c3: Center for Conscious Creativity


Create a better future through arts, media and entertainment…

The c3: Center for Conscious Creativity is a 501 (c)(3) public charity founded by Kate McCallum and Philip Horvath in 2004 as a unique arts and media interdisciplinary research, education and project development organization to provide artists, media makers, content creators, and other interested individuals, a platform and resources to explore consciousness, creativity, emerging culture, and entertainment and communication technologies.

The c3 was inspired by both the Philosophical Research Society and the Florentine Camerataa group of humanists, musicians, poets and intellectuals in late Renaissance Florence (1577-1582)  who gathered under the patronage of Count Giovanni de’ Bardi to discuss and guide trends in the arts, especially music and drama.   The group is known for having been the inventors of what we know today as the “opera.” In 2010 Kate McCallum was invited to serves as the Chair of the Global Arts and Media Node of The Millennium Project, a global futurist think tank that reports on 15 Global Challenges and solutions and publishes their findings annual in The State of the Future report (see below). As such, the organization has evolved and is now in a stage of new growth emerging as a global non-profit 501 (c)(3) arts, research, and education organization focused on the study of future trends in arts, media and entertainment, as well as creativity, consciousness and the synergy between the two — resulting in the transformative power of creativity for the individual, culture and society.  The c3 also supports artists and educators engaged in the creation of new media and emerging immersive arts.

In 2011 the c3 collaborated with The Millennium Project to conduct a RTD: Real Time Delphi global survey of arts and media trends scenarios for 2020.  This material was analyzed and written about in Chapter 4 of THE STATE OF THE FUTURE REPORT 2011, an annual publication published by The Millennium Project.

c3 is a foundation and center that focuses on:

  • Expanding research and understanding of creativity, consciousness studies and the merger of the two
  • Researching future trends in the arts, media and entertainment fields.
  • Advocating information and resources to the creative community from the work of The Millennium Project and the 15 Global Challenges and Solutions addressed in their publication the STATE OF THE FUTURE annual report.
  • Tracking and encouraging science-based research into the effects of the media and arts on consciousness
  • Educating and supporting the creative community and individuals and institutions aligned with the mission of c3 and mentoring and educating youth
  • Establishing and supporting cross-disciplinary collaboration and networking
  • Providing individuals with resources to optomize their creativity, activate their unique “genius” and achieve their highest potential as creators through exploring and developing alternative “inner practices”
  • Educating the public on conscious creativity and the power of communication, arts and media to transform.
  • Educational initiatives and curriculum that address 21c skillsets through arts and creativity.

c3 has created experimental “Labs” as silos for its initiatives.  The c3: VisionLAB is an arts and media think tank and collective which facilitates research, education, collaboration and the pragmatic implementation of projects including; arts, new media and communications to guide the future application of innovation and creativity and their conscious use in fostering global change.  In January of 2010 the c3 was invited by The Millennium Project to chair and assist in the creation of a Global Arts and Media Node.

For more information visit:  www.c3visionlab.org

The c3: CreateLAB hosts an AIR (Artist In Residence Program) to support the creation and production of immersive media experiences, specifically the 360 fulldome experience.

For more information visit:  www.consciouscreativity.org.

The Vortex Dome at Los Angeles Center Studios.

The Millennium Project

State Of The Future 2011The Millennium Project was founded in 1996 after a three-year feasibility study with the United Nations University, Smithsonian Institution, Futures Group International, and the American Council for the UNU. It is now an independent non-profit global participatory futures research think tank of futurists, scholars, business planners, and policy makers who work for international organizations, governments, corporations, NGOs, and universities. The Millennium Project manages a coherent and cumulative process that collects and assesses judgments from over 2,500 people since the beginning of the project selected by its 40 Nodes around the world. The work is distilled in its annual “State of the Future”, “Futures Research Methodology” series, and special studies.

For more information visit The Millennium Project Global Arts and Media Node.