Anchor and Earth

Sanctuary for artists. Refuge for the weary.

 
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Purpose

You’ve probably heard the term, “starving artist”. It can be a real struggle for creatives to balance surviving and thriving. Our mission is to foster creativity. Anchor and Earth provides care, tools, and education for artists and aspiring artists to express, discover, and hone their passions. Meals, living space, and creative spaces are all provided for the artists we host allowing our guests to focus on creating.

Pieces

Anchor and Earth offers free, hands on training in software, hardware, and principles of music recording, songwriting, and production. With a full recording studio, we empower our audio artists to release their own music.

We train on the use of and provide the access to digital and analogue photography and cinematography equipment including Canon 5D Mk III, various canon and Pentax analogue cameras, a variety of professional photography lenses, Zoom H6N for portable audio recording, green screen and more.

As we grow into our new creative workspace we will be able to offer dance workshops, woodworking tools and principles, fine arts education and social media marketing and promotion skills. Our new space will include a performance studio and gallery allowing artists of all types to display their craft.

In our final phase and with a culinary gathering center, we will introduce our guests to creative and expressive cooking techniques.

Plan

Over the next year you will find us with dirt under our nails and hammers in our hands. We have a lot of work to do and we can use your help. After the foundation is built, we will start with additional community programs including free recording and production classes, skilled trade concepts and education, musical performances, gallery showings, culinary experiences, and more

Construction Phases:

Phase 01.

Four tiny cabins to start housing and hosting. Bath house, kitchen cabin, and utilities (septic, power, well).

phase 02.

Main homestead cabin to house ours and other families. Sustainable garden and agricultural area. Creative work shop for photography, dance, painting, wood working and more with above ground living quarters.

phase 03.

Second tiny home for additional guests. Semi Outdoor culinary center, Café and Art/recording/performance studio.

 

“In basic terms; our land, our love, and our shoulder to lean on, is available for the artist in need.”

 
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We believe it’s our responsibility to leave people better than we find them.

 
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How You Can Help

Perhaps the most impactful way you can help is to spread the word of Anchor and Earth. Please share our links, subscribe to our YouTube, follow us on our social media, and tell your friends and community.

We are nearing the end of Phase 1 and have been given the green light to break ground on utilities, a creative work space, and the first tiny home. In order to complete these projects we are raising $50k.

Please consider donating building and construction materials and/or a tax deductible monetary contribution. If you have a small business or know of one who might be willing to partner with us, we would also be happy to add your name and/or the name of your business to our donors list page (in testimonials).

Additional services including legal and accounting counsel and construction contracting would also be very helpful.

For donations of money, please activate the donate button in the menu. Additionally, here are a list of items and needed materials.

Donation ideas:

Lumber of all types (2x6”, 4x4”, plywood, fencing,…)

Fasteners, nails, screws etc… of all types.

Concrete construction materials (Pavers, cement, post and deck base, brick,…)

Hand tools, Power tools.

Paints and stains.

Plumbing and Electrical (wire, j boxes, conduit,…)

Fixtures. 

Lighting. 

Solar equipment (panels, batteries, cabling,…)

Landscaping equipment (chain saws, riding lawn mower, trimmers, shovels,…)

Outdoor living equipment.

Gift cards/certificates to retailers that sell above items.

 
 
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Donate

 
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