Amplify Music 2020 – Resilience and Community Ecosystems   Majestic Collaboration’s co-founders Matthew Ché Kowal and Molly North recently hosted the panel “What is Resilience?” as a part of the incredible Amplify Music Digital Conference. Amy Schwartzman, independent consultant, and Mollie Quinlin Hayes, deputy director of South Arts joined the discussion. Thank you so much to Dr. Gigi Johnson of UCLA [...]

Art of Mass Gatherings | Innovating Music Podcast

Our founder Matthew Ché Kowal spoke to Gigi Johnson in last month's Innovating Music Podcast about his expertise in running festivals focusing on sustainability into work focused on mass gatherings. Among other challenges in Denver, Matthew focused on answering these two important questions: What can emergency workers learn from music festivals? What can festivals do to help heal [...]

VACDaRN – The Art of Mass Gatherings: Safety, Sustainability, Community Relations, and Accessibility

Thank you Rachel Onuf, Amy Cunningham, and Michele Bailey for inviting Matthew Ché Kowal to share our Art of Mass Gatherings with the Vermont Arts & Culture Disaster and Resilience Network on September 10, 2019. We are extremely grateful for your supportive community and the example you are setting on the east coast. In addition, [...]

Grantmakers in the Arts

A national network of private, public, and corporate arts funders, Grantmakers in the Arts supports the growth of the arts and culture by providing leadership and service to amplify and appropriately apply philanthropic and governmental resources. The only national association of its kind, GIA includes “independent and family foundations, public agencies, community foundations, corporate philanthropies, [...]

Event & Emergency Electrical Systems Workshop

On Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, Majestic Collaborations and are partners The Arts & Cultural Network for Emergency Preparedness network led by Denver Arts & Venues, Performing Arts Readiness, Colorado Creative Industries , and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation held a free workshop on Temporary Electrical Systems for Festivals, Events and Emergencies. These workshops were a follow-up to our inaugural Art of [...]

Art of Mass Gatherings Symposium

Gatherings carry immense power. They bring together people to share, celebrate, debate, rally, sing, dance, and more. Gatherings help communities thrive, and have taken on a very important role in our society - perhaps more now than ever. It is easier than ever before to identify, connect with, and nurture communities in all their shapes and [...]