The cultural movement of Hip Hop has always utilized the arts to spark social advancements and positive changes throughout the community. Last year A3C had the pleasure of meeting Jen Hodges, Regional Director of Notes for Notes during the 2016 A3C Action Pitch Competition. Originating in Atlanta, “Notes for Notes” is now a national non profit organization that provides free after school recording studios, musical instruments and guidance for the youth. This enables the students to create, record and explore their musical talents in a inspirational environment. The heart of the organization believes that music is more than sound, but a universal language that can transcend cultural, racial or socioeconomic barriers.
Since being a finalist in last year's Action Pitch Competition, the organization has been auspicious with their involvement in the community and busy expanding it's studio locations across the US just as they planned. This year, Notes for Notes has successfully continued their expansion by building their 16th location in Austin, Texas. Every new studio and achievement is in full fruition once the youth are able to compose music with confidence, community relations and creativity! You can support or learn more about Notes for Notes and their musical adventures by visiting NotesForNotes.org.
Applications for the 2017 Annual A3C Action Pitch Competition are now open!
A3C Action is national competition to find, support, and invest in new, innovative ideas that use art, music and hip-hop culture as a vehicle to advance social justice and civic engagement. A3C Action Pitch Competition amplifies creative projects to increase the number of creatives at the problem-solving table.
5-7 finalists are brought to Atlanta and provided with intensive training and mentoring prior to pitching their ideas to a diverse panel of judges.
The final pitch is on Friday, Oct 6th at the Action Summit
A3C Action Pitch Competition is a partnership with the Center for Civic Innovations