon nights, Open Call artist gatherings, and workshops teaching mindfulness, creativity, and how to manage food addictions. We’ve hosted improv, crafternoons, writing classes, and many nurturing meals and gatherings.
Now we are moving away from being a place-based venue, and increasing our collaborative ingenuity in many exciting directions.
The magic of our collaboration is that it is just as fluid as we are. As Nancy Goodyear writes in her article, “It Takes 2 to Tango,” the best collaborations are often those where “there has been a shared stake (or vision),” and where “the end product was only loosely defined at the start (e.g. a course, a workshop, etc.).”
She underscores that having the space and freedom to explore and create together are the key.
We are letting go of our connection to a physical space, and at the same time, coming up with some beautiful partnerships.
Christi Krug is partnering with Sage Cohen of Path of Possibility to teach Finding Our Stride: How to Build Momentum in Our Writing Life, throughout March. Drop-ins are welcome! More info at Meetup.
Jenna Abernathy is partnering with Portland School of Astrology to teach “Moonshadow,” helping you heal food and body challenges through astrology, beginning March 11.
And Jenna and Christi are teaming up to bring you “Stories in the Body,” an interactive, inspiring workshop of yoga and creative writing, April 26, 2014. Details coming soon.
We have a number of breakthrough, synergistic, dynamic projects in the work, so stay tuned. And thanks so much for helping us to spread creativity and wonder throughout our community!