A Tipping Point is the critical point in a situation, process, or system beyond which a significant and often unstoppable effect or change takes place …
"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents."
Festivals provide a temporary space where the passion, energy, colour, creativity, diversity and innate thrivability of humanity is explored and celebrated. The festival is a place where we step across the threshold of our daily lives into a world where the colour, sound, vibrancy, and rhythm of life is turned up to the max, through music, arts, food and community. A place where the narrow perceptual bandwidth is challenged by innovation, music, vibrancy and colour, by diversity and imagination - all through music.
What the climate crises needs is collective imagination and wisdom, locally generated, locally shared and explored through the medium of music and the temporary platform of a festival. At a time of possible ecosystem collapse, where better to 'suspend business-as-usual' to explore what it takes to transform our relationship to earth from a predominantly anthropogenic civilization to an ecologically empathic civilization?
In short, your festival becomes a small, microcosmic example of what Life could be like once the whole planet transitions from a survival civilization to a thrivability civilization.
The science (and our youth's response) is clear that we are rapidly approaching runaway collapse scenarios with various societal and ecosystemic tipping points being reached in rapid succession. These dire circumstances present an opportunity for humanity to come together, using music as the key driver to support SDG 17: Partnerships for the Global Goals.
As thrivability stewards who care deeply about our planetary and future wellbeing, we asked ourselves - how can we individually and collectively become a systemic Tipping Point in favor of Life and our future generations? And what inherent power does music have to bring humanity together like never before, where politics, science, religion and business-as-usual are failing?
Over many years of research, design, sense-making, dialogues, long conversations, visioning and transitioning, we have started to form an integral framework and Tipping Point System to support the projects and initiatives that have Tipping Point potential, when aligned with other initiatives.
Tipping Point potential lies within any initiative that brings large numbers of people together and thus is capable of tipping a society within which the event takes place in favor of Thrivability.
Thrivability is a Life-centric way of living as a society that transcends survival modes, sustainability, and resilience, through our shared understanding of the oneness of the human family and Life as a whole.
Starting in 2020, we’re bringing together a series of global Tipping Point Festivals & Music Events in collaboration with an amazing group of Music Geniuses (to be revealed soon…). The intention is to catalyse a major social Tipping Point for standing with Mother Earth and our shared future.
Applications are now being accepted for inclusion in the Tipping Point Festival Alliance. The purpose of the Alliance is to make visible a global calendar of aligned events and to pass along the Tipping Point Torch.
Long ago a sacred fire was lit by our Indigenous Elders, called the Flame of Love. Throughout the world this Flame has been kept alive through many eras of change, to keep the heart of humanity illuminated and sourced from Love. The Tipping Point Torch will be lit ceremonially from this Sacred Fire and passed from event to event to help us remember our way home to each other and to stand united in the care for each other, our planet, and future generations.