Happy Friday, everyone! We’re here with another weekly recap for Seattle Flow Arts Collective.
The Fire Arts Committee is inching ever closer to completing our Fire Safety Course. This past Monday we finished (okay, *almost finished*) the first draft! The next steps are to make sure there aren’t any gaps in our information and then get to the work of formatting and editing. This has turned out to be quite the task, but imagining the looks of exhilaration and accomplishment on people’s faces after they spin fire for the first time makes it more than worth it, and we can’t wait to share it with you all. Stay tuned!
FlowShop featured a fantastic interview on Tuesday from the Art of Flow podcast with Portland juggler, Josie Mae. Josie spoke on many of the issues in our national and local flow communities, focusing on racism, feminism, and accessibility, as well as sharing her own flow journey. You can listen to the interview here, and we definitely recommend reading the blog post written by host Morgan Dolginow, which was published earlier this week. You can find that here.
As it turns out, a massive amount of the work that goes into running a nonprofit is connected to marketing. No matter how cool we are, people won’t care if they don’t know we exist or what we do! Our Marketing Committee has been plugging away at ways to make our social media more engaging and to help us reach more people. Those of you who follow @flowshop.seattle on Instagram will see a change coming soon as we transition that account to focus on Seattle Flow Arts Collective more generally. We’re also considering starting a Discord server as we look for more ways to connect with an audience that don’t involve Facebook.
Anyone out there with a desire to help build online community with us? Let us know! The Marketing Committee would be happy to have your help.
The week’s not over yet though, y’all! We’ve got one more committee meeting tonight where the Development Committee will be discussing various grants we might be eligible for and getting ready to apply to those that are the best fit.
We’re sending big ol’ beams of love out to everyone in Seattle and beyond, and we hope you find space to play today!