Virtual Charity Festivals 2020
Collaborations With IMPACT Festival
The Art Party is collaborating with IMPACT Festival and small businesses for joint charity festivals July 16 to 20 and September 5 weekend. These events are hosted on Twitch.TV for music live streaming and Zoom, a video and web conferencing platform for up to 1,000 participants. The Art Party has grown an audience of +10,000 social media contacts with +1000 Mailchimp contacts for workshops and events.
The United Nations has declared September 5 yearly as International Day of Charity. As a non-profit in Canada, The Art Party is planning to participate and collaborate with IMPACT Festival for online events with DJs and live paintings, along with break out rooms for live workshops using Zoom. https://www.un.org/en/events/charityday/
For IMPACT Festivals in 2020, The Art Party is providing Google Ad Grants for promotions June to September, 2020. The Art Party is also providing support for Zoom workshops with Zoom moderators during the virtual festivals and also in-between to promote the workshop trainers. There are 4 causes for IMPACT Festivals in 2020:
- CMHA (Canadian Mental Health Association)
- Global Citizen (Food Relief)
- Artist Relief Impact Fund
- Impact Festival Society
IMPACT Festival in 2019 had over 1,000 live attendees and raised over $40,000 for charities. For 2020, IMPACT Festival will be virtual with the goal of over 100,000 and up to 1 million virtual attendees on Twitch.TV and up to 1,000 participants on Zoom to raise online cash donations. http://www.impactfestival.ca/
Why Join A Virtual Festival?
Burning Man will be virtual this year and take place in the multiverse because of the ongoing threat of COVID-19. It usually brings in crowds of over 80,000 to Black Rock, Nevada, but in 2020 it will take place online. It’s not just Burning Man, but all summer festivals are banned in 2020; all governments in Canada and the USA have placed a ban on all large gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These summer festivals typically feature live music, art, alternative workshops, food vendors and more. https://burningman.org
There is a need for community building and social engagement, even with social distancing laws. The virtual charity festivals will take place entirely online. Similar to live in-person workshops at festivals, virtual workshops at a virtual festival could have break-out rooms with art-making, vegan / veg cooking demos, yoga, and skillshare workshops.
The Art Party is focused on vegan / veg cooking demos for the Zoom workshops as this is a good fit with the IMPACT Festival audience who is looking to reduce their carbon footprint with a more plant-based diet. There is also a surge in online vegan / veg cooking classes since COVID-19 outbreak, with millions of cooking related searches on Google. The current and other previous pandemics are zoonotic (disease transmission from animals to humans). We will require at least 2 volunteer moderators to help up to 1,000 participants during Zoom breakout sessions to view and send video, screen share, annotate and security. https://zoom.us
About The Art Party
The Art Party focuses on the development and promotions of Creatives & Changemakers in the Creative Economy. We provide services that build and connect our communities with social networking, as well as space for arts cultural events and skills training for Creatives & Changemakers. This empowers these passionate entrepreneurs to make a positive social impact. We’ve co-produced and co-promoted over 30 events and workshops since 2014.
We co-produced and co-promoted the successful Crowdfunding Success to Help 270 Creatives & Changemakers get their projects funded with The Tribe (sponsored workshop space), FundRazr (keynote speaker), Spring (community promotions) and Blackbox Print (graphic design and printed postcards). Crowdfunding already has a successful track record funding artistic and creative projects, or community-oriented social entrepreneurship projects.
Earth Charter® Endorser
The Art Party is an endorser of Earth Charter® principles for a just, sustainable and peaceful planet. Earth Charter as an ethical framework for building a just, sustainable, and peaceful global society in the 21st century. It seeks to inspire in all people a new sense of global interdependence and shared responsibility for the well-being of the whole human family, the greater community of life, and future generations. It is a vision of hope and a call to action.
The Art Party participated in Earth Charter events in Canada by providing artists on Earth Charter Day. https://www.theartparty.org/art-show/. The Art Party also collaborated on a local food event at DUDOC Vancouver. The Art Party intends to seek support for the Virtual Charity Day Festival with Earth Charter Canada. As a sponsor, Earth Charter Canada could host an Earth Charter workshop. https://www.theartparty.org/local-foods/
The Art Party Organizers
Liza J. Lee: I have over 10 years of experience in marketing and copywriting. I’ve been specializing in technology and online marketing since 2016. For fun, I’m a Google Local Guide with +5 million photo views in Vancouver, Canada since 2018. I’m also a co-founder of our non-profit The Art Party, with +30 live events. We now provide online skills training!
Kertus Cramer: Business & Life Coach: Making The Right Decisions – Integrate Your Vast Ideas And Needs Into Full Expression: With my assistance, you will transform your plans from “someday, maybe” into “no time at all.”
Kevin Seng (Artist Coordinator) is the founder of Golden Brush Art, a Vancouver born company with the purpose of showcasing talented artists through live painting. We spotlight amazing artists and their artwork through our signature Battle of the Brush live painting competition 3 times per year. We also showcase the artists through private events held by local companies and at weddings. We have worked with over 200 Vancouver artists and held over 30 shows.
IMPACT Festival is a non-profit festival with the purpose of empowering our attendees to make a positive impact on the world. IMPACT Festival is more than just a music event, it is a cultural movement that strives to create a more sustainable music festival, while pushing the boundaries of music, arts and harm reduction. IMPACT started in 2019 with bringing in over 80 musical acts and various art installations and workshops. With the help of our community and the ENUF foundation we were able to raise $40,000 for charity in our first year. The $40,000 was given equally to WE Water Charity and True North Aid – Remote first nations relief. IMPACT is a lifestyle, by attending the event you will not only help to transform the world but it will also transform you. When you leave this festival you will have a new appreciation for life and community that will carry with you for years to come. http://www.impactfestival.ca/
Freespace Soundsystem: Sublunar DJs are onboard with Virtual Charity Day Festival Sat, Sep 5: Sublunar is the festival for Freespace Soundsystem is a Vancouver based, electronic music soundsystem. Our objective is to liberate the spaces within the cracks of society… to transform them into Temporary Autonomous Zones for people to play in and enjoy! We subvert the authorities’ efforts to shut down underground venues, public spaces, and gatherings of all kinds. We break down barriers between different subscenes and music genres. Artistically, we are focused on showcasing local artists at multi-genre, underground, all-night events. https://www.freespacesound.org/what-is-freespace/
Yogi Village is from Hitesh Vashisht, an Internationally registered Consciousness Coach with Certified Coaches Alliance (CCA), a Healer and the Author of the Best Seller Book, “Sundaram Speaks-Conversations to Awaken Your Soul’s Wisdom”. He has touched the lives of more than 50,000 people with his one-on-one healing sessions and workshops. https://yogi-village.teachable.com/p/meditation/
Yoga Therapy International (YTI) has been a Registered Yoga School (RYT 200 & 500) with Yoga Alliance in Therapeutic Yoga since 2009 and recently became one of the first Accredited Programs in the world with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Maggie Reagh, the Founding Director, has been practicing Yoga Therapy for 12 years and teaching Therapeutic Yoga for 15 years. She has trained 9 Therapeutic Yoga Teachers and 6 Yoga Therapists since starting her training program in 2009. http://yogatherapyinternational.com/
The Art Party Promotions
In addition to Google Ad Grants, The Art Party will promote IMPACT Festivals on Facebook. The Art Party Community Facebook Group represents a diverse group of artists, creatives and changemakers across races, genders and ages in Metro Vancouver. We can also invite a maximum of 500 friends on each account for a total of 1000 to a Facebook Event.
http://www.facebook.com/lizajlee (+4000 friends)
https://www.facebook.com/artistrun (+4900 friends)
https://www.facebook.com/TheArtParty/ (+1400 fans)
https://www.facebook.com/artistruncollective (+1500 fans)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/theartparty/ (+2000 members)
Learn More About IMPACT Festival At http://TheArtParty.org.