It is clear from our name – Majestic Collaborations – that we have always valued collaborations. Initiating, executing, and following up on collaborations is at the heart and soul of Majestic Collaborations, Inc. We are mindful of the quality of each relationship and project we dive into, and highly cherish our ability to work across multiple fields and arenas. When looking back at 2018, we can’t really say it was “The Year of the Collaboration.” Because collaboration is our baseline behavior. For Matthew, Molly, and Ali, 2018 was the year of Conversion and Transformation.
- We took our efforts to the next level right away with the implementation and release of the Denver Music Strategy. We initiated a three-year contract with Denver Arts and Venues during the inaugural year of the Denver Music Advancement Fund.
- Emergency Preparedness – We worked together with Denver Arts and Venues, Performing Arts Readiness and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to launch the Arts & Cultural network for Emergency Preparedness
- Tactical Urbanism – Using tactical urbanism as a strategic tool, Molly North and transportation engineering collaborators encouraged neighborhood drivers to “Slow the Funk Down!” as a tribute to funk luminary Bootsy Collins.
- Kowal attended 2018’s Event Safety Alliance Summit “Designing for Safety: Planning, Creativity, and the Art of Problem Solving,” which explored intentional design and safety/operational plans, training, event structures, and careers.
- Kowal spent several days networking, workshopping, and participating in positive collaborations with key players concerning everything that could possibly go wrong with crowds and events.
- Good design fortifies communities, large and small. Emergency Preparedness can be a way to engage with crowds at festivals and other large events.
- Hands-on skill sharing events can be helpful in training people to be prepared in all types of emergency situations.
- Many of our goals for 2019 center around the actualization of a viral Event Safety movement that boosts awareness about event safety.
- Stay tuned!
5. HOWDY A2RU, FROM MATTHEW CHÉ KOWAL!
- In a video filmed for A2RU, Kowal discussed immersive experiences, Majestic Collaborations, emergency preparedness, and the importance of recognizing the history of land and its people. This is a great summary of what we feel is important here at Majestic Collaborations, Inc.
- Majestic Collaborations and Kowal were pleased to support Sound Diplomacy’s Lafayette Music Cities Convention.
- Our participation helped to tend the application for a 2020 Music Cities conference in Denver.
- On the very same note, NoCo’s very own community music association, The Music District, hosted Surround Sound Bash, an event that also sparks awareness and advocacy for local music economies.
7. Civic Center Conservancy Event Greening and Power Upgrades
- In September, Kowal used his knowledge of music festival temporary electricity to aid in running 90% of Civic Center Eats’ (CCE) food trucks on grid power instead of gasoline powered generators.
- This feat was the result of the combined efforts of four different teams & some seriously practical skill sharing.
8. McNichols Civic Center Building
- Throughout the duration of 2018, Majestic Collaborations supported community events hosted by the McNichols Civic Center for the following local organizations:
9. The Reals and Matthew Ché Kowal are grateful to have been able to share their music for another year, performing for several great community events and local philanthropic causes and organizations:
- Davis Phinney Foundation
- Lazos School Fundraiser
- Zion Canyon Music Festival
- Curry & Grits House Party with Laura Goldhamer & The Sunrise Review
More information on all these collaborations – scroll below!