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MISSION : Cultivate Artistry ; Plant Seeds of Change.
The Artsboretum project taps our roots (music) the vast knowledge and experience of the past, with the emerging new technologies of the present (internet, social media, technology) to cultivate a more promising and just future.
GOALS : Empower independent artists to create a sustainable living to build a more sustainable world.
We pledge to produce and participate in events and programs that provide performance/artist exposure and employment. Whenever possible, our prograns will collaborate and benefit local arts education and non-profit organizations.
Artsboretum is dedicated to the preservation of a rich music arts legacy and to the cultivation of conscious independent music artists and audiences.
We strive to inspire independent music artists to produce their best works, expose them to new audiences and empower them to become self sustaining by offering education, collaboration and performance opportunities that serve the community.
Q: How did The Artsboretum project get started?
A: The seeds for this non-profit project took root many years ago, when Arne Frager convinced KFOG to resurrect “Live from The Plant” to raise money for Bay Area Food Banks.
Essentially, our original non-profit plan, A Vehicle for Change, was a way to expand upon the Plant Studios' service to the local music and non-profit communities (as in "music is a vehicle for change.)
We are shamelessly inspired by Sundance Institute.
Previous organizations served by “The Plant Studios” include: Little Kids Rock, KSRH, the Girl Scouts, Youth In Arts, Blue Bear School of Music, Bread and Roses, Missing Children’s Foundation and more. As the music and recording industry took a downturn, it became more difficult to be philanthropic. I started researching feasibility and community need in 2006.
In 2007, our first effort, A Vehicle for Change started up. This now drives our creative conscious commerce division. In March of 2008, when The Plant Studios ceased operating in Sausalito, we started developing the “Artsboretum” project.
Q: Why use the arts to “plant seeds for change” – why not just give directly to the non-profits that bring about positive change?
A: We believe that art, especially music, has the ability to bring hope where there is despair. Therefore, we choose to nurture those among us who make music and art, so they/we will in turn, nurture others.
As we provide our community's musicians and artists with room and tools to grow, we empower the messages contained within their creative expression. Our roots are in music, and we encourage collaboration with all arts disciplines.
After all, musicians work with visual artists for posters, album/cd cover art - and some of our favorite musicians are also visual artists: Grace Slick, Tony Bennett, Sam Andrew, Ron Wood, John Lennon, Jerry Garcia.
Plus, it's pretty difficult to dance without music!
If you would like to help support our mission, just call me at 415-789-MARI and let's have a chat. We are currently assembling our Board.
Thanks! - Mari Mack (Tamburo) Founder
p.s. Contact Mari Tamburo, on Linked In.