After several years of treading water, The Bay Street Bull is about to have a come back in a big way. Launched in 2004 and once a popular magazine, the Bull has lost its way a little bit in recent years but in collaboration with Derooted partner The Rathnelly Group, it will ride again.
CTV, in association with Artbound and Free The Children, announced today that production is underway on a new documentary featuring multi Grammy and Juno Award winner Nelly Furtado. The documentary will chronicle Artbound’s first assignment in Kenya as 20 young professionals including Artbound’s Honorary Chair Seamus O’Regan, Global Ambassador Dayle Haddon, and Free The Children’s founder Craig Kielburger, head to Kenya on a Me to We Trip, to build Free The Children’s first arts school. An air date has not yet been announced.
So you wanna learn to play guitar do ya?
Then why not learn from a member of a genuine international rock band? At Troubadour Entertainment you can do just that. Jeremy Gontier, bassist for the emerging Canadian band Sterling, provides one-on-one, personalized lessons for students of all levels. With over thirteen years of teaching experience and having received top honors from the Royal Conservatory of Music, Jeremy is a truly gifted instructor. While continuing to work with Sterling on their next album, Jeremy has been collaborating with derooted creative agency to spread his passion for guitar to the masses. Derooted has developed a strategy involving social networking sites and a guerilla poster campaign to expand Troubadour’s exposure and help Jeremy spread the love. The colourful posters are eye-catching, clever, and reflect the essence and attitude of the guitar. To find more about Troubadour Entertainment or to contact Jeremy please visit Troubadour Entertainment
Wow what a beautiful Sunday afternoon here in Toronto : Friday nights “back to the 80’s” charity fundraiser was an absolute success. Derooted studios are ecstatic and proud to be a part of this initiative. Who knew an 80’s theme was just what the doctor ordered. We raised a whopping $150,000 to build the first project, the Artbound Art School in Kenya, Africa. Truly incredible! No seriously. It was off the proverbial hook.
Artbound is a non-profit organization that is striving to end the cycle of poverty through art initiatives. Founded in 2009 in support of Free the Children, Artbound builds schools dedicated to the arts in developing countries. Their mandate is to enrich and empower the students, and engage a global audience to take action through financial support or volunteer work. They also strive to raise greater awareness as to the plight of the children in these developing countries.
It is often a challenge for artists to make art for a living as well as find ways to continue creating, considering the economy and the current cultural cutbacks cultivating these artists is extremely important. This is a feeling that the members of InPrint Collective share; a sense that artists need to band together to create support groups to ensure the growth of the art community. There are so many personal, political and social commentary messages that are shared through art. It is such an important form of expression and community; it is therefore necessary to promote and nurture this movement.