Organic Arts Events Calendar

Organic Arts ...
a grassroots collaboration of professional
performing artists presenting
public service arts for the community.
 


    See more information on The Artists of Organic Arts at our main website:
http://www.performingartsmilwaukee.com

During the current "stay at home" situation, all events in April and May are cancelled.
We will re-assess the situation come June. 

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Organic Arts Community Video Project
As seen in the Shepherd Express:
https://shepherdexpress.com/music/local-music/organic-arts-announces-a-pair-of-video-series-with-david-hb-/?fbclid=IwAR0dgEEsxRoQ0QQgCPeQj3KAMBp-LoOlY6gPb_uRxtXtbZViJlAbLl1jNpo

PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release

Sing-Alongs on You Tube for Stay-at-Home Folks

Organic Arts is proud to announce the launch of a series of sing-along videos for children and parents, wstate history for teachers, and a series of classic 60's songs for elders available to all on YouTube by award-winning
Milwaukee folksinger David HB Drake.


Visit YouTube and search “David HB Drake videos”,
then go to “Playlists” for each complete program.
(David HB Drake is the channel with the round photo.
The direct link is:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9bJ1aQF0x54VNOa5O0uqCQ
 
The programs have been split into individual songs so viewers
can select favorite songs, or to see an entire program in sequence,
go to “Playlists” and click on "Play All".

"The Illustrated Song" program is a sing-along concert that has been performed by David in libraries and schools for many years, enhanced with PowerPoint slides showing pages from children’s books created from the lyrics of fifteen favorite folk songs. “This Land is Your Land”, “Puff, The Magic Dragon”, “This Little Light of Mine” and more have lyrics provided on screen so parents and kids can sing together and teachers can use the videos as a reading and music resource for students. David performs on banjo, dulcimer, concertina, and guitar.

"Wiscon-Sing" is now available on YouTube in its entirety for use by teachers and parents to teach Wisconsin history through music. WISCON-SING is a multimedia program which presents songs that introduce Wisconsin’s vibrant history to audiences of all ages in a music and visual performance enhanced with over 100 historic and scenic slides of our state. This video is the complete DVD shot in 2012 in a live performance. For YouTube, this program is broken into "Chapters" to be played in sequence (“Play All"). Wiscon-sing was performed over 300 times in every county in Wisconsin in 1998, the most performances of any event for the Sesquicentennial year. It has been performed over 2000 times in the past 35 years statewide.
Songs on "WISCON-SING" are available on CD and DVD and companion book!
For information and ordering go to: http://www.davidhbdrake.com/wisconsing.htm

“Blowing in the Wind” is a sing-along for over-60-folks who remember the classic folk songs of the 1960s. David has presented this PowerPoint sing-along program in senior facilities and libraries for many years to audiences who remember when “the times were a ‘changing”. Ten songs captured at a live library performance invite home-viewers to sing (and play) along.

The "Wiscon-Sing", “The Illustrated Song" and “Blowing in the Wind” video series are a project of Organic Arts to create opportunities for the community to participate in music during these restricted times and for future enjoyment.
Future additions to the YouTube site will include “Wiscon-Sing” and “Heartland”. “The Singing Santa” is already available for Christmas in July!

Support for the Organic Arts mission of bringing educational performing arts
to the community has been provided by the
Milwaukee County CAMPAC program and private donations.

To learn more and help continue this service, click the "Donate" button at: http://www.performingartsmilwaukee.com/

For an index of all of David HB Drake’s videos, visit: http://www.davidhbdrake.com/video.htm

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Simply Folk on Wisconsin Public Radio

We are encouraging all fans of
Simply Folk on Wisconsin Public Radio to check your favorite
Wisconsin folksinger's website and Facebook page
for updates and live-streaming performances
whose gigs have been cancelled and support them
with CD purchases or in any way you can.
 

These folks have lived the "gig-economy" for decades
before the term existed and many are hurting.

Some places to help financially or get help are:

Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN)
In response to the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis, the MARN Board of Directors
announces the MARN COVID-19 RELIEF FUND to assist our members in this time of need. Artists are encouraged to apply now for this one-time, unrestricted $250 micro-grant.
https://www.artsinmilwaukee.org/about/covid19.php

Artist Relief Project
Any artist in any discipline whose income has been impacted by COVID19-related cancellations and closures may apply for emergency relief and support. Stipends and support will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis, with the only limitation being how much money we are able to raise.  The only requirements are (1) you demonstrate you’re an artist by sharing your resume and website, where applicable, and (2) you share this fundraiser with your own networks and provide a screenshot.
https://artistreliefproject.org/request_funding/

Imagine Milwaukee
https://www.imaginemke.org/mke-artist-relief-fund/
https://www.artistrelief.org/?mc_cid=5f8243b702&mc_eid=fa4c7a15aa

Arts Wisconsin Resource List
https://www.artswisconsin.org/actioncenter/resourcescovid-19/  

The Foundation for Contemporary Arts
is creating a temporary fund to meet the needs of experimental artists who have been impacted by the economic fallout from postponed or canceled performances and exhibitions. 

https://www.foundationforcontemporaryarts.org/grants/emergency-grants-covid-19-fund
COVID-19 Resources for Artists and Arts Organizations
Covid 19 Freelance Artist Resources

(if you hear of others, please let us know)
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Some artists offering online events on Facebook Live to replace lost gigs:
(if you hear of others, please let us know)

L'il Rev
https://www.facebook.com/lilrevfans/
Ken Lonnquist
https://www.facebook.com/ken.lonnquist
Dave Stokes
https://www.facebook.com/david.stokes.9022

The Coffee House (Various Artists)
https://www.facebook.com/TheCoffeeHouseMilwaukee/

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Loan Programs:


The Small Business Administration has a loan program that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Sole proprietors, independent contractors, & self-employed persons are eligible and it can be forgiven if you use most of it for payroll.
See more info on their website:

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 Special Events
Beulah Brinton House Concert Series
Milwaukee Folk Events Calendars
Storytelling in Wisconsin

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Special Events

No events scheduled at this time.

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Beulah Brinton House Concert Series
Beulah Brinton House,
2590 S. Superior Street, Bay View WI
http://www.bayviewhistoricalsociety.org

No events scheduled at this time.

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Folk Events Calendars in Wisconsin

Milwaukee Area
Beulah Brinton House Concert Series: above!

The Coffeehouse:  http://www.the-coffee-house.com/
Wisconsin Singer-Songwriter Series:   http://www.wsss.org/

Anodyne Coffee Roasters, Walkers Point:  https://anodynecoffee.com/collections/concerts

Statewide / Wisconsin
Simply Folk Calendar:  https://www.wpr.org/programs/simply-folk/events/related-links
Portal Wisconsin:  http://www.portalwisconsin.org/

Fort Atkinson area:
 http://cafecarpe.com/events/list/

Madison Area:
 http://www.madfolk.org/

Madison Area:  http://www.wildhoginthewoods.org/

Wautoma area: https://www.blackhawkfolk.org/

Wisconsin- general :
<a href=https://nonprofit.whofish.org>Friends of WhoFish.Org</a>

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Storytelling in Wisconsin
See: www.wisconsinstorytelling.com 
for more continual updates in Wisconsin

For more informaton contact:  
414-962-4425 / jastorylore@gmail.com

Wisconsin Storytellers’ Get-Together
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020
Mosquito Hill Nature Center, New London WI

Tellabration 2020
Saturday November 21, 2020 at Mt Mary University, Milwaukee WI

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