2015 marks the five year anniversary of Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios. We've been high, we've been low, but we're still here paying the rent every month thanks to our community of local musicians. Thank you.
Some days it is all we can do as a small business to just keep the doors open with all equipment running, other days (like today), we've got energy to spare and start thinking about all the OTHER projects we'd like to do in and around our space in the world.
The short list includes:
- Video stuff. We've got an epic GoPro Hero w/the music bundle that we can rent to bands for cheap. It is under utilized and the whole idea of video in the studio needs attention.
- Art. In the beginning we put a lot of time and energy into First Friday and having new artists in the studio every month. Then life happened, and we skipped a month, an artist flaked at last second, and the whole thing just went on the back burner. We'd really like to bring it back, or maybe it looks like something else, artists taking over the space, a collaboration event to learn to make show posters or DIY merch ideas.
- Teaching / Co-working /Networking. We have a community, we have free rein of a physical space, there are more things we could be doing to share resources, have more fun and get more creative together. We've been inspired by things like Cohere Bandwidth, Backyard Brunch Sessions, Balanced Breakfast, etc. We want to use our space not just for rehearsals, but do MORE, more impact, more, more, more.
I am writing this blog as part of the #YourTurnChallenge, the goal is to blog for seven days straight. I realized I had not taken the time to blog since September, 2014 so I wanted to get the ideas flowing again and you know what, it's Day 1 and I feel like it's working.
If any of this inspires you in some way, please reach out, let's make something happen in Santa Cruz or beyond. You can email direct at firstname.lastname@example.org or connect w/ us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.