Mission and Vision

The mission of the North Street Collective is to inspire and promote regenerative creativity.

We bring together artists, makers, and creative thinkers who draw their inspiration from ecological and human closed-loop systems.

Through our Northern California artist residencies, workshops, apprenticeships and partnerships, we support artists to create work that is dynamic, participatory, and emergent, and are beneficial for humans and other species.

North Street artists come from a variety of background and disciplines, or are working experimentally across several disciplines. These include traditional visual and performing arts, social justice, community and city development, agriculture, and science.

Our vision is to unleash human agency and creativity to restore, renew, and revitalize our own sources of energy and materials, while supporting and sustaining natural processes—integrating the needs of society with the integrity of nature.

Our guiding principles:

  • Place: we connect to and seek to draw inspiration from the attributes of this special place
  • Hope: we approach our work with a sense of possibility and aspiration
  • Interconnectedness: we recognize and celebrate connection, with each other and with the world around us
  • Action: we believe in the importance of taking steps forward, even if we are not sure where they might lead
  • Continuous Feedback: we seek to listen, understand, and improve


North Street Collective