HIP Annual Report
 

2022 HIGHLIGHTS

 

 

The HIP Team offers professional development services through Holter Intellectual Property, Inc., our amazing Board of Directors, and our supporting members. Our curriculums combine artistic and professional development elements with contemporary critical frameworks in cultural discourse to create cohesive music, theater, public speaking, and theatrical entertainment projects with community benefits.


Holter Intellectual Property, Inc. (The HIP Team) has solicited the assistance of key community members who have pledged their support for this extraordinary venture. Meet the Team.

 

Holter Intellectual Property, Incorporated is a Georgia-based nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for artists and our communities to connect, share ideas, and create community projects for edutainment, self-care, and harm reduction among disfranchised humans.  We tackle tough issues and spark hard-to-have conversations with our amazing urban design on Augusto Boal's Theater of the Oppressed. Our programs include but are not limited to health & wellness, oratory development, self-publishing, visual art, graphic design, and publishing assistance. We aim to promote ideas of self-empowerment and self-efficacy, by offering free resources and online platforms for networking. 

 

HIP INC is also a content developer, making literary works and artwork available for the worldwide community under Creative Commons rights and regulations. Among our creative properties are literary works, visual art, music, and video. We are constantly building our library of works, and invite inquiries at www.hipinc.org. 

 

Affectionately known as HIP INC, Holter Intellectual Property, Incorporated is a proud family of writers, singers, dancers, poets, entrepreneurs, and community supporters who work together to create opportunities for social networking and edutainment which are hinged on community concerns about health and wellness and employable skill development for our disenfranchised community.

 

HIP Library: We are always 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 Licensing and use. 

 

Recurring Theater: Every year we provide work opportunities for more than 30 independent artists and contractors. Artists learn to travel and navigate cities that were previously unknown to them. They receive special training in oratory and vocal projection for black box theater, where no microphones are used. Our theater programs assist artists to overcome insecurities and help them to develop the most essential skill of public speaking, which is a central focus of HIP community work.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

Ongoing: S.E.T. Feb 1-Feb 19, 2023

Annual Valentine's and Black History Month Romantic Comedy Tours and Media Broadcasts 

 

Congratulations to Angeltoo Abreu, the new Youth Manager for Youth Workforce Development Initiative.

Jessica Holter's CCC plan was adopted by Chi City Cafe. CCC will offer employment to youth aging out of foster care.

Dwayne Wiggins announces Electric Church Sunday Sessions will be directed by Levi Seacer, Jr. with the message delivered by The Revered Shaq every month.

Demolition of the Electric Church interior is underway and on track, to be completed before the end of the year.

Health & Wellness Retreat Initiative by Ami Brown was accepted and scheduled to begin in February of 2023.

HIP Inc. welcomes Ascension Art Collective, our new interns who will manage youth-oriented events.

HIP Inc. becomes Artists in Resident at Dwayne Wiggins Electric Church in Hampton, GA.

The HIP Team retrieves Coffy Bus from pandemic storage

The HIP Team's Social Media Cite CoffyTalk.com launched on the Mighty Networks platform. 

 

 

October 14-22, 2022: The HIP Team presents our annual Sweetest Day Show in Chicago at Red Room Comedy Club, our new home in the windy city.

 

July 23, 2022: The HIP Team continues to collaborate with Our Space Women of Color in the production of a theatrical choreopoem to celebrate the divine feminine through dance. HIP support of this all-female agency includes developing their website at www.ourspacewoc.com as well as the creation of a company logo and fundraising merchandise.

 

2022 - 2023

 

Scenes for Flowers in Bloom, directed by Shostopper Syren opened during The Punany Poets Vealentine’s Season Tour. The video has been captured and is expected to be available for Sponsor review, booking, and broadcast consideration.

 

Holter Intellectual Property became Artist in Resident at Dwayne Wifggin’s Electric Church Hampton in December of 2022. We will begin Health and Wellness Retreat Registrations with Yogi Ami of Random Acts of Healing and Ami’s Body Cafe in February 2023.

 

Voices of Foster Care is planned for September of 2023 at Electric Church Hampton.

 

2021 - 2022

 

HIP Launched a private social media site at CoffyTalk.com as a central place to meet online for event planning. (All project participants are required to become a member.) Bult on the Mighty Networks platform, the site offers stand-alone social media streams as well as live videos, courses, free promotions, and private circles.

 

In Development: 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 2022.

 

Operation Coffy commenced in 2022, laying the foundation for a Coffy Network, including Coffy Talk, Coffy Talk Radio, Coffy Books, Coffy Love, Coffy Bus, and Coffy TV, a YouTube channel, synced to our podcast.

 

We welcomed new interns, for our young adult workforce development program. Kameron McDonald and Dylan Moreland hail fron Ascension Art Collective in Georgia. 

 

July: In Cooperation with Our Space WOC (Women of Color), and Sponsor Anne Wellington. The Punany Project proposed a new sexual health and wellness project in the form of a Theatrical production created by exotic dancer and actress Xica Brewer who will become a seasoned theatrical director and the subject of a new documentary over a 4-month program from January through April 2023.

 

2020-2021

 

The year 2020 was a challenge for most of the world, we imagine. The HIP Team had big plans for 2020, as we had just received our bus, Dreamcatcher, and had only just begun our health and wellness meet-ups in Georgia when the pandemic began. But by March of 2021, The HIP Team had used 13 months of our downtime to create and complete digital portals by which we could share work and connect online, in full respect of social distancing mores. These sites include our online art store, our radio/podcast, our television channel, our social networking site CoffyTalk, and the Coffy Talk App.

 

2019

 

In 2019 The HIP Team expanded our services to include classes in Health and Wellness in a physical location in Norcross, GA. 

 

Through 7 Stages Home Brew, The HIP Team took an intensive crash course in finer details of professional stage production, script writing, character development, and teamwork. In only two short weeks, we put ourselves to the test, creating 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 part of our library and is available for community theater use. 

 

Also in 2019, 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 has been a long-time supporter of donations of music for our theater productions.

 

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.