Finding Balance Another Way, a Series of Conversations

Finding Balance Another Way, a Series of Conversations

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We all have an inner sanctuary of peace within ourselves, where all things are in balance. So how the hell do we sustain it?!

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Sunday, June 30th: Web 3.0 Jump Ahead or Hold Back

There is a growing community of artists who believe the future of creativity is housed in Virtual/Mixed Reality, NFTs, and Cryptocurrencies. Meanwhile, the internet is turning it up to Web 3.0. Will you be there in spirit, in person, or by avatar?

#web3 #nfts #crypto #vr #tech #future #futureisnow #innovation #creativity #creative #indieartist #thearts #evolution #metaverse #ArtistDevelopment #AnotherWay #paradigmshift #ArtsMeetsBiz

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Have you been on the great hunt for meaning? Do you find moments of peace fleeting? Have you tried any or all of the following: praying, meditating, yoga, vegan diets, fasting, exercise, reading, TEDx videos, panels, retreats, spas, life coaches, expensive seminars, workshops... oh my! Can you add to this list?

Me too. My name is Emileena Pedigo. As a dao practitioner and artist development coach, I've been on the search for a larger purpose to all the madness and chaos in our lives. After twenty years of working with creative minds, I've developed an innovative approach to navigating uncertainty. I call it the Sustainability Cycle.

But this event is not a lecture or workshop. I'm hosting a weekly conversation on the dualities that are causing friction in pop culture, such as:

  • Is technology killing Art?
  • Is science trumping religion?
  • Is virtual replacing the office?

Each week, we'll pull a new topic from pop culture to put through the Sustainability Cycle. Attendees are also encouraged to bring their own conflicts to share with the group. I can't promise we'll find solutions to everything, but I can promise an hour and a half of presence, awareness, and mindful conversation.*

Every event will start with a short grounding exercise and an introduction of the topic at hand. There will be a brief review of the Sustainability Cycle and some suggested dualities to cover in the following conversation. The group discussion will be moderated by your host Emileena.

This event is also being streamed on CLUBHOUSE so attendees are encouraged to share the stage! Join the Club, Finding Balance. Participation is not required but sharing your insights can bring clarity to those around you, should you so choose.

*There are three simple rules that will be reinforced:

  • Respect yourself.
  • Respect others.
  • Respect the sacred space we build together.

Keep the conversation flowing in the Facebook group: ArtsMeetsBiz

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A note from your host:

"My path has been anything but calm or easy. But as I layered on complicated levels of meaning to make sense of my own alienation, I became further detached from my purpose. As a producer and manager who considered myself an artist, I became stuck inside a self-perpetuating system of exploitation. I witnessed many artists around me losing that fight. I would have been lost too if not for an excursion to an ayahuasca retreat in the Peruvian mountains. Upon my return, I reconnected with a purpose that feeds my soul: Guiding the artistically-inclined in finding #AnotherWay to navigate the uncertainty of life. This is my art."

Emileena Pedigo, The Show Goes On Productions (TSGO)

Emileena entered the NYC Arts scene producing an international theatre festival, working with artists from around the world hungry to get their work into the theatre capital of the world. For seven years she developed a structure for the annual festival that grew to over 60 shows in seven venues. Emileena also general-managed for various nonprofits, assisted on Broadway, worked various film and music festivals, and managed singer/songwriters. She toured theaters, music arenas, and schools across the country, working with artists from all artistic disciplines. After launching TSGO, her work began to focus on emerging trends in entertainment. Emileena is now building sustainable careers #AnotherWay by using entrepreneurial strategies and prioritizing the artist over the art. She co-founded ARTSLAB, an incubator program that cultivates #ArtsMeetsBiz, and served on the board of Conscious Capitalism NYC. She is a graduate of the Commercial Theatre Institute, SUNY/Kaufmann's Fasttrac program for entrepreneurs, and a Purdue University alum.

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Past topics (replays are available on Clubhouse)

June 26th: Google's Sentient AI: To whistleblow or suffer the consequences?

June 19th: Father's Day 2022: Fathers and Mothers

June 5th: Art vs Algorithm

May 29th: Amendment vs. Permanence

May 22nd: Creativity in Liminal Times: Routine vs. Liminality

May 15th: Inflation & the new economics: Conversation vs. Confrontation

May 8th: Processing Wetiko The Dream State vs Consciousness

May 1st: Twitter & Social media: Public vs. Private Spaces

April 24th: Time Management Giving vs Collecting

April 17th: The Culture Wars Agitation vs. Discipline

April 3rd: Will Smith Thinking Ahead vs. Damage Control

March 27: Human Sustainability vs Earth's Sustainability

March 20th: In-person vs virutally connected

March 13th: Underwater vs. Land-dwelling

March 6th: Nature vs. Nurture

Feb. 27th: "I Don't Know": Useful Distractions vs. Ego's Distractions

Feb. 20th: Angry Power vs. Empowered Anger

Feb. 13th: Acknowledging Sacred Land w/guest co-host Kate Spencer

Feb. 6th: Year of the Tiger

Jan. 30th: Emotional Intelligence vs. Artificial Intelligence

Jan. 23rd: Development vs Stagnation

Jan. 16th: Numbers vs. Letters

Jan. 9th: Revivals vs. Originals

Jan. 2nd, 2022: Authenticity vs. Broken Systems

Dec. 19th: Wildcard Night

Dec. 12th: Water: chemical or esoteric?

Dec. 5th: The Media: Arbiters of Justice or Injustice?

Nov. 14th Artists vs. Management: Astroworld Music Festival tragedy.

Nov. 7th: Time vs. Money: Shooting on the set of Alec Baldwin's 'Rust'

Oct. 24th: The Great Resignation: Work for Money or Work for Purpose?

Oct. 17th: Music, Time vs. Memory: Tony Bennett Performs w/ Alzheimer's

Oct. 10th: Social Media: Connecting or Isolating?

Oct. 3rd: The Legacy of History, Fact or Fiction?

Sept. 26th: The future of entertainment.

Sept.19th: Gathering vs. Avoidance

Sept. 12th: K-pop vs. America

Sept. 5th: Wildcard Night

Aug. 22nd: Aging: Dying or Living?

Aug. 15th: Mental Illness or the Road Less Traveled?

Aug. 8th: Nuclear Waste: Disposal or Termination?

Aug. 1st: Is Street Art for Art or Advertising?

July 25th: Climate Change: Doomed to Destroy or Poised for Evolution?

July 18th: Space Travel: Freedom vs. Disillusionment

July 11th: Wildcard Night

June 27th: The Cheetos Guy: Authenticity vs. Artistic License

June 13th: Psychedelics, Recreational or Therapeutic?

June 6th: Britney Spears' Conservator, Family vs. Work

May 23rd: Man vs. Machine

May 16th: Deepfakes, for entertainment or deception?

May 9th: Natural power vs. Man-made

May 2nd: Elon Musk's SpaceX vs. Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin

April 25th: Religion vs Spirituality

April 18th: Netflix's first movie franchise, streaming vs. theaters

April 11th: NFTs, for artists or for crypto traders?

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#ArtistDevelopment #AnotherWay #paradigmshift #ArtsMeetsBiz

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