2019 Agency Annual Report
Two Thousand nineteen found The HIP Team Expanding our business and services to include classes in Health and Wellness in a physical location in Norcross, GA. We teamed up with 7 Stages to create a brand-new script for their development program "Home Brew." Adult Night School examines the gray area between what is BDSM and what is physical and emotional abuse. This project is still in development. Through 7 Stages, The HIP Team is learning the finer details of professional stage production, script writing, character development and team work.
This year we received a very kind donation of a 22 passenger bus which we intend to use for learning trips and excursions for HIP Team members and fundraising events. This donation came to us from Dwayne Wiggins of Tony Toni Tone'. Wiggins is new to the Atlanta area, but have been a long time supporter with donations of music.
This year we provided work opportunities for more than 20 independent artists and contractors. We also hosted our first week-long Health fair in Norcross, GA and our first healing spa retreat. We featured our bus in Atlanta's official pride event and distributed safer sex paraphernalia to hundreds of people.
In 2019 our S.E.T. (Sex Education Theater) program reached 12 cities including heterosexual and lesbian audiences, in Detroit, Chicago, New York City, Silver Spring, Atlanta, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Arlington and Oakland. The focus of S.E.T. in 2019 was Energetic connectivity, with attention to organs and emotions, with a special focus on the human kidney and fear. The HIP Team was blessed to learn from Yogi Ami Brown of Healing Tribes of Oakland, CA. Browne also contributed to the early development of our HOME Brew script for 7 Stages Theater.
We are working hard to continue to archive HIP Collections for our HIP Library. We are cataloging our collection of visual art, audio recordings, video files and literary works for Creative Commons use.
Finally, we have laid a very solid foundation for beginning our C.O.VE. (Collective Oratory Voices for Excellence); Phase #1 Voices of Foster Care. We plan to launch our first fundraiser early in 2020.
2018 Agency Annual Report
Two thousand eighteen was a year of building and growth for Holter Intellectual Property, Inc. We fulfilled our vision of using arts and education to reach nearly 10,000 people in small theaters and community centers from New York to California with our adult education theater programs. We gathered data on needed self-development practices and interests and introduced conversations about current trends in African American health issues, sexual health, HIV, including PrEP and PEP (with predominantly African American female audiences.) We continued with our self-publishing assistance program online and made plans to expand into our first classroom space. We hit a major milestone in our plan to begin our Commercial Driver’s License Workforce Development initiative when we receive the donation of a 22 passenger bus. We expanded our online outreach from 7,000 to nearly 40 thousand across all social media platforms. By the end of 2018 we increased our active agency memberships from 111 to 365. Finally, 2018 also delivered a budding relationship with new partners including Tiers Free Alternative Diploma Program and Georgia State University student teachers who are invested in working with Collective Oratory Voices of Excellence, our speech program for Fostered Youth and Sex Trafficked girls.
The year 2019 has been a year of great expansion and firsts for The HIP Team. Below you will find some links to some of our projects in development. Feel free to join us and volunteer at fundraising events. We still have some great artists contributing to our SET theater program, who welcome community support.