LunART Festival

    Celebrating women in the arts: from past to present, from revered to forgotten, from rap to rhapsody

    LunART Festival 2018

    Works created by women: from past to present, from revered to forgotten, from rap to rhapsody!

     Madison, WI, United States
    This is a Fiscally-Sponsored Project

    Fiscally Sponsored by Fractured Atlas

    We are full of anticipation and excitement as we approach our inaugural LunART Festival 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin! Our vision is to empower women in the arts by fostering originality, honoring diversity, and strengthening equality.

    LunART Festival strives to cultivate a vibrant, safe space for women, unveiling our artistic leadership and creating the opportunity to put our hearts and souls into what we believe in.

    2018 Season
    The 2018 season features a remarkable range of women, diverse and varied in their artistic vision, but with the shared passion and desire to make their voices heard! 

    LunART’s innovative programming combines and interweaves musical performances, theater pieces, multimedia presentations, visual art, dance, and spoken word. We showcase multiple genres of music, including contemporary classical, hip hop, folk, and pop, combining everything under one umbrella of celebrating women in the arts.

    The 2018 season includes three Gala concerts of contemporary classical music, highlighting works and a world premiere of our Artist in Residence, award-winning composer Jenni Brandon, as well as our 2018 Call for Scores winners. Our educational program “From Page to Stage: Emerging Composers Workshop,” led by Ms. Brandon, offers a dynamic learning environment for women composers at the early stages of their careers. Audiences will be able to observe a free master class, attend open rehearsals, and enjoy the concluding outreach concert. 

    LunART’s Friday “Starry Night” performance at the Bos Meadery features Zhalarina H. Sanders, Executive Director of The JVN Project. She will present her one-person Hip-Hop theater show Rose Gold, that recounts “the tragedy of black motherhood and the glory of its daughters.” The festival closes with Saturday’s “Starry Night” at Robinia Courtyard, with performances by 2014 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion and folk singer-songwriter Helen Avakian, and local rock band Tiny Dinosaur.

    Community Ties
    Through collaborations and partnerships with Madison-area arts organizations and businesses, we are celebrating women's originality, individuality, imagination, and strengthening community ties. We are proud to be partnering with:


    Individual Involvement
    We are thrilled to announce that LunART is now supported by Dane Arts and the Madison Arts Commission. Additionally, we placed second at the 2018 UW Arts Business Competition, and we are a finalist for the 2018 National Flute Association’s C.R.E.A.T.E. Project Competition. These financial successes validate that the LunART vision resonates with many people.  

    To fully realize our dream, LunART still needs help from donors like you! Your generous donations will help with the following expenses:
    • Festival musician honoraria ~ $10,000
    • Artist-in-Residence honorarium & travel ~ $2,000
    • Concert venue rentals fees ~ $2,000
    • Piano rental/tuning ~ $500
    • Program printing costs ~ $500
    • Promotional materials (posters, banners, digital marketing) ~$500

    * The deadline for acknowledgment in the printed 2018 festival program is May 28th, 2018 (all contributions after May 28th will be recognized in the 2019 festival program). 

    Other ways you can help 
    • Tell your friends and family about us, and share this campaign!
    • Like us on Facebook & follow us on Twitter, and help spread the word
    • Attend festival concerts & events! Look for details on our facebook and events page
    • Volunteer for the festival. Enjoy free concerts, work with our artists and have fun - all while supporting the festival! Email us at lunartfestival@gmail.com (with Subject: Volunteer) to sign up!


    2018 Festival Dates and Featured Events

    Thursday, June 28th
    ★ “From Page to Stage: Emerging Composers” 
     Composition masterclass with Jenni Brandon
     First United Methodist Church | 9am-11am

    ★ “Beyond the Muse: Women's Musical History” 
     A lecture presented by musicologist Andrea Fowler
     Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Lobby | 6pm

    ★ “Moon Dances” Opening Gala Concert
     Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Lobby | 7pm

    Friday, June 29th
    ★ “The Woman with the Unfathomable Eyes” Gala Concert
     Promenade Hall, Overture Center for the Arts | 7pm

    ★ “Starry Night” performance: “Rose Gold” by Zhalarina H. Sanders
     One-woman hip hop theater show
     Bos Meadery | 9:30pm

    Saturday, June 30th
    ★ Panel Discussion: “Collaboration in the Arts”
     With Jenni Brandon, Katrina Schaag, and Zhalarina H. Sanders
     Madison Public Library | 10am-12pm

    ★ “From Page To Stage: Emerging Composers” Outreach Concert
     Capitol Lakes Grand Hall | 2pm

    ★ “Women’s Voices” Closing Gala Concert
     First Unitarian Society Auditorium | 7pm

    ★ “Starry Night” performance; 2014 International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion and folk singer-songwriter Helen Avakian and rock band Tiny Dinosaur
     Robinia Courtyard | 9:30pm

    LunART Festival is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of LunART Festival must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

    Rewards

    Featured

    Crescent Moon

    Donate $50.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Donate $50.00 or more
    • Recognition in the festival program & social media shout-out 
    • LunART Logo sticker

    Stardust

    Donate $5.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Donate $5.00 or more
    • Social media shout-out 

    New Moon

    Donate $25.00 or more

    Amount is fully tax-deductible.

    Donate $25.00 or more
    • Social media shout-out 
    • LunART Logo sticker

    Quarter Moon

    Donate $100.00 or more

    Amount over $30.00 is tax-deductible.

    Donate $100.00 or more
    • One (1) comp ticket for one evening festival concert
    • LunART Festival tote bag
    • Recognition in the festival program & social media shout-out 

    Full Moon

    Donate $250.00 or more

    Amount over $55.00 is tax-deductible.

    Donate $250.00 or more
    • Two (2) comp tickets for one evening festival concert
    • LunART Festival tote bag
    • Recognition in the festival program & social media shout-out 

    Lunar Eclipse

    Donate $500.00 or more

    Amount over $135.00 is tax-deductible.

    Donate $500.00 or more
    • Two (2) comp tickets for all festival events
    • LunART Festival tote bag
    • Recognition in the festival program & social media shout-out

    Supermoon

    Donate $1,000.00 or more

    Amount over $135.00 is tax-deductible.

    Donate $1,000.00 or more
    • Two (2) comp tickets for all festival events      
    • Attend open rehearsal featuring Jenni Brandon’s music
    • LunART Festival tote bag
    • Recognition in the festival program & social media shout-out 

    Blue Moon

    Donate $2,000.00 or more

    Amount over $625.00 is tax-deductible.

    Donate $2,000.00 or more
    Sponsor LunART Artist in Residence, award-winning composer Jenni Brandon
    • Four (4) comp tickets for all festival events 
    • Sunday brunch for you and one guest (2 people) with Jenni Brandon and LunART directors - on July 1, 2018
    • House concert featuring LunART musicians at your home within the South Central Wisconsin area
    • Attend open rehearsal featuring Jenni Brandon’s music
    • LunART Festival tote bag
    • Recognition in the festival program & social media shout-out