Creative City is putting funds in the hands of artists. That matters. It matters who gets funding to create art and who has access to art. It matters who tells the stories of communities.
Hairpin has a deep connection to Project Bread and the Walk for Hunger. Our own Kristen and Brendan’s dad, Patrick Hughes, founded both over 50 years ago. He was an original: a world-changer, do-gooder and hell-raiser! Brendan was the keynote at the 2019 Walk for Hunger Kick-off. On behalf of the whole Hughes family, he thanked Project Bread for keeping Patrick's legacy alive. For their relentless commitment to not only feeding the line but shortening the line. Hunger, he knew, was not a failure of resources. It wasn’t a failure of infrastructure. It was a failure of imagination.
At Hairpin, we listen to our partner Craig Bida. We suggest you do too. Reposting an article he wrote. You heard him. Do it now!
Hey startup founder: I know you’re busy. Incredibly busy. The experience of being an entrepreneur, and what it demands of you, is like nothing else. You’re stretched in so many directions as you hustle to secure funding, compete for talent, hone your product-market fit, and prove your business model. I’m sorry to add to your load, but there’s one more thing you should be working on that’s critical to your startup’s future, and that you’re likely not doing: Developing your Startup Brand Strategy.
This year marks the 51st Anniversary of the Walk for Hunger. Patrick Hughes (left), father of Hairpin’s Kristen and Brendan along with their brother Joe, started the Walk and Project Bread while he was a priest at the Paulist Center in Boston. The fact that a Catholic priest had three kids is a story for another day. But if you met their mom, Marianne, you’d understand. He died in 1980.
In a good way. Since designing the logo for this newly hatched business, we’ve been utilizing the service; personalized home fitness training – no gym required. And it has been great.
We had a blast working with Rogerson Communities to make it easier for elders and low-income individuals to connect to housing and services.
Photos from our film shoot of the West End House field trip to Chinatown to record sound for their soundscape project. Thanks for letting us tag along!
Are you, like us, interested in the mysterious power of stuff?
Check out the photos our latest shoot The Theater Offensive as they prepared for their Out’Hood Artist Residency Preview.
Check out these photos from the Know No installation. We spent opening day filming the Boston Center for the Arts staff and the wildly talented Masary Studios for a series of videos about arts organizations taking artistic risk.