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 ABOUT CLOUD CITY 

PURPOSE

Cloud City is a platform for creatives and a space to collectively imagine and build a better city.

 

Many of the dopest among us who make Columbus culture pop struggle to gain recognition, funding, and power to fuel our careers. We want Columbus to evolve into a city that nurtures young, creative, and passionate people. 

This is not a typical top-down commercial festival, but rather an immersive and community-driven multimedia experience. It includes mediums, artists, and topics that are often left out of festivals, incorporating them in ways that intersect and flow together the way they do in an actual city.

 

A collaborative culture governs Cloud City and its laws promote the common good while maximizing freedom of self expression and self determination. ​

VISION

Columbus is a hub for art and culture in which a critical mass actively supports art, humanity, creativity, and innovation.

 MISSION

To create experiences that elevate up-and-coming creatives and facilitate energy exchange between an intersectional community.

 VALUES 

Community

&

Connection

Connection is why we are here. We are a strong city when we are connected to one another, including those from various parts of the racial, socioeconomic, gender, and other spectrums. Cloud City is a safe space for nerds, misfits, and outlaws alike. Local artists and entrepreneurs can blow up with the proper support from and involvement in the community, which in turn benefits the community itself.

Radical Honesty

&

Vulnerability

Radical honesty and vulnerability are vital to building anything truly great that benefits the community. We won’t pretend to have our shit more together than we do (ehem, Fyre Island) and we will always be up front about our hopes, fears, and wishes for Cloud City.

Sustainability

&

Social Good

Any good city should be as easy on the environment and the people as possible and that’s what we strive for. Any good event adds positive value to its greater community. We intend to do things in a way that sustainably grows this into an annual experience that evolves from year-to-year.

Human

Centered

Design

Too often, cities and events are designed from the creator’s point of view, rather than being centered on the user. We leverage what we know about behavioral economics and human-centered design to involve a diverse array of perspectives in the shaping of Cloud City.

Awareness

& Intersectionality

Cloud City promotes awareness of artists and art mediums that are not given the platform they deserve. We have an intersectional attitude which recognizes the equal importance of various social causes and art forms and encourages collaborations within and between them. We seek to enhance artists’ awareness of the best strategies and resources for developing themselves through training and other forms of direct support.

Interaction

&

Immersion

We humans are at our happiest when we are regularly accessing flow states. We get into flow when we lose ourselves in experience. We provide an intentional environment that encourages interaction. No pressure, but there will be plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the Cloud City experience and we hope you will take advantage.

Synergy

&

Transcendence

Cloud City has a spirit of collaboration and an underlying belief that all of us who seek to do good for this City are bound together and our energy must be shared in order to maximize impact. The Cloud City name is an ode to Star Wars - in the movie, Cloud City is a floating metropolis of sophisticated beauty and political freedom and a sanctuary for those trying to escape the turmoil gripping the galaxy. Our ultimate goal is to transcend the troubles of our times via living the above stated values together. And note that we mean transcendence for ALL, not just the privileged.

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