[this is not our 'rebranded site' this is our previous site somewhat revamped - while we wait for our incredible new site - coming soon]
WHO / WHAT ARE WE??
B-GREAT ORG IS A 501 (C)(3) NONPROFIT CORPORATION
COMMITTED TO THE WHOLE YOUNG HUMAN CREATIVE ARTIST.
WITH A WELLNESS FIRST MINDSET WE'VE AIMED TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TOWARD
TRAINING & GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES. SINCE 2015 WE HAVE DONE THIS THROUGH
WELL PLANNED & POP-UP STYLE EVENTS, MASTER CLASSES,
2-WAY MENTORSHIPS, ONE ON ONE TRAININGS AND BEYOND
WE BELIEVE EACH CREATIVE ARTIST IS AN ESSENTIAL CONTRIBUTOR
TO THE NOURISHMENT & OVERALL WELLNESS OF OUR SOCIETY.
(AS MADE OBVIOUS DURING THE LOCKDOWN)
THE CURRENT POST-PANDEMIC GOAL OF OUR MISSION IS TO
BUILD AN OPEN AIR WELLNESS / TRAINING VILLAGE
WHERE POST-HIGH SCHOOL AGE NEURODIVERSE & NEUROTYPICAL ARTISTS
ARE EQUALLY & ALWAYS WELCOME TO TRAIN AND/OR FORTIFY THEIR PURPOSE
IN AN ENVIRONMENT THAT VALUES & NOURISHES THEIR WELLNESS FIRST!
Thank you to our Artists, Audience Guests, Staff, Donors and Volunteers for your Support, Patience, and Participation over the years as we pivot forward.
WE NEED A VILLAGE
Our updated & ongoing mission:
To provide opportunities for serious neurodiverse youth artists to access health focused support outlets, direction, two-way mentorships and performance/exhibit / platforms - allowing them to gain well-rounded experience on & off the stage or wall.
Our next level MISSION has 2 equal parts:
A) To PRoViDE... Arts scholarships & creative residencies - toward support services for serious post high school age underserved Youth artists -living the challenges of cognitive exceptionalities -who also possess the neurodiverse gift(s) to thrive specifically in the Arts.
B) To BUiLD... an open air Artist Wellness and Training Village for all serious young Artists to include those who need a healthy place to, fortify their purpose, experience a healthy creative community, & hone their skills beyond a traditional school, college or organized development boundaries.
This village will be a home away from home where ALL qualifying Artists will be welcome to retun any time to drop in, lend a hand, take a class, spend time in our tree houses writing their next film, song or book or to just sit quiteyly in our Zen garden to regroup. (aka: 'nourish' their wellness)
WHO WE ARE / WHAT DO WE DO:
We are a 501 (3)(c) non profit organization.
With a wellness first mindset - we assist young post high school age neurodiverse creative Artists unite their gifts w/their challenges while they transition to independently 'thrive and shine' as self-directed value creating contributors in society.
Since 2015 we have done this through community well planned & pop-up style events, master classes, 2 way mentorship’s, one on one trainings and beyond.
Since the lockdown we have shifted our momentum to include efforts toward building a green open air wellness & training Village for all post high school age Artists.
We are EXCITED🌳
What will this Village include?
High Quality Barn Venue Sound Stage: for all live performing & entertaining opportunities.
Free Rehearsal/Practice/Writing/Creative Spaces:For serious vocalists, musicians, dancers, visual & media artists, songwriters, fashion designers, etc... Available also for private & group training/practice.
Photography/Psych Wall & Video/Photo Technology: For all visual creative training services including content creation and beyond.
Dance / Yoga / Physical Conditioning Rooms
Sound Stages: Varying sizes for multiple live performance training / showcase / video creation / presentation needs & beyond.
State of the art Recording Studio: For all music creative & training services including pre-production, recording, mixing, engineering & mastering & DJ training and beyond.
Visual Arts Creation / Exhibit Rooms: For all visual arts training, creating, mentoring, display needs.
Multi-Purpose Rooms: For instruction, presentations, seminars, master classes & lectures, etc...
Full Service Juice Bar & Healthy Menu Cafe of food grown in the village by Artists: Promoting healthy lifestyle options void of any kind of alcohol or drugs for artists to get the best out of their performances & life.
Various creative pro Services Available Will Include: Artistic Direction, Styling consultation, Artist conditioning, Audio/Visual content creation, Promo, social media direction & more.
Programs available Will intend not to pamper and stroke the artist - but to challenge and guide toward self-direction while safely providing real world opportunities for them to gain the skills, experience & confidence needed to then proudly fuse with their Artistic gifts as they advance in society toward their future goals.
The Village will be a HEALTH FOCUSED, SAFE and OPEN age appropriate place in the community where post high school Youth will be supported and guided by our Team of young & old-school experienced, skilled visionaries
Zen Garden, Therapeutic equine & Horticulture activities, and Goat Yoga.
All of that and BEYOND...in an effort to continue the original passion of B-G.R.E.A.T. to:
Binarily (two-way)-GROW RELEVANT EXCEPTIONAL ARTISTS who will THRIVE & shine in society -
beyond any stigmas - the way they were born to!
WHY A VILLAGE?
We are confident that we will be able to significantly help these young Artist most effectively when we have the needed
open green space and ecologically friendly environment to welcome them into.
We are additionally confident that we will not only be able to do so in our local community, but in communities all over the world.
When we build it...they WiLL come, and they will know this Village to be a second home they can always return to if they
feel lost or distracted or just have the need to give back, re-train, or just 'fortify their purpose'
outside of their industry demands hence re-focusing or reuniting with their many individual reasons to keep going!
Our village is not being designed just to help Artists ‘feel & look’ great, but will be an experience igniting in them
the recall of training, and mental & physical wellness strategies they will carry throughout their lives propelling them to, in fact
WHAT IS OUR CURRENT ASK?
FUNDS + LAND
-L A N D-
PURCHASED > OR < DONATED
-PHASE ONE BUILD / DESIGN-
PROJECTED RESULTS OF OUR MISSION
A more ENRICHED world filled with more Art!
POSITIVE Thriving Adults
EFFECTIVE CONTRIBUTORS to society
INDEPENDENT CONFIDENT ARTISTS
Artists COMFORTABLE in their OWN skin.
EMPLOYABLE Adults in multiple areas they love.
LESS YOUTH/ADULT CRIME & ADDICTIONS
LESS YOUTH/ADULT HOMELESSNESS
HEALTHIER YOUTH/ADULT INFLUENCERS
LESS YOUTH / ADULT DEPRESSION
BETTER SKILLED ARTISTS
LONGER LIFE FOR ALL
A BETTER WORLD
CONTRIBUTE TO OUR SHARED FUTURE