Posts in Community Building
About Face: A Veterans Healing Sanctuary

About Face It: A Veteran Healing Sanctuary offers artist residencies for veterans of the OEF and OIF conflicts. During their stay, resident artists are introduced to mindfulness practices such as meditation and yoga.

The founder, a combat veteran himself, believes that creative expression serves as an effective healing modality when paired with mindfulness training and freedom from the stress and obligations of daily life. By opening his property to combat veterans in need of space and freedom, he is fulfilling his oath to leave no service member behind.

Donation proceeds provide each resident artist with housing, a living stipend, and unlimited access to a local yoga studio. Art produced through the program will be shared with the community through public readings and art exhibitions.

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All Are Welcome Community

All Are Welcome is a facilitated artists’ space by and for artists. All people are welcome with the agreement of mutual respect. There is no cost to participants for use of the space. All Are Welcome Arts recognizes the creativity and bright potential of all lives. The space is accessible for people from a variety of economic backgrounds. It is designed to be particularly welcoming to those citizens who do not have homes and to artists who have been marginalized within mainstream society. All Are Welcome Arts is an inclusive space where artists can engage critically with questions and actions related to a more dynamic participation in society.

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Bandemonium promotes Community Music learning opportunities. A friendly safe and low pressure environment to learn music at ones own pace in the company of others doing the same and building community at the same time. Currently based at the Bayside Grange and running from 5 to 9pm on most Sunday afternoons the program consists of an initial 2 hours of people with softer folk oriented string instruments and morphs into 2 hours of alternative brass band music. The Brass Band performs in the community several times a year

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Blue Lake Artisans Collective

The City of Blue Lake is home to amazing artisans, craftspeople, businesses and civic minded individuals. The formation of a collective is an opportunity to bring them together under an organized umbrella for branding, marketing, and retail purposes. The collective will bring awareness to those “experiences” that one can only find in Blue Lake and will give our artisans a larger audience and presence in the local and regional community.

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Collective 74

Our concept is to create a nonprofit potentially associated with a property in Fieldbrook. Our thought is by doing this we can gather the community to create a variety of projects. Some of our ideas for these projects have been to create community gardens, permanent art structures, aquaponics and earthships on the site along with teaching the community while creating these projects. We would love to be able to create events to fund raise like bbq contest and chili cook offs. We envision bringing artist, visionaries and musicians to hold workshops for the community. We would like to create a space where the community can come together create and exchange ideas…

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Community Arts Trinidad

Community Arts Trinidad (CAT) is a nonprofit organization, created by Trinidad community members in a grassroots effort to develop and support the ‘Trinidad Art Nights’ event. CAT is a DreamMaker Project of the Ink People Center for the Arts.

CAT’s primary event, ‘Trinidad Art Nights’ is a town wide event in Trinidad that takes place every first Friday of the month, 6­-9pm, from May through October. The rich experience of Trinidad Art Nights has been growing and we see it at a point where it is ready to take a deeper rooting into our very cultural experience.

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English Express

In addition to the nuts and bolts of the English language, these projects connect participants to local services and offerings in Humboldt County. Local organizations and services that have made presentations to English Express students include: Paso a Paso, Healthy Kids Humboldt, Jefferson Community Center’s SEEDs program, Centro del Pueblo, CalFresh and the Farmer's Market Association, Redwood Coast Regional Center and Northcoast Children's Services. Students have even enjoyed a presentation by Redwood Curtain Theater.

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Equity Matters

Both in the singular and plural, equity matters will present a series of experiences that will address what a majority of experts consider the root cause of the vast social, economic, racial, and environmental inequities that plague a huge portion of America: hyperindividualism. We have been systematically separated from each other for the sake of the profit motive and manipulation. We have become data sets created as a commodity to be sold and traded to corporations. Through a faltering education system that has crippled our ability to think critically, a news and entertainment empire designed to manufacture consent, an ever-increasing military/industrial complex, such things as community, tradition, self-worth have been either distorted to a place unrecognizable by any or replaced by a synthetic, amoral, unethical version of ourselves.

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Eureka Street Art Festival

The Eureka Street Art Festival (ESAF) is a week-long, city-wide event that takes place each summer. The core mission of the festival is to create intentional, accessible art that enlivens public spaces, stimulates community revitalization, and attracts visitors to Eureka. The annual festival invites local and international artists to paint murals and create street art throughout Downtown and Old Town Eureka, creating a unique walkable and bikeable public art experience.

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Every Body Humboldt

Every Body Humboldt aims to create accessible safer spaces for participants to learn skills and tools for regulating stress, healing trauma, making healthy social connections and creating new patterns. Using a trauma informed lens, programming is offered in the creative and movement arts in the local jail, domestic violence shelters, schools and other public spaces at low or no cost to individuals.

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Hip Hop For Hope

Starting with a act of kindness out of one persons heart to help one child a idea was sparked to create a foundation to bring Hip Hop artists together to help local children and families dealing with childhood cancer. Hip Hop For Hope Childrens Cancer Project rallies communities around music as a tool to help save the lives of children battling cancer in Humboldt County.

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