Introducing First Participants of Flywheel – the creative economy incubator for artists, arts organizations and businesses
Following an intensive application and interview process culminating in a panel pitch session, the Arts & Business Council announced the first Flywheel class of 2012. In a twist on our classic program, Business Volunteers for the Arts, the recently launched Flywheel Incubator offers Sacramento’s most talented creative start-ups the resources, framework, and exposure needed to take them to the next level. In partnership with the Urban Hive, the program has selected these 9 entities composed of non-profits, culture organizations, individual artists, artist groups and creative industry businesses.
Benefits offered to participants include but are not limited to: strategic plans, shared workspace, personalized mentors, interns, consultants, administrative support, business development services and all of the marketing, strategy, financial, legal and communication tools to become an independent and self-sufficient creative operation.
Join us in welcoming the following artists and organizations:
The primary objectives of Chalk it Up are to: a.) provide the City of Sacramento with an annual sidewalk painting festival which will take place each year over Labor Day Weekend b.) to use the proceeds generated from this event to fund arts education projects in Sacramento, as determined throughout the year by the Board of Directors.
Chalk it Up brings over 30,000 local residents to Fremont Park every year for its annual festival that features local artists creating chalk masterpieces on the surrounding sidewalks. The festival also features music, food, and is a terrific event or all ages. Chalk it Up will be expanding its scope to two festivals and will sponsor art projects and partnerships throughout the year from its foundation.
New Helvetia is a theater company founded in 2009 that presents contemporary and lesser-known works as well as discovers and cultivates new voices and new work for the theatre. In 2009 they began with a run of “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” and have since debuted several productions most recently “Little Fish” in October of 2011 and Steven Sondheim’s “Merrily we Roll Along” in April 2012.
This summer New Helvetia is excited to hold Sacramento’s first New Works Festival featuring workshops and readings of new theater pieces from talented writers from all over the country.
Sol Collective is a community based partnership whose unique mission is to use art, education, and technology as a didactic medium to create mobilization and community empowerment. The Sol Collective Arts & Cultural Center is a community space whose vision is to provide the richness of arts and culture through multi-media and arts workshops, exhibitions, and mentorship programs. In addition, the space is available for local organizations that provide service and advocacy within the field of social justice, cultural activism, and youth development.
L/C Mural & Design is a multi-faceted creative partnership between artists Sofia Lacin and Hennessy Christophel. Together Hennessy and I design and paint murals for commercial spaces, create public art, and fabricate custom art and multi-media installations for commercial spaces ranging from Radoslovich l Krogh Law Firm to the Sacramento Electronic Music Festival. As a team we have completed projects that have transformed spaces to create warm environments, eye-catching facades, and art landmarks.
The traditional sugar skull plays an important role in the celebration of life of deceased loved ones, known as Dia de los Muertos. The artist, Rob-O, has taken this art so much further than any of us could even imagine. The detail and beauty you see in his art takes the medium in a more expansive direction with a variety of sizes, styles, and concepts. Rob-O Also runs an interactive arts program for adults and children to decorate mini-skulls that takes place alongside exhibitions of his work.
PROJECT4TREES is a Hip Hop music group specializing in positive lyrics and themes that have broad appeal across various age groups. They use clean lyrics to express their thoughts, ideas, and emotions without pushing anyone away or offending the audience that gives them their time and attention.
Social responsibility and community enrichment are also fundamental pillars of their mission, and they work towards those goals through words and actions.
PROJECT4TREES has released seven mixtapes and two EPs since their genesis in 2007, most recently ‘4piece+1’ released on April 20, 2012. They also have finished writing and have begun to record two new EPs scheduled for release during the summer of 2012.
Tap•i•ga•mi (pron: Tāpəˈgämē) is a contemporary art form created by Northern California artist Danny Scheible. First attracted to masking tape because of its versatile, accessible, and malleable nature, Danny used the unlikely material to create large-scale installations that redefined the potential of the medium and allowed him to spread a socially interactive new art form. Tapigami is the company he formed with business partner Tre Borden to bring this art form and its many creations to the mainstream. After innovating and mastering various shapes and processes for his installations, Danny began to focus on creating objects that could be enjoyed on a smaller—but no less impressive—scale. By crafting new intricate and beautiful objects, Danny now produces pieces that can be worn, hung as art, or even illuminated. Adhering to the principles of beauty, craftsmanship, reinvention guides Tapigami’s larger mission: to spread creativity all over the world.
Co-creator and writer of a regularly updated digital comic book series about the covert custodians who clean the messes left by super-secret spies like James Bond. Eben 07 has cultivated thousands of followers through its regularly updated web series and will soon be branching out with a new series titled “B-Squad.”
Kari Shipman is a Sacramento native, passionate about supporting her community. Combining her background in Special Education and local fashion, Juniper James came to be. As a Company, Juniper James serves as a catalyst for local independent retailers and designers to propel toward sustainability by connecting them to consumers. Moving into their fourth year, Juniper James is looking forward to expanding as a Company and hoping to provide jobs in the creative field, while continuing it’s Internship/Teaching Program.
The Urban Hive is a membership-based collective of people who are passionate about challenging the status-quo, who reject outdated modes of work and who believe in the power of human connection, collaboration, innovation and community. Our membership of nearly 100 now include people from half a dozen technology start-ups, Emmy Award-winning documentarians, an incubator for the arts, a handful non-profits, as well as dozens of designers, writers, creatives, entrepreneurs, artists, business professionals, educators and poets. The Hive offers shared workspaces, private offices, meeting rooms, conference rooms, a shared kitchen, blazing wi-fi, pressed coffee, regular educational and entertainment events and art gallery. They are offering subsidized workspace to the incubator members.
The team behind Unseen-Heroes consists of meticulous event planners, designers, developers, and creatives who are extremely committed to producing amazing events. They have agreed to partner with Flywheel to provide tailored consulting services to our Flywheel participants and collaborate on special events.
The California Museum
A self-supporting 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, The California Museum engages, educates and enlightens people about California’s rich history and unique contributions to the world through ideas, innovation, the arts and culture. Through interactive, innovative experiences, the Museum inspires visitors to dream the California dream and to make their own mark on history. The California Museum will be partnering with Flywheel opening their amazing facilities to Flywheel’s resident artists providing various retail, event, and exhibition opportunities.
Bows And Arrows Collective
Bows and Arrows is a collective of artists, performers, designers and dreamers with a retail, gallery, performance, and café space in the heart of midtown. Bows and Arrows will be partnering with Flywheel to provide performance and retail opportunities for our Flywheel residents.
Heather Player – Sac Convention & Visitors Bureau
Rebecca Fong – Sac Convention & Visitors Bureau
Steven Lease – Morgan Stanley
Frank Honeycutt – Hull & Honeycutt
Jim Smith – UC Davis Extension
Ishmael Silver – USPS
Keith Riedell – Capital Stage Co.
Belen Clanza – Delegata
Jenifer Franz – JD Franz Research, Inc.
Mary Odbert – MCO Associates
Elena Naderi – Merril Lynch
Catherine Miller – Miller Consulting
Ann Foley – Pacific Coast Co.
Matthew Kane – Paris in the Fall Photography
Clayton Whitehead – Sports Leisure Vacations
Allison Joe – Governor’s Office of Planning & Research
Susan Wheeler – Pathfinder Consulting
Michelle Satterlee – Elliot Fouts Gallery
Veronica Delgado – Vera Icon PR
Sandra Kopp – SMUD
Ladd Woodland – IADT
Margi Park-Landau – CA Dept of Education
Lisa Martinez – Downtown Partnership
Tracy Potts – Legacy Law Group
Jayson Carpenter – Filmmaker
William Simi – CPA
Brett Daly – Art Institute of Sacramento
Ed Goldman – Goldman Communications
Corinne Gartner – Downey Brand LLP
Bethany Ranes – Lu & Associates
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