The SpiritArt Program has a clear mission and goals.
Our mission is
- To provide a safe and welcoming art space.
- To offer programming that nurtures spirituality and inspires hope, creativity, growth and healing though artistic expression.
- To build and nurture a sense of community and connection through programming.
- To provide a structure which will sustain connections made and to provide ongoing opportunities for support for people in their spiritual journeys.
There are many great schools and studios in Ottawa offering instruction in the arts ranging from dance to drama, from painting to poetry. If your goal is to improve your technique and learn from an expert, then you’ll easily find what you’re looking for.
But if, on the other hand, your goal is to grow personally and spiritually through your art, to connect to the Source of life and to heal your wounds by using your imagination and creativity, then your options are fewer.
Our Mission at SpiritArt is to offer precisely this kind of artistic exploration; art-making that leads to spiritual growth and a sense of community, the kind of imaginative exploration that focuses on the process rather than the product.
We believe that the creative arts provide one of the best possible paths to growth, healing and healthy community. Why? Because when we engage our imagination in creating something new, something that doesn’t yet exist, we are – by definition! – open to learning and growing. And because, when we are learning and growing we are more likely to find the strength and resources we need to face our hurts and pains and overcome them. AND because, when we’re using our imagination, we are – almost by definition – HAVING FUN!
And fun is something too many of us have too little of.
That’s why SpiritArt has a clear mission and goals that set it apart from most of the other arts-based organizations in the city.