Virtual Charity Festivals 2020

Virtual Charity Festivals 2020

Collaborations With IMPACT Festival

The Art Party is collaborating with IMPACT Festival for joint charity festivals July 16 to 20 and September 5 weekend. These events are live stream to 3D Virtual World with over 10 million active users and Zoom, a video and web conferencing platform. 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 in 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 multiple causes for IMPACT Festivals in 2020, including the Artist Relief  Impact Fund to support artists who perform at Impact Festival and its associated streams. 100% of this fund will be given to participating artists, divided fairly by the fraction of viewers of each artist’s stream. IMPACT Festival is also supplementing through grand stand sponsorship. ❤️

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.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/TheArtParty/events/ 

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.

https://theartparty.thinkific.com/courses/crowdfunding-success-workshop


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: (Marketing Director & Zoom Moderator) has over 10 years of experience in marketing and copywriting. She’s been specializing in technology and online marketing since 2016. She’s a Google Local Guide with +5 million photo views in Vancouver, Canada since 2018. She’s also a co-founder of our non-profit The Art Party, with +30 live events. We now provide online skills training on Zoom.

Kertus Cramer: (Business & Life Coach Director) 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 Development Director) 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 for over 30 shows.

Bob Garlick: (Photographer & Coach) has been shooting all over the world for many years. His first camera was a Pentax K1000 film camera for a student exchange trip to Japan. He is now an expert on almost any format of camera and lighting system and continues to perfect his techniques even today. With over 30 years of experience working with magazine editors, agencies and writers, Bob has the background to develop and produce editorial style photographs that no other photographer can offer.


Partner Organizations

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.   

Earth Charter speakers on 16 ethical principles to foster sustainable development. The Earth Charter Cities Manifesto is a call to action that was developed to help communities, cities, colleges, and companies implement the Earth Charter, affiliation with United Nations. 

3D Virtual World is the most advanced 3D environment on the web with instream advertising from Utherverse with over 10 million members. 3D internet development provides virtual environments that include live entertainment, online dating, charitable events, business opportunities and even education. Utherverse is a social network of interconnected virtual worlds. We offer opportunities for people to meet, play and work together regardless of their physical location. You explore this rich and diverse network with an Avatar, a virtual representation of your online persona.

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. 

Happy Bains is a Canadian Success Coach, former Indian and International Model, Actor, Fashion & Event Director, Celebrity Manager, he is now a certified and professional Consultant, Speaker, Seminar Leader, Career and Business Advancement Coach and proud Founder of GURU! Global Consulting. A vegan since childhood, Happy will talk about vegan cooking, time management and how plant-based protein is a solution for our current pandemic crisis affecting our global food supply chain. 


The Art Party Promotions

In addition to Google Ad Grants (up to $10,000 / month in-kind sponsorship), 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)

Join and help us unite the world and maximize our positive IMPACT: https://www.facebook.com/events/574821323111680/


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