Another one of my favorite things: Artists creating ways to have ownership over their own work. This is something I think about daily and I am happy to see that Ms. Erin Michelle Washington is starting up her own production company, Soul Productions. Soul Productions is a company for artists and was envisioned by artists. The company mixes theater, film and music to "[push] the envelope of what audience members consider to be an entertainment experience."
Based in New York City, Soul Productions has hosted events and brought artists together in the past year. So if you're an artist in the area, give Soul Productions a shout out! A possible collaboration? (yup.) A chance to meet other artists in NYC? (yup). A chance to make art that matters? (yup.) A chance to trust your own artistic thinking and do the damn thing on your own? (yup.) If you want more information the website is, http://www.soulproductions.info/index.html. Email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.