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.
Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival
The Centrum Foundation's Port Townsend 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.
Cultural Space Agency
The Rhapsody Project has partnered with The Office of Arts & Culture's (OAC) program to establish Cultural Space, and is currently working with five other anchor partners to collaboratively develop an arts hub on the second floor of King Street Station! The design process is ongoing, and the goal is to establish educational, performance, and studio space for artists and apprentices
Office of Arts & Culture
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.
NW Folklife Festival
Community Arts Create
The Rhapsody Project began as 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.
Shunpike Fiscal Sponsorship
Shunpike provides independent arts groups in
Washington State with the services, resources, and
opportunities they need to forge their own paths to sustainable success. Shunpike is tRp's fiscal sponsor and administrative support.
The Beth & Kelly Show
Beth Fortune & Kelly Clingan Barr are fellow Seattle music education clinicians who are working to change music education for the better. Ms. Fortune is now the Orchestra Director at Ballard High School, while KCB is  at Seattle Jazz Ed. Supporters and collaborators of TRP since its inception, these two amazing leaders in music education are able to agitate for change while “laughing their butts off.”