WHAT ARE alternative arts?
For us, this includes performers and producers that push the bounds of popular genres, as well as those that have carved unique paths within their own specialty.
They believe in the boundless nature of entertainment, and in the power of connecting both with their audience and with each other.
The vision surrounding The Siren venue concept includes a multi-disciplinary, multi-use complex that will directly contribute to the infrastructure and development of Sacramento’s alternative arts community.
The Siren seeks to fill a gap in Sacramento’s arts and entertainment culture, creating a platform for alternative artists to thrive within our city’s larger creative and economic landscape. The main stage at The Siren will provide a professional cabaret-style space for alternative artists ready to expand their audience and brand into a mid-size capacity venue (300-500). In addition, a schedule of curated in-house productions would provide numerous monthly gig opportunities, with a standing commitment to 75% local casting at these events.
The Siren complex could include:
- A professional, mid-size live entertainment venue hosting concert and cabaret style events
- A bar and restaurant with an incubator stage
- Educational space offering courses in the performing and visual arts
- A photography studio, retail and gallery component
- Venue rental and production services for the greater Sacramento area
The Siren will offer an educational platform to facilitate the connection of both our travelling talent and local artist partners in supporting the development of the next generation of entertainers in our city.
The Siren’s educational programming could grow to include:
- Private workshops and group classes
- Public specialty workshops and ongoing classes in the performing and visual arts
- Community giving days and scholarship opportunities
- A formal mentoring program
This vision is going to be developed through a series of experimental pop-up events, intended to create proof of concept for the style of in-house productions The Siren would offer. YOU can get involved and support this process by joining us at shows, bringing your friends, leaving feedback, participating in workshops and sharing your excitement in helping us develop this vision into reality! Click here to learn more about how you can support The Siren.
MEET THE TEAM
THE SIREN SPHERE IS ACTIVELY GROWING!
Beyond our immediate business and consulting team, the following artists and community partners have already jumped on deck to pledge their energy, skills and expertise to the success of The Siren!
It takes a community to build community, and that is precisely what we are here together to do.
SUBMERGE MAGAZINE | media partner
1810 GALLERY | community partner
SHAUN BURNER | artist partner + gallery adviser
SAC CIRQUE | artist + community partner
THE FIREHOUSE5 DANCE STUDIO | community partner
CODY MARTIN FILMS | videography partner
JESSICA WILL | contortionist + bar operations adviser
ANDRU DEFEYE | producer + writer + community organizer
HELLEN HEELS | producer + entertainer
SACRAMENTO COMEDY FOUNDATION | community partner
GREEN VALLEY THEATRE COMPANY | community partner
HOT POT STUDIOS | community partner
WILLIAM BURG | historian + community partner
MICHAEL CELLA | producer + writer + comedian
PETER PETTY | musician + entertainer
SALACIOUS KAY | dance coach + group choreographer
DEAJA GIRL ON FIRE | technical assistant + circus arts
CODY TUDOR | prop maker + circus arts
M5 ARTS | community partner
ACTIVISM ARTICULATED | community partner
MELISSA UROFF | artist partner + photographer
REBEL AERIAL | aerialist + community partner
LARRY RODRIGUEZ | DJ + community partner
HARLEY WHITE JR | musician + entertainer
ALIJAH DRESDEN | stage manager
KATY KARNS | photographer + yoga/bodywork
SASS HERASS | fitness/dance coach + entertainer
SHAUNI DEVEAUX | costumer + aerialist