On August 23rd, I was awarded the Grand Prize of the Win Your Space YK 2018 Competition – 1-year of FREE commercial space in downtown Yellowknife! As a result, Music Space has been given life - a hub for community musicians and music educators to run programs, workshops and rehearsals in a space that inspires and supports music-making.
The significance of this win for me and for our community is huge!
A win for music leaders: Music Space provides a location with easy set-up, facilitating the music-making experience and offering connections and support.
A win for the arts community: The business community chose an arts business to help revitalize the downtown – not a tourism, retail, or hospitality business. An arts business. This is a win for the arts community to be recognized as having value in our economy and feasibility among business professionals.
A win for me personally: the recognition through this win, and the launch into creating this social enterprise is allowing me to dream of possibilities I did not know were even possible. Having the space to run programs allows me to keep dreaming and expanding, through inspired programming, partnerships, and hospitality towards others who are working with similar goals of music engagement throughout life’s stages. Music is for everyone – all ages, all abilities.
I stepped into this process feeling underprepared, unbelieving that there was anything for me in this competition – none of the listed spaces were appropriate (size, noise-requirements, set-up, price). I didn’t want to win because none of the spaces would work for my business….Until I found the perfect space. One week before The Win my motivation sky-rocketed as I began to see my dream as a real possibility.
Grand Opening will be in January 2019.....stay tuned!
|Music is for everyone!||