Coffee for the Kids at Caffe Vita on the Hill wrapped up last Friday, and it was a tremendous success! Thank you to everyone for your continuous support both last week and throughout our Fall Fund Drive! You can still stop by Vita through November to check out some of the best Vera show posters of the past couple years (find one you like? Purchase it here: http://theveraproject.org/store/)
We’re halfway through our FFD! This week’s T&SF, chair of programming committee Danae Harrison-Corey, describes Vera simply and poignantly as “home.” Read on!
How have you been involved with The Vera Project?
When I first came to Vera, I just took classes and then eventually volunteered at shows doing different things but mostly sound. After volunteering for a couple years on and off, I became a member and got involved with activities, events, and committees that Vera offers. Now, I have fun as the chair of the programming committee, volunteering at shows, and helping out in any way I can around the venue.
How has Vera impacted you, or helped you with your future?
I go to school for Digital Audio Engineering so the opportunities that I’ve gotten to do sound inside and outside of Vera have been crucial to developing my ear and technique as a sound engineer. I’ve also found a community and family at Vera that is irreplaceable.
If you had access to unlimited money, name one way you would improve Vera.
If I had access to unlimited money, I would obviously buy Programming committee their own party room. Or, I would give it to Vera for more community involved events and shows!
Do you have a favorite show or memory at Vera?
I loved the open mic we did with Macklemore. It was great to see so many talented youth of color on our stage.
In less than 5 words, describe The Vera Project.
Why is it important for the community to support Vera?
The Vera Project makes things attainable for all ages. Whether that be something as small as a smile or as big as your dreams. There are so many opportunities for personal, academic, and professional growth with the programs and ideas offered at the Vera Project. I really can’t ever say enough about it, I just know that it’s been a crucial part of my development as a young adult and especially my career in music. Thank you Vera!
And thank YOU, Danae!
Starting October 15th and lasting through the end of the year, The Vera Project is asking for donations to our Fall Fund Drive! Donations of any amount are a crucial part of what makes Vera work. We rely on your (monetary!) support to keep our doors open to the thousands of individuals that come here each year. Please take a moment out of your day to donate a buck or two to help Seattle’s premiere all-ages music & arts venue continue to thrive and give everyone a safe, low-priced, fun space to dance, learn, & rock! http://theveraproject.org/donate/
Have your own story to share? Email annieh@theveraproject and you just might be featured as our next T&SF!