We are Planted by the Water, a coop of musicians, singers, songwriters, composers, story tellers, fine artists, script writers, film makers, teachers, friends and helpers.
We are missionaries, perhaps of a less orthodox breed for we use our creative gifts to enrich, inspire, and celebrate life within communities around the world… to foster a spiritual well being… a refreshing of the soul.
We partner with people like you to stage unique events based upon a) The greatest need of your community and or b) What shared resources we can all pool together to create something ‘special’.
These events can be small and intimate… or as big and loud as we can all imagine them to be.
Thus far we have worked with local communities in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, The UK and across the United States to stage festivals, creative workshops, art walks, songwriting and open mic nights, book and poetry readings, live art and music collaboratives and a whole host of concerts in Hospitals, Churches, bars, clubs, gardens and even living rooms. We have also sponsored the endeavors of other artists, including film makers, authors, fine artists and touring musicians.
We have developed art and music training modules for schools, churches and colleges… and, when ever we can, we throw parties for communities in need of some love and encouragement. To find out more about our events division, visit Party For The Soul.
An event can be a ‘once only’… or once a month… or every night of the week… or until the ‘job is done’.
We like to include local musicians and artists in our events. It is our desire to nurture these story tellers, young and old to become fearless carriers of hope, healing, faith, justice and love within their own communities.
To be planted by the water... is to be who we are and where we are meant to be. We begin to allow fresh streams of encouragement to flow into our being. In this safe place we are comfortable in our identity and carry an inner permission to develop our gifts and talents, without the fear or concern of others. We can endure the 'scorching sun'... the stressful circumstances that are sent to try us and, as our 'leaf' returns to its natural color... we begin to bear fruit that nourishes those around us.
We are an event based organization, meaning that we raise funds, resources and or gather people for a particular event, tour or production. We partner with both community leaders and other artist groups to develop music, art, videos, storytelling events and productions. We also work with local Church and community leaders to coordinate training and or performance events.
Planted by the Water, founded by Chris Falson, is a non-profit 501c3 charitable organization based in Los Angeles California.
Our mailing address is: PO Box 48316, Los Angeles, CA, 90048, USA