We are following the advice of Kid President’s Pep Talk to “create something that will make the world awesome.” We want you to join us..We have $40,000 to create 20 individual or team performances (one/ week) during the upcoming summer to the artery! $500 Awards will be given to Each Selected Idea with up to $1,500 available for production and documentation of each performance idea. Performance Ideas are due January 3, 2014 by 5:00 PM. Performance ideas will take place at the artery on the Beerline Trail in the summer of 2014.
Top 20 Ideas selected on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 20, 2014.
What is the artery?
A public park is growing to connect Harambee and Riverwest and we call it the artery!
The artery will extend a new biking and walking path called the Beerline Trail into Harambee that begins in Riverwest. The artery starts adjacent to the intersection of Keefe Avenue and Richards Street extending northwest for 2/3 mile to a bridge over Capitol Drive. This park was once part of the Old Milwaukee Railroad which had 7 tracks and was known as the Gibson Yards.
We imagine the artery as an outdoor stage where neighbors can connect through performances.
We invite you to perform in public with us at the artery during the summer and fall of 2014. We seek performance ideas that encourage safety and comfort the artery as a place to connect with one another.
We are open to many types of performance, including ones we haven’t imagined. Jazz, relay races, spoken word, barbeques, back flips, walking, gardening, treasure hunts, dancing, hugs, basketball, cooking, yoga, games, pep talks…we want to hear what you want to do!
We welcome ideas that can be performed outside, this may involve the trail, the plants, the buildings, the sidewalks, the bridge, the fences, parking lots, and anything else you find interesting in the artery. We seek performers at different skill levels who are neighbors of the trail.
We ask that you or one member of your team live or work in the core neighborhoods (Harambee/Williamsburg Heights/Riverwest) or those defined as local (Lincoln Park, Rufus King, Estabrook Park, Grover Heights, Arlington Heights, Borchert Field, North Division, Triangle North, Hillside, Halyard Park, Brewer’s Hill, or Schlitz Park) by the inlaid neighborhood map of Milwaukee.
“It’s everybody’s duty to give the world a reason to dance.” – Kid President
Who are we?
We are beintween, neighbors artery. We are a young organization We are working with Riverworks, a community organization who shares a passion for the development of
culturally rich neighborhoods around the artery. We believe the artery is a place to realize we are all one community. The artery is part of ‘Creational Trails project funded by ArtPlace America in partnership with the Greater Milwaukee Committee. Learn more on how
this fits into the $170,000 being invested at the artery in diagrams on the following pages or at www.creationaltrails.com.
Performance Idea Submission
• How do you want to perform in public? (300 words or less)
• Who are you? (200 words or less)
• OPTIONAL: Images, Video or Audio to help us imagine your performance. (1-3 images, 3 minutes of video/audio footage, and/or website) Performers under 18 must have a parent or an adult supervisor listed on the submission.
In celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on January 20, 2014, we will host a talent show to choose the Top 20 performance ideas. A team of local and regional professionals will select those to be funded; the location of this event will be announced by December 2013.
Each creator of a Top 20 performance idea will receive $500 in February 2014 as to $1,500 is available to those awarded for other performers, costumes, props, or backdrop. Submittals for additional cast members at a rate of $25/hour (up to $500) and effects (up to $500) will be reimbursed upon the date of the performance. beintween has reserved funds (up to $500) to promote, plan, produce, and document each of the Top 20 performance ideas. All teams will receive a copy.
We intend to schedule a performance every week in the public park of the artery – all performances will be scheduled in winter to provide you the spring to prepare. We will work with the Top 20 to approve additional funds requested & choose a specific site to help you realize your idea!