foster experimentation and generate conversation
Salvage Vanguard has a long history of being a community minded organization. Helping small arts organizations and emerging artists grow their craft. Through their sponsor projects program they provide fiscal and administrative support for Heckle Her, Church of the Friendly Ghost, Frank Wo/Men, Trouble Puppet Theater Company, and Riders Against The Storm aka RAS Day Fest.
Heckle Her is a process-focused company led by playwright/producer Adrienne Dawes. Heckle Her produces original comedies for stage and screen that feature women and people of color. Heckle Her aims to create bold, exciting new works that can "actually sing."
CotFG (Church of the Friendly Ghost) is a 100% volunteer-run arts organization supporting creative expression and counter-culture community.
The group originally formed at an old church on the east side in 2003 and over the years has included rotating casts of volunteers, artists, local audience and long distance pen-pals. The organization has presented over one thousand events to date including concerts, art exhibitions, workshops, film screenings and other adventurous excursions. In 2007 CotFG became a sponsored project of SVT and held monthly events at their former Manor Rd home until June of 2016. They continue to present high quality, cutting edge, experimental music all over Austin.
The Trouble Puppet Co.
Trouble Puppet Theater Company is dedicated to the creation of exceptional works of puppet theater, to the promotion of the art of puppetry, and to the support of its practitioners. They dig as deeply as they can into the possibilities that puppetry offers, in its many forms and styles, and seek to balance risk and exploration with a drive for excellent craft and technique. Their work is inspired not only by their artistic passion but by their social, political, and human convictions: that there can be no end to the struggle for knowledge and compassion, against injustice and intolerance.
Visit Trouble Puppet Co.
RIDERS AGAINST THE STORM: RAS Day Austin
In 2013, the City of Austin proclaimed August 29th Riders Against the Storm (RAS) Day in Austin, Texas. Most holidays are about giving, but RAS Day is about receiving. In collaboration with community organizations, local businesses, and health practitioners, RAS DAY is an all day, family-friendly festival that seeks to cultivate community, inspire unity and encourage rejuvenation with an eclectic lineup of performances, health-conscious food tastings, and interactive activities for all to enjoy.
Using the platform afforded them by winning Band of the Year for the second year in a row at the 2015 Austin Music Awards, RAS – led by the bold husband and wife hip-hop duo Chaka and Qi Dada – is aiming to shift culture and enliven the Austin community through music, movement, and a little bit of magic.
Learn more about the fest here: https://www.rasdayfest.com
THE SALVAGE VANGUARD ARTIST GUEST HOUSE
The SVT Artist Guest House is designed specifically for the needs of artists, staying in Austin, whether for work or respite. It is a space for radical hospitality: Accommodating the creative life at artist-friendly prices.