RECORDING AND PERFORMANCE STUDIOS PROJECT
NINE- RECORDING AND PERFORMANCE STUDIOS PROJECT
[9-RAPS STUDIOS PROJECT]
“Coming to the Crowds of the Media stages and waves…”
“The Next Generation of Artist -We find ourselves in turbulent and unpredictable times. From the horror at the Bataclan, to the upheaval in Syria and the senseless bloodshed in San Bernadino, we live in a time of great confusion and pain. As an artist, creator and dreamer of this world, we ask you not to be discouraged by what you see but to use your own lives and by extension your art, as vehicles for the construction of peace.
While it is true that the issues facing the world are complex, the answer to peace is simple; it begins with you. You don’t have to be living in a third world country or working for an NGO to make a difference. Each of us has a unique mission. We are all pieces in a giant, fluid puzzle, were the smallest of actions by one puzzle piece profoundly affects each of the others. You matter, your actions matter, your art matters.
We’d like to be clear that while this letter was written with an artistic audience in mind, these thoughts transcend professional boundaries and apply to all people, regardless of profession.”
– Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter, March 18, 2016, World Tribune -
PURPOSE OF THE NINE- RECORDING AND PERFORMANCE STUDIOS PROJECT:
This empowering message from Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter is a message of encouragement and a huge request as powerful as a lightning bolt, for us as artists, in the Arts and Entertainment Industry and in fact, all professionals in all industries. Their message challenges us to utilize our minds, hearts, talents, visions- every aspect of our lives and experiences to –for sure- fulfill and accomplish ALL of our goals for the sake of humanity and peace throughout the world – now and in the future – come what may!
This is “The Heart” of this project. If in this lifetime, utilizing my professional work experience and this vision of the Nine- Recording and Performance Studios Project, if what I do and what I leave behind can be used and carried on for the continued peace and freedom throughout the world for the sake of humanity, then all my suffering and that of my ancestors, would not have been in vain.
There are so many talented people all over the world, [all ages, cultures, nationalities, languages, human beings], perhaps including yourself, that are seeking a place, an avenue, a venue, the frame-work, the hope where they will be able to perform, write, sing, dance, record and more in their lifetime. They, if not for a long time, if only for a moment- being able to fulfill the goal to do the work, the preparation – and then express themselves sharing their heart/talent, professionally in the Arts and Entertainment Industry for the sake of humanity, is still a burning desire.
Thus, the goals of the Nine-Recording & Performance Studios Project [Platforms for Expression] are:
- To provide platforms for expression that will connect Artists [locally and world-wide] that might not normally have the opportunity to work or work together, to do so.
- To create and develop for distribution recordings and/or performances worldwide specific Creative Concepts, Productions and Collaborative Projects that will elevate, empower and enrich the life state of listeners and viewers locally, nationally and worldwide.
- To utilize the success of the Nine- Recording and Performance Studios Project to develop, expand and complete all aspects of the project and beyond.
- And to initially select [3-8] “Studio” Productions from a Production Project Performance List already established, that will be produced over the next three years. These projects & productions involve joining worldwide talents, artists, production teams and technical teams in the Arts and Entertainment Industry to fulfill the vision &mission of each production/project.
The work of the artist is timeless, limitless and magical… period. Thus, these Recording and Performance Studios arrives. The time and technology is finally here to do this project. The opportunity to reach thousands or more and share this goal for accomplishment is due in fact to this time in human capacity and the technology to reach you – the COMMUNITY! The time for the “Construction of Peace” through knowledge, understanding, experience and desire for everyone to win is here too!
Summed up another way, this Crowd Funding Campaign for the Recording and Performance Studios Project “Platforms for Expression” comes in to provide the opening and fulfillment of these four main purposes:
a. The construction and development of “ Unique Platforms for Expression- Recording and Performance Studios that will bring from all over the world artists for self-expression in their craft.
b. To create and mount dynamic presentations that restores and reminds humanity at the core essence of life that there is so much more for us to do, to say, to become- and- now is always the moment to do so. The works created in the Arts and Entertainment Industry always open the roads of the limitless, ever growing, ever expanding phenomena of life. Therefore, no matter how much is created– there is more to be done - to be expressed to be seen and heard.
c. To market, share and make available on a broad scale locally, nationally and internationally the messages of the works created and mounted through recordings and performances .
d. To utilize this success, to Brand, Expand and Bring to Fruition the vision of a global studio.
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ABOUT THE STUDIOS [9-Unique PLATFORMS FOR EXPRESSION] RECORDING & PERFORMANCE STUDIOS:
OVERVIEW: Studios are to be developed and built as PLATFORMS FOR EXPRESSION, for [known and unknown] Artists in the Arts and Entertainment Industry. These Studios will be used for the creation, development and presentation of various Productions, Products and Projects on an existing Production/Project Performance List and other selections. The Artists will range from Youth to the Well Season Ones from a Multi-Cultural spectrum of Talent. Inclusiveness is the key for the Artist, Production Teams, the Work, Productions and Projects presented and performed in the Studios. Each Studio will be designed to support its’ own venue for development, rehearsal and/or performance. Each Studio will have a combination of the “old tools” and “new equipment/technology” in it so that whatever the soul of the artist and the production/product/project being done- all can fully bring forth the best to be recorded and/or performed. The Studios will be utilized in supporting all facets of the Arts and Entertainment Industry included but not limited to: [Music, Dance, Film, Theatre, Stage, Radio, Medias, etc].
Of the  Unique Recording & Performance Studios,  will be Recording Studios and  will be Performance Studios.
DESIGN AND USE: -The  FIVE Unique RECORDING Studios [on the Projected Design Layout below] will be used for recordings/rehearsals for MUSIC GENRES of [Jazz, R&B, Soul, Blues, Classical, World, Latin, Hip Hop, Spiritual, Country, Rap, Reggae, Rock and many others]: for RADIO DRAMA/BROADCAST ; for THEATRE; for FASHION; for ART; for DANCE; for OPERA; for FILM; for THEATRICAL STAGE PRODUCTIONS and more. These Studios will vary is style, size and design.
-The  FOUR Unique PERFORMANCE Studios [on the Projected Design Layout below] will be for the presentation in the form of Concerts, Major Motion Pictures, Stage Productions[Dramatic, Dance Fashion & more], and Broadcast Productions and more of all of the productions/projects created and developed in the Recording Studios. These Studios will vary in style, size, seating and audience capacity and design.
Soul-FULL GARDENS-The Soul-Full Gardens [on the Projected Design Layout below] will be a central place for mingling and contemplating. At various times there will be specific Kiosks for Food & Drink available for the Audiences, Artists and Staff to partake of. These Gardens will have the presence of plants, flowers and water fountain displays.
[Projected Design Layout]
The area we have identified for the RECORDING AND PERFORMANCE STUDIOS PROJECT is in Downtown- Silver Spring, Maryland-USA. For the past 10-15+years this area has received a huge face-lift. The population has changed drastically and now holds a more diverse group of people with varying levels of education, wealth, culture and needs. Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland is now the home base/headquarters for companies like “The Discovery Channel” and “The American Film Institute- AFI”. Hotels have seriously renovated themselves providing upgraded amenities and perks for their clientele. Restaurants and other human support amenities are as diverse and multi-cultural as the area. New housing is continually being developed and sold and a “New” Transportation Center was created and recently opened to be able to support the continual growth of the population and its businesses. Downtown-Silver Spring, Maryland is approximately five minutes to Washington, D. C.
This area [Downtown Silver Spring] is so fitting for this project because of the diversity of people and the growing desire and need for the culture the Arts and Entertainment Industry always provides.
9- RAPS- ACTIVITIES/PRODUCTIONS:
The activities of the Recording and Performance Studios Project will serve the artist and audiences with:
**Venue Sessions Concepts, **Collaborative Projects, **“Studio” Productions and **Created Products.
- Venue Sessions Concepts are sessions of entertainment produced and presented in a period of time devoted to a particular activity".: i.e. Jam Sessions, Showcase Sessions, One Mo’Time Sessions, Poetry Sessions, Radio Sessions, Dance Sessions and more.
- Collaborative Projects will consist of groups, collaborations and/or individuals producing and mounting specific projects locally, nationally and internationally n Music, Dance, Film, Theatre, Stage, Radio, Medias, etc.
- “Studio” Productions are in-house projects/productions.The Production Project Performance List for the “Studios” currently consists of [30+] projects ranging from a three person production to a production that would have three-hundred persons+ in its cast as well as behind the scenes. The Production Project Performance List consists of many original productions as well as already established works.
- Created Products are mainly products created from Recordings and Productions of the various works done .The Created Products will also consist of Artworks derived from the context of a project or production.
ABOUT THE TEAMS FOR THE RECORDING AND PERFORMANCE STUDIOS PROJECT:
The Production, Business, Management, Marketing, Creative and Technical Teams [ALL TEAMS] will consists of seasoned and “new brains” of dynamic and capable individuals. This Team is a group whose heart and soul know that the beauty and greatness of the Recording and Performance Studios Project [9- Studios Platforms for Expressions], is that it is to become and be a fantastic and magical place. A place where the Artists and Audiences can come together to laugh, cry, love and uniquely grow as human beings into greater beings. The TEAMS coming on board are people that are in support of the enclosed “Statement of Intent” -Mission. They understand the joy and purposeful victories this mission statement will accomplish in the present and the future. The “Team” will consist of Professionals in the Music, Film, Stage, Dance, Production, Cable Net-work, Social Media, Information Technology, Marketing, Business Development, Legal [Business and Entertainment] fields- who are unique, broadminded, courageous, have respect, integrity, sensitivity and appreciation for the power and peace this industry holds and the people of the world.
STATEMENT OF INTENT-MISSION -
The intent and desire of the “Studios.”, is to merge globally with the greatest within ourselves to share and expose our greatest creativity utilizing the Entertainment Industry, with projects that inspire and expose abundance of love, joy, hope, peace, harmony and prosperity.
We recognize that our Audiences are those individuals who hunger for their stories to be told and shared with neighbors across the oceans and at home. They are also those who hunger for energies to be used to help uplift their spirit in ways to remind them that they are precious, powerful, of peace and prosperous...there are no limitations. Our Audiences are those human beings who know deep within their being that the Entertainment Industry is one of the avenues through which to present their passions. Our Audiences are those who know that the depth of their laughter, joy, disbelief and clarity must come forth now and forevermore through individuals who share the same spirit, intent, desire, love, joy, hope, peace, trust, and knowledge that we are... one.
Our Projects always ring true and our Facilities welcome the Spirits of those who want to just “kick off their shoes and live and let live”, respectively. We’ll go beyond the mental boundaries we’ve created, so that we all will achieve our highest potential by listening closely to the beat of the open hearts and spirits to receive our cues of when to enter or exit into the next immeasurable moment.
Whether you are an actor, painter, musician, singer, dancer, comedian, performer, camera person, make-up artist, costume or set designer, investor, tourist, audience member, fan, influencer, backer, supporter, subscriber, funder, donor, contributor, producer, director, technician, vendor, friend or foe or other... to travel on this journey with us means to awaken, wide-eyed, heart-full and open to the growth and development of our greatest accomplishments, in its’ purest form .... a miracle.
TRUE STORY- [it confirms the “purpose”, “heart” and “promise”] of the 9-RAPS STUDIOS PROJECT
This project is a “Value Creating” project. It provides a true opportunity and outlet for many artists [world-wide] to be able to work individually or together to create and present their talents/creativity through the Arts and Entertainment Industry to many audiences [world-wide]. The project goes further too actually bring audiences, talent scouts and fans to view attend and/or share the artist work in cumulative ways that has not been done before.
The activities of the 9-RECORDING AND PERFORMANCE STUDIOS PROJECT [PLATFORMS FOR EXPRESSION] will serve the artist by producing and presenting: The Venue Sessions Concept, Collaborative Projects, “Studio” Productions and Created Products. As it relates to this True Story, I’m going to focus in on the Venue Sessions Concept.
Session means- "a period devoted to a particular activity". [i.e. for the 9- RAPS STUDIOS PROJECT sessions are - Jam Sessions, Showcase Sessions, One Mo’ Time Sessions, Poetry Sessions, Rap Sessions, Duet Sessions, Radio Sessions, Face-Off Sessions, Dance Sessions and more.]
“The Story” – On what appeared to be a clear and sunny Sunday, I believe in the month of June 2016, around 1:00 pm in the afternoon, I was standing in the living room of my apartment preparing to head out to work. In an instant of a moment, came the entrance of a sound of strums made on a guitar when someone begins to play or tune this instrument. That strumming must have been amplified by “a million” attached to a speaker with the volume turned way up! This sound vibrated and rang loudly throughout the corridors of the buildings and the streets deep into the homes and hearts of the community. As jarring at it was initially, the great thing about this was that it was a clear, pure, heart-pulling sound. Whomever the Artist was, they started with a very quick warm up and went straight into the melody of a soulful blues song. Then you heard this powerful strong voice begin to sing the vocals. Whatever anyone in the neighborhood was doing over the next few moments, they must have had to stop and allow themselves to be drawn in. Truly, all you could do was stop and listen and try to find out exactly where the sound, this music, this dynamic voice was coming from. I did.
I took the elevator down to the lobby, went out the door and followed the direction of the sound. Apparently, an older Artist had set himself and his equipment up in one of the nearby parking lots. It was quite obvious that this Artist has performed professionally very often in his lifetime. On this clear and sunny Sunday in June 2016, it seemed he just wanted to play and sing - “Express himself”. This was a sound and a song that was welcomed by the neighborhood but, it was short lived- because believe it or not, in a matter of a couple of minutes, a huge thunderstorm rose up and raged through the city for hours. At this point not only did the Artist have to pack up and scatter away, I had to be on my way to work too- immediately.
I wished that I would have gotten his name or something because in my heart and soul “he” visibly, audibly and soulfully brought the spirit and purpose of one of the main areas [the “Venue Sessions Concept”] of the 9-RAPS STUDIOS PROJECT into physical and material conception. The “Venue Sessions Concept” for this Artist would be either/and/or produced and presented in one of these sessions- [Jam Session, One Mo’ Time Session or Street Session]. Seeing and hearing what this Artist was trying to do that day, confirmed that the fulfillment of the goals for the 9-RAPS STUDIOS PROJECT is well defined. To be able to have offered that Ole’ Soul Blues Artist, who must of awaken and said – “I gotta play today” - a safe, professional place to sing and perform “Express Himself”, would have been a great thing and a right thing to do. I would have been so happy and proud to have offered the Venue Sessions Concept platform to this Artist - on the spot.
About a month later -July 2016, I was walking out my building, mid afternoon on a weekday and looked up and saw this Artist again. I was so happy, elated, ecstatic, and grateful - so many emotions ran through my soul in seeing this Artist again. He had come to the same spot with his instrument and equipment to play again. This day the sun was unbearably hot. So before he could unpack his gear, I saw him quickly pick up his things and go across the street under the shade of a tree. I thought to myself- go and talk with this Artist. Your blessing is here again for you, 9-RAPS STUDIOS PROJECT and of course the Artist to complete this story. As I approached him, I recalled to him the previous time he’d played/sang a blues song a month or so ago in June. I let him know that I truly hoped that I would see him again. I told him that his music and sound was so great. He reached to shake my hand and then introduced himself. I told him my name. He said you can find me online and gave me the name of the song to look for- “Little Bit A Blues”. I did not mention the project because, in my heart and experience you don’t say what is coming; you say come on! This was not the time to reveal the project. I had been given the opportunity to see this Artist again and actually speak with him. I was right in my assessment of that first day I heard and saw this Artist performing in June 2016. I will reach out to him at the right time. This Artist name is: Warner Williams. You can see more about this Artist by going online or by searching his title song- “Little Bit A Blues”.
There are many artists who have a heart and soul for singing, music, dance, etc. as Mr. Williams does and each of them can be served well by bringing to fruition and materialization the concept and implementation of the 9-RAPS STUDIOS PROJECT. In the same neighborhood, near another parking lot I encountered another long time, historic, great musician named Butch Warren [Jazz Double Bassist]. He was not playing or performing. He was merely sitting their enjoying the weather and smoking. He always seemed to be smoking. A young man came past and with joy and excitement addressed the Artist with a proud and respectful knowing of who this Artist was. Humbly the Artist looked at him and basically nodded his head. At this time I did not have a clue about this person until years after his passing. He was person I had seen in the neighborhood for years. He is someone who you could hear in the wee hours of the night to early morning- coughing and smoking at the same time. You can look him up too. For Mr. Butch Warren, the “Studios” would use the format of the “Venue Session Concept” named [Memorial Celebration Session]. If it is possible the “Studios” would produce and present his talent/music in honor of “The Life and Music of Butch Warren [Jazz Double Bassist]”, as a great Memorial Celebration. Please look up this Artist story too. Let’s keep things Flowing and Growing for the Artist and Audiences.
Here’s the deal. It is the heart that matters. Absolutely everything starts from there. Imagine the world-wide positive effect these Professional Genres [PLATFORMS FOR EXPRESSION] for Artists and Audiences/Fans will have. This is a concept for thousands of Artists who have the desire and courage to continue to “Win” and to do so with and through the 9-RAPS STUDIOS PROJECT plus be able to engage an Audience of millions worldwide.
I am sure you can attest to the fact the Art and Entertainment Industry is here to stay but, the flame of the Artists hearts are often diminished often due to limited opportunities to express themselves. This project is something that is unique, everlasting and eternal. It is a value creating project because the heart of it is to support continued human expression through the Arts and Entertainment Industry- period.
ABOUT PROJECT PRODUCER & DEVELOPER-"Thank You" so much for coming to the Nine-Recording and Performance Studios Project - [9-RAPS Studios PROJECT- [Platforms for Expression] Crown Funding Campaign page.
Please contribute to this project whose focus and goal is to initially create 9 "Studios" for the recording and performance of productions that will keep thousands of Artists- locally, nationally and world-wide working . We truly "Thank You" for your support in helping to bring to fruition these  UNIQUE [Platforms for Expression]. Your contribution to this project means that Artists like the ones previously mentioned in the "True Story" above will have a uniquely designed support system of professionals, professional performance platform (s), and continued exposure of their creative work world-wide. Your contribution will make sure you are amongst the first being keep updated as we accomplish all eight phases of this Project. You will not only receive the reward associated with your contribution or updates, you will also receive special offers and discounts for each production created along the way.
My name is Janice Fay "Christi" Cole. Most people call me “Christi”. At a very young age, my brother John and I became very intrigued
with the Arts-Theatre-Entertainment Industry and the desire to learn about and work in this industry.
Amongst the many television shows, we would watch the Ed Sullivan Show and
attempt to do the dance routine of a brother and sister team that often performed on
the show. John [JOHN J. STEVEN COLE- his Professional
name], would imitate many of the artists seen on television. I would constantly
take two dinner knives and drum [in a good rhythm], on anything in the house-
the kitchen table, the sofa, the counters, etc. etc. We would often create and
do skits [costume, makeup, props included] for our own personal audience
[mainly “Mama”]. Since John was the oldest by approximately 1.8 years, I was
always watching and learning from him. Listening to 45 RPM records and
memorizing the lyrics was my favorite pass-time. I really liked the
presentations of the performers and was very; very curious as to how they got
from point A to point B. It seemed to me that the preparation and rehearsal
process must have been just as important as the actual performance. The
messages conveyed to me in these works of art were always uplifting and
encouraging- humorous and emotionally moving. This introduction to the
Entertainment World and the Arts at a very young age, sparked a profound flame in me that would always-
always steer me in the direction of this Industry.
In High School I received excellent training from my Drama Coach [C. Lee Turner]. The Drama Club was intricately and constantly engaged in Drama/Thespian and Debate competitions all over. Very often, my Brother and I would bring home awards/trophies of excellence holding first place in these many opportunities for Drama/Thespian and Debate competitions locally, state-wide and nationally. With this training and huge experience, I was able to audition for and become accepted as a Drama Student in Carnegie-Mellon University’s Fine Arts Department in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Here is where I truly elevated my training/education in the field of Theatre and the Arts and Entertainment Industry in general. The proudest thing to me being accepted into college is that I became the first female in my immediate family to ever go to college. My brother JJ, had a year earlier auditioned for and was also accepted in the Fine Arts Department at Carnegie Mellon University. He was the first male to go to college in my immediate family. He went on to complete all academic requirements to graduate. What made me proud?- is that my Mother and Father were proud. I've always said that I probably would have gone straight to New York City after High School but, for my parents I am so very happy and grateful to have gone to college for their joy and happiness.
It was during this time that the name “Christi” became the mark for my professional career. Upon completion of all of my academic requirements for graduation, I continued my sojourn to New York City in 1979. While in New York, I engaged in great opportunities for performance as well as the direct experience of working in the Theatre Business Management aspect of the Arts and Entertainment Industry. I became Assistant Manager to Manager of Box Office Theatre Ticket Sales in some of the most productive Theatres in New York at that time, such as “The Negro Ensemble Company“ (NEC), then headed by Douglas Turner Ward & Chelsea Theatre. Chelsea Theatre was later named “The Westside Arts Theatre“. With this experience under my belt in 1982 I was able to move to the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area and immediately gain long term employment at “The Arena Stage“, in their Theatre Individual and Subscription Ticket Sales Department still under the reign of Zelda and Tom Fichhandler.
As the arrival of the 1980's, personal computers, a huge growth decade for technology took its course, a great opportunity led me to return to New York and become involved in an entrepreneurial venture in 1986 with the advent of an entertainment corporation for career and business management of professional actors called, Harco Mgmt., Inc (HMI). With the growth of the Apple Macintosh in the Corporate Market, especially with computer graphics, HMI in 1987 created a subsidiary company called, MacTemp, Inc., to work with high-end professional Macintosh Computer Operations for the Temporary market. I held the office of Executive Administrative Director, employing and managing approximately 100 employees and independent contractors which eventually served as a corporate client base for 100+ companies including many of the Fortune 500 in New York City. While holding this position I sought out and continued my performance career education by taking the "On Camera Technique" training at the Weist-Barron Studios in New York City. This course of action then played a huge role in me continuing my work and desire as a performing actress especially for film and commercials. From this journey, I immediately became an active member and working actor through the performing arts unions named at that time: “Screen Actors Guild (SAG) “and “The American Federation of Television and Radio Artist (AFTRA) “
In the early 1990's I moved again to the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area and since this major transition; I have been living and working in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. I have worked with many clients in business ranging from the Arts and Entertainment Industry, Real Estate Development, Product Sales, Food & Service Industry, Education and many other Industries. I have worked in many capacities/positions and gained huge experience along the way. Because of my journey and the continued nurturing of my dream, desire, goal and wish to develop and build a unique concept for Entertainment Studios I have acquired the knowledge, capability and understanding of how to work side by side with all the teams involved and to complete the prospectus and heart of the entire project. Everything I’ve done and experienced has prepared me for now. Equally important, is that the technology needed to support these concepts of the [PLATFORMS FOR EXPRESSION] and of developing and producing sound projects, is also here now .
As with anyone, my life’s journey has had its’ ups and downs. Perseverance, focus and the deep clear understanding that “Nothing is Impossible”along with great patience and tremendous encouragement from many, I am here still to achieve and get this project done. Achieving this goal will create the platforms for expression, for many [known and unknown] Artists to continue their work in the Arts and Entertainment Industry. These 9 Unique Studios is where Artists will release their creative expressions using their unique talents in specific productions for the whole world to share in, enjoy and support – again, again & again! At this time of sharing my dream for fulfillment with you, I am a 59 year wise and strong youth who has been on a journey that has brought her to a whole place where EVERYBODY Will WIN!
My determination, commitment and clarity in working to build these “Studios” and produce projects that uplift the spirits, while assisting many, is kindled by the eternal flame that sheds light where there is darkness.
Thank You a Trillion Times!
Please contribute to this campaign making a cause for the Artist expressions and for the joy of life treasures. Please contribute to this project whose focus and goal is to initially create 9 "Studios" for the recording and performance of productions that will keep thousands of Artists- locally, nationally and world-wide working .
... and please take good care of yourself.
Nam myoho renge kyo!
THE WHAT,WHY,HOW & WHEN OF YOUR DONATION/CONTRIBUTION:
WHAT we are seeking?
1. We are seeking DONORS/SUPPORTERS/CONTRIBUTORS that will participate in providing the monetary support needed to development/build “The  Studios” [Platforms for Expression] for the Recording and Performance Studios.
2. We are seeking to raise Funds that would give the funding jump start in initiating the productions and building the foundation for the Recording and Performance Studios.
WHY we are asking?
We ask for your donation/contribution so that the work and activities of all eight phases [see below] of the project are done. We ask for your donation so that the  UNIQUE “Platforms for Expression open its doors to the Artists and Audiences now and in the future. Its existence will create work for thousands of Artists- locally and world-wide . Your donation/contribution will automatically present the opportunity for you to participate [if you desire], in the development, marketing and distribution activities of each completed project in the first  years. As we journey forward, our desire is to build a necessary and important group of [10,000+] that we would invite to the events and productions in the "Studios". This group will become the “COMMUNITY” of individuals that was the foundation for bringing this concept and dream to fruition.
HOW we will utilize the donations/contributions?
Use of Funds; Estimated Costs; Focus; Activities & Summarized Scope of Work in  PHASES:
There are  Phases in the development and implementation of the “NINE- RECORDING & PERFORMANCE STUDIOS PROJECT”, over a  year period. The following information represents all  Phases Focus, Activities and Summarized Scope of Work for each Phase. The estimated cost for Phase I-III is $1,050,000 [USD]. The funding for these Phases will jump-start the activities of the 9-RAPS STUDIOS PROJECT and will create a solid foundation to accomplish all phases. Note: Phase V will take us into the Production process leading into the distribution of the initial [3-8] Production selections from the Production Project List. This means that in Phase V, we expect to begin to generate revenue that will be used to further mount and complete all Phases of the Recording and Performance Studios.
PHASE I –PRODUCTION/ARTIST/TEAM COLLABORATION & DEVELOPMENT -[Estimated Cost= $350,000]
PHASE II-BUSINESS ENTITY PLATFORM DEVELOPMENT -[Estimated Cost= $350,000]
PHASE III- BUSINESS BRAND DEVELOPMENT, MARKETING STRATEGIES DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION, HOME SITE LOCATION & DEVELOPMENT, FEASIBILITY STUDY -[Estimated Cost= $350,000]
PHASE IV- BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT & PRODUCTION TEAM, DEVELOPMENT AND PRE-PRODUCTION
PHASE V- HOME BUSINESS SITE PURCHASE &/or DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION DEVELOPMENT, INITIAL PRODUCTION ROLL-OUT
PHASE VI- PRODUCTION PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION, DISTRIBUTION, SALES AND MONITORING, BEGIN BUILDING AND/OR RENOVATION OF HOME SITE
PHASE VII- BUSINESS SITE DEVELOPMENT (continued) & PRODUCTION ROLL-OUT
PHASE VIII- BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT & PRODUCTION TEAM, DEVELOPMENT AND PRE-PRODUCTION (next group of projects)
Again, the estimated cost for Phases I-III is $1,050,000 [USD]. The funding for these Phases will jump-start the activities of the 9-RAPS Project and will create a solid foundation to accomplish all phases. Note: Phase V will take us into the Production process leading into the distribution of the initial [3-8] Production selections from the Production Project List. This will mean that in Phase V, the Recording and Performance Studios expects to generate revenue.
WHEN is our projected time-line to get things done!?
TIME-LINE – [Projected]
Overview of the 2 YEAR TIME-LINE- [FOCUS/ACTIVITY & SCOPE OF WORK] of the eight Phases is as follows:
Year 1 Activity for Phases I-II [5 months]
Year 1 Activity for Phases II & III [3 months]
Year 1 Activity for Phase III [4 months]
Year 2 Activity for Phases III & IV [3 months]
Year 2 Activity for Phases V, VI & VII [3 months]
Year 2 Activity for Phases VII &VIII [4 months]
Year 2 Over- Flow for All Phases [2 months]
REWARDS DESCRIPTION: – You will receive!
Depending on the "Donation/Contribution amount"- you will receive one or more of the following-
A Big “THANK YOU” and WISHfor your Success too! -[For Your donation gesture of kindness and support, we "Thank You" and send a wish to you for your Success too! This thank you and wish is for all of our Donors/Supporters/Contributors]
CERTIFICATE of Appreciation - [Special designed Certificate of Appreciation from the "Studios"]
STUDIOS MUG- [A special designed MUG from the Studios]
STUDIOS T-SHIRT- [A special designed T-Shirt from the Studios]
PRODUCTION SUBSCRIBER TEAM Membership [Preview Stage]-the PRODUCTION SUBSCRIBER TEAM Member supports the performances and/or products in their Preview Stage. The Preview Stage is when the production, project or performance is being viewed before the opening to the general public. This reward represents “Free” Ticket(s) and/or View(s).
PRODUCTION MEMBERSHIP PASS - [after Preview Stage] the PRODUCTION MEMBERSHIP PASS- is a pass that can be used after the opening for any production/product/project authorized for the “Production Membership Pass” use. This reward represents “Free” Ticket(s) and/or View(s).
REVIEW/CRITIC TEAM Membership -This reward makes it possible for you to be on the REVIEW/CRITIC TEAM. This means that you would be able to participate in the activities of the 9-RAPS Studios Project by providing your review/critique of the production/product/project in progress or of specifically chosen ones. The REVIEW/CRITIC TEAM is a very important and significant team. It would be utilized in the marketing/promotions & or advertising strategies developed for all productions and/or projects. Note: Specifics of the guidelines for this team will be developed in Phase II of this project.
RISKS AND CHALLENGES
The risk with completing this project on time is securing the funding in a timely manner. This risk therefore, creates the challenges [cash flow] associated with delay. Keeping this in mind, we have developed the following strategies which would assist with cash flow- especially till the first few productions are mounted and disbursed to the General Public.
Strategy One: ** Reaching Donors/Supporters/Contributors worldwide through Crowd Funding Campaigns and Special Promotions Projects that will donate/contribute small and large monetary support for this project.
Strategy Two: ** Collaborating with various projects that assist in generating revenue and provide exposure.
Strategy Three: ** Utilizing strategies created and implemented by the expertise of Social Media Marketing and other Technological brilliant Talent in a collaborative, honorable and fair manner to assure funds are steadily flowing in specifically through Phase V.
WHAT ELSE COULD YOU DO?
Spread the Word! Send Encouragement!
THANK YOU A TRILLION TIMES!
Please know that we welcome your expertise, efforts and/or encouragement in helping us reach the goal of building the COMMUNITY needed to bring to realization “The  UNIQUE Studios” for the Recording and Performance Studios Project. This important and necessary group will become the [COMMUNITY/10,000+] that brought to fruition the success of the Nine-Recording and Performance Studios [9-UNIQUE -Platforms for Expression] and beyond.
"It is the heart that matters".
Please SPREAD! the word about 9-RAPS STUDIOS PROJECT &
Please join us- and experience -
Magical! Exciting! And Empowering!
Recordings and Performance Productions
in and from the
 Unique RAPS Studios "Platforms for Expression".
"Nothing is Impossible"
"Believe the Unbelievable"
Thank you so much!
“The future is determined by the depth and intensity of the vow or pledge embraced by people living in the present moment. As human beings, we possess the capacity to take steps to ensure that no one else, including future generations, must endure the sufferings that afflict us today”.
President Daisaku Ikeda
2015 Peace Proposal - June LB