When I first launched The Lost Art of Oz project in 2018, I had no idea of the extraordinary adventure that was waiting for me. It began as a literary treasure hunt, but much like the story of Oz itself, it blossomed into a tale of friendship, community, and joyful personal discovery.
I believe connecting and reconnecting people to classic stories can uplift the world and help people to live their best lives. I feel it so strongly that in July of this year, I founded The Arts of Imagination Foundation to expand upon the work of The Lost Art of Oz, bringing the enduring power of timeless stories to an even bigger audience.
On the horizon are outreach programs, partnerships on major museum exhibits, scholarships that support the art of storytelling, and, of course, ongoing preservation and championing of artwork and historic materials related to universal stories. For those who would like to adventure with us in a deeper way, as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, your gifts and donations are 100% tax deductible.
As we look to 2022, we at The Arts of Imagination Foundation wish each of you a year filled with health and joy. Speaking personally, I hope it’s also a year in which your personal yellow brick path ignites your imagination and inspires you to share it. When you share your light with the world, good things are not only possible – they are probable.
We hope you will follow our journey!
With greatest appreciation,
Brady Schwind and The Arts of Imagination Foundation
Brady Schwind is a writer, director, and Oz Enthusiast on a mission to definitively catalogue the existing original artwork from the famed "Famous Forty" Oz books.