Our partners help us explore cultural heritage at festivals, schools, and community centers across the Pacific Northwest. As annual hosts for our program's Songster students, each partner creates more opportunities to study with culture bearers and perform live.
The Centrum Foundation's PT Acoustic Blues Festival has partnered with the Rhapsody Project to bring young people from historically marginalized communities to the Acoustic Blues & Fiddle Tunes workshops. Our Rhapsody Songsters are given the opportunity to study with internationally renowned blues masters, facilitated by our instructors and chaperones.
The Wintergrass Festival has worked with Rhapsody instructors since 2012 to develop and deliver innovative roots music education. In 2016, this partnership launched the Rhapsody Songsters program, which equips young musicians with the tools needed to thrive and organize in the modern worlds of American roots music.
Northwest Folklife has supported our mission to facilitate cross-cultural, cross-generational interactions through roots music since our inception. Our students and instructors have been featured for a two hour-long showcase at the NW Folklife Festival each year since 2014, and our concert series has been supported through their promotional support.
The Rhapsody Project is a program of Community Arts Create, a non-profit founded in 2010 to build community through self-discovery and shared experience. CAC works to enhance a richer way of life by creating harmony through creative expression within south Seattle’s diverse culture. This non-profit is an Associated Program of Shunpike, a 501c3 non-profit literary and art service organization, whose mission is to strengthen the Seattle arts community by partnering with small and mid-size arts groups to develop the business tools they need to succeed.
Thus, to make a tax-deductible contribution to help support Rhapsody Project, simply donate to Community Arts Create online by going here.