Our mission is Peace Building through Art inspired by Nature.
We celebrate the Beloved Community, one mural at a time.
Through collaborative community artwork and storytelling,
we facilitate shared creative experiences
to lay the foundation for success,
envision a positive future,
and spark innovation.
The vision of the Unity Through Creativity Foundation is
a world that is compassionate, connected, and creative.
We bring these three qualities into our work with youth, adults, and elders in order to establish foundations for understanding and lasting peace, locally and throughout the world.
Just as literacy is a birthright,
we view peace literacy as a birthright.
What we do
We implement our vision by teaching peace-building skills to youth, adults, and elders as we co-create a shared vision of success in a mural. The fruits of the 130+ murals we have facilitated are strengthened communities, creative self-confidence and innovative actions.
We respectfully acknowledge that the Unity Through Creativity Foundation headquarters in Novato, California is located on the unceded traditional land of the Coastal Miwok people. It’s studio/office in El Paso, Texas is located on the land of the Tigua and Mescalero Apache tribes. We are grateful for their stewardship of this land, to which we are visitors. We humbly strive to be good ancestors, to listen to indigenous voices, and to be in the life-long pursuit to un-colonize our thinking, so that the gifts of all living beings, and the earth that supports us, may flourish.
The United Nations describes a Culture of Peace as based on “respect for life, ending of violence and promotion and practice of non-violence through education, dialogue and cooperation; respect for and promotion of all human rights and fundamental freedoms; the commitment to peaceful settlement of conflicts; efforts to meet the developmental and environmental needs of present and future generations; and adherence to the principles of freedom, justice, democracy, tolerance, solidarity, cooperation, pluralism, cultural diversity, dialogue and understanding at all levels of society and among nations.”
Unity Through Creativity strives to add to the Culture of Peace