SANCTUARY

def.: A place of refuge and protection, a holy place, a natural reserve.

Three years ago, Rebecca Folsom was standing in the Temple of Transformation, a renovated Methodist church that belongs to her friend Suzy Batiz. In that moment, Rebecca was overcome with the feeling of the many voices that had come together in that space over the years, uniting in human struggle and celebration, lifting their voices in sacred harmony, healing, and love. She thought to herself: ‘This space needs its own song.’ That’s when the spark for SANCTUARY was born.

Sanctuary is an album of 12 brilliant and powerful songs that dive deeply into the theme of sanctuary and the many facets of its meaning. The album as a whole engages the individual, collective and global challenges that we are now facing globally, and unites us in how we can come together and collaborate on building a new sustainable world, that is a sanctuary for all.

The songs themselves are a collection of deeply moving compositions ranging from quiet ballads to uplifting anthems. Together they create a pathway for the listener to come to terms with the way things are broken, to face into and own their experience and to transform fear and distraction into compassion and a deep sense of hope and motivation. Rebecca was inspired to write this album after facing the many divisive and alienating events that have been taking place in our homes, our communities, in ourselves and around the world.

SANCTUARY’s gift and its mission are to use the power of music to unite audiences in the recognition of their grief, their fear, their numbness, and to guide them in transforming these into love and empowerment.

Sanctuary is a beautiful sonic bridge created to serve the collective path of transformation. In the making of this album, Rebecca has reached out to thought leaders, activists, social justice organizations and those most impacted in compromised disempowered situations to guide her. She has facilitated workshops, done many interviews and co-written several of the tracks. The depth and breadth of this process is important to Rebecca, to ensure that she is fully representing the people who are living at the center of these challenges and allowing their voices to be heard through her writing.

Rebecca has chosen organizations that have a clear commitment and extended track record of positive impact within the communities they serve:

Homelessness: Boulder Homeless Shelter

Prisons: Colorado Corrections and ARI (Authentic Relating International)

New Thought: NYT Bestselling Author Katie Hendricks (Foundation of Conscious Living)

Spiritual Life: Zen Master Roshi Reta Lawler

Refugees: IRC International Rescue Committee (Serving Youth Asylum Seekers)

Nature conservation: National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Women’s Empowerment: Suzy Batiz, CEO Poo-Pourri & Supernatural, Forbes List of America’s Richest Self-Made Women

Rebecca’s own life experiences overlap with many of the issues covered in the songs. She has written a number of songs that touch directly on her personal journey with poverty, homelessness, gender inequality and addiction. Discovering her true voice, and in finding the courage to reach for the stars with this album, she brings the full breadth of her talent to shine a light for all.

There is an extraordinary team on this project. Producer, Tom Wassinger, has won multiple awards, including three Grammys for his work with Mary Youngblood and others. Our creative partners include: Gold and Platinum hit songwriter Sally Barris, Spirit of Folk winner Dana Cooper and Grammy-nominated artist Nick Forster. The launch of the album is set for Spring 2020. Planning for the national tour is presently in progress.

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Rebecca Folsom is a folk singer/songwriter, known for her uniquely soulful and powerful voice. She’s toured across the US and won multiple awards, including #1 Best Folk Song on National Folk DJ List and top 40 National Americana County Radio charts. She is an activist and has been teaching workshops in Vocal Freedom and Vocal Mastery for over 25 years. Rebecca has been studying transformational practices and modalities for many years. In 2016, she graduated from the 2-year intensive Transformational Leadership program at The Hendricks Institute and is certified as a Transformational Facilitator of their work.

Sanctuary is an initiative of the Boulder County Arts Alliance, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The project’s total budget is $350k. All donations are tax-deductible. Funds will be used for outreach programs, artist’s training, recording costs, filming, PR, marketing, touring and staffing.

REBECCA’S INVITATION

I invite you to join the team at Sanctuary through your contribution. We would love to have you onboard! I feel blessed by all supporters who have come forward so far, from all walks of life; and I look forward to expanding the Sanctuary community even more. The beautiful and powerful wave of Sanctuary has its own momentum, and I feel lucky to be at the front of it and to be fully realizing this dream. I feel like I have been preparing for this my whole life!

SANCTUARY’S GOALS

To use music as a portal to the human heart to educate, inform and inspire by transforming fear into compassionate action.

To amplify the messages of our collaborator organizations.

To dramatically increase individual and collective engagement with existing solutions.

To achieve a global reach for our message, through live concerts and a full spectrum of media (film, podcasts, press) and distribution channels (social media and digital platforms).

Win a Grammy!

To learn more and contribute to Sanctuary, please visit: www.bouldercountyarts.org/contribute/rebecca-folsom

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/C3HNsYCpMZojEHdV6

www.rebeccafolsom.com


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Sanctuary

by Boulder County Arts Alliance, Inc.


SANCTUARY

def.: A place of refuge and protection, a holy place, a natural reserve.

Three years ago, Rebecca Folsom was standing in the Temple of Transformation, a renovated Methodist church that belongs to her friend Suzy Batiz. In that moment, Rebecca was overcome with the feeling of the many voices that had come together in that space over the years, uniting in human struggle and celebration, lifting their voices in sacred harmony, healing, and love. She thought to herself: ‘This space needs its own song.’ That’s when the spark for SANCTUARY was born.

Sanctuary is an album of 12 brilliant and powerful songs that dive deeply into the theme of sanctuary and the many facets of its meaning. The album as a whole engages the individual, collective and global challenges that we are now facing globally, and unites us in how we can come together and collaborate on building a new sustainable world, that is a sanctuary for all.

The songs themselves are a collection of deeply moving compositions ranging from quiet ballads to uplifting anthems. Together they create a pathway for the listener to come to terms with the way things are broken, to face into and own their experience and to transform fear and distraction into compassion and a deep sense of hope and motivation. Rebecca was inspired to write this album after facing the many divisive and alienating events that have been taking place in our homes, our communities, in ourselves and around the world.

SANCTUARY’s gift and its mission are to use the power of music to unite audiences in the recognition of their grief, their fear, their numbness, and to guide them in transforming these into love and empowerment.

Sanctuary is a beautiful sonic bridge created to serve the collective path of transformation. In the making of this album, Rebecca has reached out to thought leaders, activists, social justice organizations and those most impacted in compromised disempowered situations to guide her. She has facilitated workshops, done many interviews and co-written several of the tracks. The depth and breadth of this process is important to Rebecca, to ensure that she is fully representing the people who are living at the center of these challenges and allowing their voices to be heard through her writing.

Rebecca has chosen organizations that have a clear commitment and extended track record of positive impact within the communities they serve:

Homelessness: Boulder Homeless Shelter

Prisons: Colorado Corrections and ARI (Authentic Relating International)

New Thought: NYT Bestselling Author Katie Hendricks (Foundation of Conscious Living)

Spiritual Life: Zen Master Roshi Reta Lawler

Refugees: IRC International Rescue Committee (Serving Youth Asylum Seekers)

Nature conservation: National Marine Sanctuary Foundation

Women’s Empowerment: Suzy Batiz, CEO Poo-Pourri & Supernatural, Forbes List of America’s Richest Self-Made Women

Rebecca’s own life experiences overlap with many of the issues covered in the songs. She has written a number of songs that touch directly on her personal journey with poverty, homelessness, gender inequality and addiction. Discovering her true voice, and in finding the courage to reach for the stars with this album, she brings the full breadth of her talent to shine a light for all.

There is an extraordinary team on this project. Producer, Tom Wassinger, has won multiple awards, including three Grammys for his work with Mary Youngblood and others. Our creative partners include: Gold and Platinum hit songwriter Sally Barris, Spirit of Folk winner Dana Cooper and Grammy-nominated artist Nick Forster. The launch of the album is set for Spring 2020. Planning for the national tour is presently in progress.

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Rebecca Folsom is a folk singer/songwriter, known for her uniquely soulful and powerful voice. She’s toured across the US and won multiple awards, including #1 Best Folk Song on National Folk DJ List and top 40 National Americana County Radio charts. She is an activist and has been teaching workshops in Vocal Freedom and Vocal Mastery for over 25 years. Rebecca has been studying transformational practices and modalities for many years. In 2016, she graduated from the 2-year intensive Transformational Leadership program at The Hendricks Institute and is certified as a Transformational Facilitator of their work.

Sanctuary is an initiative of the Boulder County Arts Alliance, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The project’s total budget is $350k. All donations are tax-deductible. Funds will be used for outreach programs, artist’s training, recording costs, filming, PR, marketing, touring and staffing.

REBECCA’S INVITATION

I invite you to join the team at Sanctuary through your contribution. We would love to have you onboard! I feel blessed by all supporters who have come forward so far, from all walks of life; and I look forward to expanding the Sanctuary community even more. The beautiful and powerful wave of Sanctuary has its own momentum, and I feel lucky to be at the front of it and to be fully realizing this dream. I feel like I have been preparing for this my whole life!

SANCTUARY’S GOALS

To use music as a portal to the human heart to educate, inform and inspire by transforming fear into compassionate action.

To amplify the messages of our collaborator organizations.

To dramatically increase individual and collective engagement with existing solutions.

To achieve a global reach for our message, through live concerts and a full spectrum of media (film, podcasts, press) and distribution channels (social media and digital platforms).

Win a Grammy!

To learn more and contribute to Sanctuary, please visit: www.bouldercountyarts.org/contribute/rebecca-folsom

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/C3HNsYCpMZojEHdV6

www.rebeccafolsom.com