BEI seeks to help create a more just and deeply interconnected world and promote the planet’s health. To do so artists are appointed as Fellows for a term and Scholars join as advisors. BEI then encourages and supports its present and past Fellows and Scholars to address social justice, environmental issues, and the spiritual dimensions of the human condition in their art and work.
Black Earth Institute is a community of artist-fellows and scholar-advisers creating a more ethical world.
Our Core Values:
Working Toward A Society Based on Justice, Spirit, and Earth Centeredness
Art promotes an understanding of the interconnectedness of all living beings and this earth we share. We believe our art speaks to all through the diverse voices of our artist fellows who are committed to our core values.
Fundamental to BEI is the belief that the arts are a powerful way to create respect for human worth, dignity, and equality while promoting the health of the earth. BEI Fellows and Scholars use their individual and collective voices to promote an understanding of the interconnectedness of all living beings and this earth we all share.