Why Arts?

According to the United Nations Development Programme, there were 1.2 Billion malnourished humans in 2004. Even in a world of 1.2 BILLION malnourished humans, ESPECIALLY in a world of 1.2 billion malnourished humans, there is a place for art. Art makes us remember, and helps us transcend the decision and indecision that led to 1.1 billion malnourished humans.

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Rehearsal image from Day Eight’s Quis project; photo (c) Washington Post

The name for this non-profit, which is an arts non-profit, is a reference to both the process of life, and art – which is to say, the process of being in the moment. The world is created with every word, and every dance, in every moment. Every breath we take is a new beginning. Every time we blink we start again. Our programming is designed to contribute to the audience’s awareness through performances, classes, workshops, and publications.

Day Eight’s mission is performed through the operation of two programs: a publishing program (focused through the arts magazine Bourgeon), and dance collaborations, including dances choreographed by Day Eight’s founder.

Learn more about our publication program here.
Visit the dedicated website for our Quis Custodiet live arts project here
Read about Day Eight’s founder, Robert Bettmann, here.

Why Day Eight?

In some faiths it is said that the world was made in seven days. The name Day Eight asks us to remember that every day is the eighth day, the first day after creation. Day Eight’s programming strives to expand the understanding of possibility, inspired by the act of creation as necessarily connected to a moment in time. Remembering the moment of creation – this moment – may be helpful in allowing creation of future days that are happier, healthier, and more fun.

Learn more about our Board of Directors here.

To make a tax-deductible contribution today, visit the Support page on this website.