What is Myschievia?
CAMARADERIE THROUGH ARTISTIC EXPRESSION
Myschievia is a temporary community that exists as a forum for participant-driven creativity and artistic self-expression. There are no spectators, no commerce is permitted, and the event is organized entirely by volunteers. Tickets are only sold in advance and this is a "Leave No Trace" event. Myschievia provides participants the opportunity to create and contribute, experience and evolve, share and accept, work and play.
Myschievia takes place on or around Indigenous People's Day weekend in early October. Gate usually opens at noon on Thursday and we're off site by 2pm on Monday. .
Myschievia's Guiding Principles
Unity in Diversity
Everyone contributes something different. We value everyone's contributions but everyone contributes. We welcome the stranger on the condition that they respect our culture.
Personal boundaries vary by individual and it is our shared responsibility to gain enthusiastic prior agreement through active communication in order to ensure that everyone is either willfully involved or able to distance themselves from inclusion in any particular experience.
Welcome home! If you need something, ask. If you can share something, do. The more we work with others, the more they work with us as well.
Nobody's perfect, you just have to own it. Ask for help if you have to.
We are mindful of our relationship with the land. It's okay to be trash, it's not okay to leave trash.
Growth is impossible without pushing against pre-existing limits, and the magic of inner growth and achieving the impossible happens outside of our comfort zones. Lean into your discomfort. Safety third.
This is the leap into the unknown. This is a transitional form, a space between what is and what is to come. There is no coming back from this, only going forward different. A place of the in-between where the creation of new identities an social arrangements is possible and new potentials and limits can be challenged and explored.
A community is an active process between equals. It is a collaborative negotiation toward the greater good of everyone involved, and it amplifies with every new addition until the whole is far beyond the sum of it's parts. The collective effervescence we experience at the event is the emergent property of the focused efforts and intention of countless individuals and groups acting of their own volition. There is no one place where everything coheres, it is distributed among us in a dynamic and ever-changing state but nevertheless maintains its equilibrium
2023: "Rapscallion Rodeo"
2022: "Coming Home"
2021: *canceled due to COVID-19*
2020: *canceled due to COVID-19*
2019: "We Are Star Stuff" (2019 Community Report)
2017: "Awaken and Rise"
2016: "The Wild Hunt"
2015: "For Science!"
2014: "All Out War"
2013: Choose Your Own Mysadventure
2012: "Here be Dragons"
2011: "Tree of Life"
2010: "Ark of Dreams"
2008: "Burning Bridges"
2006: "Burn the Coliseum"
2005: "Trial by Fire"