Rhapsody Project Partners
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.
Seattle Cultural Space Agency
The Seattle Cultural Space Agency is a new public development authority (PDA) focused on preserving our city’s cultural spaces, building community wealth, and investing in cultural communities of color. The Cultural Space program exists to preserve, create and activate cultural square footage in the city of Seattle; to work with artists and arts organizations to strengthen their role in charting the future of their creative spaces; and to work with developers and builders to incorporate arts and culture into new projects.
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 in the process of increasing funding to grow sustainably and empower our students, youth interns, staff, and volunteers. To ground our efforts, we seek to evolve fundraising and development practices across the board. Your donations will provide access for more youth to our programs, equitable pay for our staff, and resources for all community members.
TRP is a program of Community Arts Create, which is fiscally sponsored by Shunpike, a nonprofit program which seeks to "empower artists through equitable access to vital expertise, opportunities, and business services. [We envision a community where independent artists and arts groups thrive, creatively and economically, and where their work is widely valued as fundamental to the cultural, social, and economic well-being of Washington State."
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