Artists4Action

Animals / Animal Rights   Environment / Ecology   Sustainability   

Our Vision is the creation of an effective Environmental Advocacy Group that harnesses Star-power and Science to effect positive change on the planet, by using Entertainment & the Arts to focus Public Attention on the best scientific answers for a broad array of important environmental challenges.
Founded:
2011
Phone:
(541) 988-1218
Address:
P.O. Box 50664
City, State:
Eugene, Oregon 97405
Email:
artists4action [at] gmail.com
Website:
http://artists4action.org/
Artists4Action is an environmental non-profit that intends to help solve critical environmental problems  by advocating  Sustainable Solutions and  using Collaborative Action to empower artists & audiences.  Our motto: –Create the Change You Want to See! -Artists4Action intends to shine a light on environmental solutions with bold leadership that creatively combines sound business management with social conscience.  We are capitalizing on the new trends in artists’ activism, online music sales and the ‘Greening of Hollywood’ to create a powerful advocacy group that will speak up for sound science & focus public attention on practical solutions. We intend to create a unique and effective way to empower audiences, and inspire people into taking action to help create a paradigm shift that moves us toward a more sustainable world.  Each particular Environmental Action Project we undertake will be accompanied by a major Public Outreach & Advocacy Campaign centered around our ‘Artists4Action’ website platform.  Viewers are offered Educational Background information on the campaigns and specific ‘Action Steps’ they can take to bring about positive change. Even such major environmental challenges as Endangered Species, Toxic Pollution and Global Warming can be addressed by focusing public visibility on urgent problems and ‘do-able’ solutions.   We hope to attract a broad array of Artists to help by  contributing their time and various talents to support our on-going efforts and move our Environmental Action Campaigns into the ‘Center Stage’. Visitors to our website will also be able to see what  actors, writers, musicians and other artists are getting involved with our Collaborative Artworks, and we can offer viewers a way to directly support the worthwhile causes that some of their favorite artists are already supporting.

HELIOS GRANT DATE: 2011

AMOUNT: $1,000

REQUEST:

Our Vision is the creation of an effective Environmental Advocacy Group that harnesses Star-power and Science to effect positive change on the planet, by using Entertainment & the Arts to focus Public Attention on the best scientific answers for a broad array of important environmental challenges. We intend to create a unique and effective way to empower audiences, and inspire people into taking action to help create a paradigm shift that moves us toward a more sustainable world. Each particular Environmental Action Project we undertake will be accompanied by a major Public Outreach & Advocacy Campaign centered around our ‘Artists4Action’ website platform. Viewers are offered Educational Background information on the campaigns and specific ‘Action Steps’ they can take to bring about positive change.

Even such major environmental challenges as Endangered Species, Toxic Pollution and Global Warming can be addressed by focusing public visibility on urgent problems and ‘do-able’ solutions. We hope to attract a broad array of Artists to help by contributing their time and various talents to support our on-going efforts and move our Environmental Action Campaigns into the ‘Center Stage’. Visitors to our website will also be able to see what actors, writers, musicians and other artists are getting involved with our Collaborative Artworks, and we can offer viewers a way to directly support the worthwhile causes that some of their favorite artists are already supporting.

RESULT:

Our Salmon Campaign is a collaborative effort between artists and environmentalists, who want to highlight the dire state of all species of Pacific salmon and what needs to be done to save them. The screenplay we are promoting was designed to educate audiences about how very endangered the Salmon are. Our ‘inhouse’ film is designed to advocate for the biologically-sound steps that need to be implemented in order to bring the Salmon ‘Back from the Brink’. Our group has the specific goal of “Giving a Voice” to Artists who want to speak up for preserving the natural world, like saving Endangered Species. Toward that end, we have designed a Public Education campaign that viewers will want to learn about! This project has two major components to help speak up for the Salmon and hope that you will help, too!

BENEFIT CD – “Songs for the River”

“Songs For the River” is a compilation of some the the best musicians ‘Best Songs’. We would like to eventually use them on the film’s Soundtrack. Each song helps paint the picture of why our Rivers need protecting. This musical collaboration is composed of songs by individual ‘green’ musicians and groups who want to help speak up for the Salmon. We appreciate their support.
Each of the ‘Contributing Aritsts’ (see Sidebar) has volunteered their music to help the Public Outreach of the Columbia Riverkeepers, who will receive ‘all profits’ from the sale of this music-packed CD to further their Salmon Advocacy Campaign.

Contributing Artists

  • ALICE DI MICELE
  • AMOS LEE
  • ANI DI FRANO
  • CARBON LEAF
  • CURTIS SALGADO
  • DANNY BARNES
  • DAVID JACOBS-STRAIN
  • DON HENLEY
  • THE DUHKS
  • JACKSON BROWNE
  • LEFTOVER SALMON
  • LEROY BELL
  • PETE SEEGER
  • RAILROAD EARTH
  • STRING CHEESE INCIDENT
  • TIM REYNOLDS