July 30, 2013

"Blurred Lines" and "The Gospel of The Gutter Queen"

Moisture artists are making headlines with a parody of the controversial Robin Thicke "Blurred Lines" music video.  Mod Carousel, a local boylesque troupe of The Luminous Pariah, Paris Original, and Trojan Original with Caela Bailey, Sydni Devereux, and Dalisha Phillips, blur the lines of the original creating their own gender swapped take of the video that's going viral on YouTube and making headlines (Huffington Post, Jezebel, Slate) across the country. 

Mod Carousel elaborates: "It's our opinion that most attempts to show female objectification in the media by swapping the genders serve more to ridicule the male body than to highlight the extent to which women get objectified and do everyone a disservice. We made this video specifically to show a spectrum of sexuality as well as present both women and men in a positive light, one where objectifying men is more than alright and where women can be strong and sexy without negative repercussions."

Caela Baily has been busy.  Along with the winning "Blurred Lines" project Caela has been working on a project to launch her first album "The Gospel of The Gutter Queen". 

"This project is a lifetime in the making. The songs we are recording have been the sound track that has been created through all of our adventures."

Check out her Kickstarter page!

July 9, 2013

Moisture Festival Seeking Development Intern!

Do you want to intern at Moisture Festival? We are offering the right candidate the chance to learn what goes on behind the scenes of a performing arts nonprofit. As a Moisture Festival intern, you’ll assist in the implementation of marketing and fundraising strategies, including work with social media, assist with contact database management and help prepare for our fall fundraising show and auction (October 25, 2013). All in all, you’ll acquire nonprofit management skills and gain insight into the operations of a mid-sized arts nonprofit.

The ideal candidate will be personable, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, have a strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (esp. Word and Excel) and be able to commit to at least 8 hours per week in our Fremont office through the end of the 2014 festival (April 2014). Shorter commitments will be considered, however. This internship is unpaid in dollars, but you’ll be rewarded with fun, laughter, knowledge and getting to hang out with some very fun folks, especially during festival time with your festival pass.

Here are some examples of things that you might be asked to do:
  • Make calls to potential cash donors, sponsors and auction item donors.
  •  Assist with mailings.Data entry into Excel spreadsheets and our File Maker Pro Database.
  • Update Web content using Adobe Contribute and our proprietary admin tools.
  • Distribute marketing collateral to local businesses.
  •  Assist the Director of Development with grant writing.                                                                                                 
These are the basic qualifications you should have.
  • A working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word and Excel).
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills—face to face, email and on the phone.
  • Filemaker Pro database experience a plus.
  • Adobe Design and Web Suite experience a plus.
  • Experience in the nonprofit arts sector a plus; desire to learn a must.
  • Sense of humor a must.
Moisture Festival is a 501(c)(3) performing arts nonprofit with offices in Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood.  For the last ten years we’ve raised money and forged partnerships to put on a four-week festival in the spring, presenting comedy/varietè and burlesque performances, including benefits for charity, in numerous venues around Seattle. In the spring of 2013, approximately 13,000 patrons delighted at all the weird, wonderful and sublime talents of the Moisture Festival’s aerialists, acrobats, clowns, comedians, puppeteers, jugglers, dancers, musicians and more. We are currently the longest and largest festival of this kind in the world, presenting over 250 performers in more than 50 shows.

If you think you’re a good fit, please send your resume and brief cover letter telling us what you want to get out of this internship to jeremy@moisturefestival.org by August 1, 2013.