Free Promotional Opportunity
Trail Arts Council wants your message for “COVID Jingles”
Be part of COVID Jingles, our series of free promotional music videos to help promote local businesses and organizations and provide income and training to support Kootenay artists. This fun, inventive program will take the messages of our local favourites in Greater Trail and turn them into jingle gold!
Trail & District Arts Council has joined forces with Quinn Contini and Gordie Lucius, of Edmonton based improv comedy group Rapid Fire Theatre, to provide workshops over the weekend of July 18 & 19 to hone the jingle skills of local talent. Their improv mantra: have fun, don’t be afraid to fail, and get into trouble.
Over the weekend the finest local singer-songwriters and musical theatre aficionados will use their new skills to write, perform and record short musical video messages in a fast and furious 15 minutes! These jingles will then be released over the next few weeks to promote community organizations and businesses on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
So, do you have a new product? Are you open for business again? Maybe you just want to wish the community well or thank someone for their efforts during this time. Let us know and we will put it to music!
All you need to do is fill out a short form, giving us a few details about your business or organization and the message you want recorded, by following this link. (Only takes 5 minutes).
Submissions must be made by Thursday, July 16.
So, help us brighten everyone’s day and get your message across with these fun musical interludes.
This is a FREE service and due to the tight timeline participants will only get two days to approve the finished jingle. By submitting a form, you are agreeing to the Trail & District Arts Council and its partners creating and distributing a promotional jingle and accompanying video to promote your business or organization. Submission does not guarantee a jingle message will be created, but we will get through as many as we can in one day.
This program is made possible by the Trail and District Arts Council, Columbia Basin Trust, the Government of Canada, the BC Touring Council, the Province of British Columbia, Kootenay Savings Credit Union, and Tourism Rossland.
Engaging Online entertainment and more to keep your mind occupied
Nelson & District Arts Council’s virtual ArtWalk filled with amazing work by local artists local artists. Much of the artwork is for sale, and this year 100 % of the sales revenue goes directly to the artists. Plus, check out the new mural at Nelson City Hall by Tyler Toews (see above) in preparation for the Nelson International Mural Festival on August 14 & 16.
Cultural performers and spaces continue to add ways that you can continue to enjoy the shows, venues and activities that you love during this time of physical distancing. There are a number of cool sites that are collecting online entertainment for you, or programming entertainment from their own performances, and here are just a few.
CBC has put together a list of 25 books by Canadian authors that highlight what it means to be Black in Canada. The Festival of Literary Diversity, Canada’s first festival for diverse authors and storytellers, has a number of recommendations for authors to read on their Facebook page.
First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors in Canada write amazingly varied work, including graphic novels, poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Pick your next read from this diverse list of books put together by CBC and this Indigenous Reads reading list.
Pride doesn’t end with June. Find a new favourite musician with Pride playlists from Music BC and CBC honouring some of Canada’s great LGBTQ2SIA artists, including Orville Peck, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Peaches, and Wares.
– Art Uncontained – a new initiative from CBC aims to connect and support Canadian artists and art lovers through original programming, as well as a new artist fund in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts.
– BC Culture Online – Visit museums, view live music, watch dance, explore science centres, all from the comfort of your home.
– #Canada Performs – A short-term relief fund by Facebook Canada and the National Arts Centre that pays professional Canadian artists and professionally published authors for online performances, which are broadcast on the NAC’s Facebook page.
– Deep End Sessions – A hand picked series of their concert films of incredible live Roots music concerts – a new film every week. A donation link for each band will be offered with each concert.
– Music BC & Do604 Digital Events Calendar – Music BC, who support the careers of BC’s music creatives and professionals, have joined forces with Do604 to provide a list of upcoming BC music digital events.
– Stratford Festival – The Festival has grouped twelve of their favourite Shakespeare films into themes that will spark thought and conversation at this time of pandemic isolation, including classics like King Lear, The Tempest, Hamlet and Romeo & Juliet.
– Showcase BC – Stream, Search and Submit live made-in-B.C. events! Stay home, stay connected and #ShowcaseBC through great entertainment from our BC creators.
– SideDoor Access – A platform that hosts a range of cultural live ticketed and free live-streamed shows.
– Google Arts & Culture – Puts the treasures, stories and knowledge of over 2,000 cultural institutions from 80 countries at your fingertips, from performing arts at the Paris Opera, to NASA’s archive of stunning images, discover stories about our cultural heritage.
We’ve also put together a mixed bag of stay at home entertainment on our YouTube channel playlist “Self-isolation inspiration, entertainment and education!” There’s everything from the mastery of live performances to the downright ludicrousness of homemade comedy.
We will also be sharing interesting cultural performances and activities on our Facebook page.
We’ll keep adding more to keep you entertained as we find it!