Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Give To The Max With BSOMA!

BSOMA Program Updates 16-17
  • We completed a successful Summer Pilot Program serving 100 students from 55+ different schools from all across the Twin Cities Metro
  • Parents felt welcomed, appreciated the low cost and high quality instruction
  • We're opening a physical brick & mortar studio space in the Fall of 2017
  • 100% Parent Program Satisfaction
  • 100% Student Intent To Return
  • Interactive Arts Access Tour in Twin Cities Neighborhoods this Summer
  • We are vigorously seeking funding opportunities that will increase arts access & impact long & short term
  • Help us Raise $5k for Equal Arts Access

    Providing life changing access to the arts at low or no cost is ONLY possible with the support of the amazing donors and humans like you.

    Your support allows BSOMA to launch it's Inaugural Year and create the momentum needed to reach every child who wishes to grow with the arts. This coming year we hope to serve over 250 kids. Please help us create the highest quality consistent arts education for all.

    Please Donate Today! Help us change more lives through the arts.

    In Arts,

    David Billingsley
    BSOMA Founder | Executive Director

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

BSOMA Summer 2016 Photo Gallery: Week 6

Wow! What an incredible 6-Week Summer Pilot Program we just ended Saturday, August 27th.

A picture is worth 1,000 we'll stop typing and let you enjoy the progress and impact of BSOMA on the Twin Cities Metro Area over this Summer. Enjoy Arts Access!

Also, a very special thank you goes out to our two Arts Access Photographers: Alex Stave & Sara Savoy 

#AccessChangesLives #ChangedLivesChangeCities

Monday, January 20, 2014

Thursday, December 5, 2013

1…2…3…Blast Off!

David Billingsley, BSOMA Executive Director sharing his passion for underserved youth & the arts.
"The game needs to be changed." 

We had an AMAZING launch party. Not only did we raise the public's awareness about the lack of arts access for underserved youth, but we also sold merchandise, garnered volunteer support and even raised over $2,350.00 to help us open the school in October of 2014. 

Thank you to everyone who came out to help us celebrate the launch of such an important arts organization in the Twin Cities. The cause was so critical and important that even US Senator Al Franken has endorsed us. 

Watch Al Franken's address to the attendees of the BSOMA Launch Party Here:

    What an amazing endorsement by US Senator Al Franken. 

Launch Party Photo Recap
Standing room only electric, eclectic and joyful crowd of BSOMA supporters enjoying the evening. 

Marie Chante, incredibly gifted spoken word artist. "Our babies will live and not die."
Improv Theater interpreting Marie Chante's arts access freestyle poem. 
Arthur "L.A." Buckner sharing his personal arts access story. A teacher discouraged L.A from pursuing the arts at a very young age. Yet he stayed the course and is finishing his bachelor's degree at McNally Smith College of Music.
Nate Kay, Dancer, 15 year old who's life was changed at the launch. This was his very 1st professional performance opportunity. Not only did he do a set, he performed impromptu with Robert Robinson and a live band.
Robert Robinson doing what he does best, wowing and inspiring the audience with his amazing gift and vocal ability.
Kenneth Caldwell, Artist interpreting the night through visual art.
Kenneth Caldwell's finished original BSOMA work. This piece was auctioned off  at the end of the night.

Pete Rhodes, Master of Ceremonies, BSOMA Board Member and CEO of BMA Network on Comcast kept us laughing and entertained all night.

Thank you so much for being so faithful to our blog. To date we have had over 5,000 visits.  
Stay tuned as we'll be releasing video footage from the launch and sharing some more new developments. 

Even if you didn't make it to the launch party you can still make a financial contribution this holiday season.  

Happy Holidays!

The BSOMA Team

Friday, November 8, 2013

Television Debut This Sunday!


We make our television debut this Sunday morning at 9:30am on the CW Network
The show is called, "Our Issues Twin Cities." Please tune in and spread the word to everyone you can. It's amazing how fast the message of BSOMA is spreading to the general public. Major announcements and exciting developments will be announced at the Launch Party and thereafter. So stay tuned.

We've created a needs list for our school. Look it over, share it with others. And let's discover how big our impact can be together. It will be amazing to see how many people we can get to help contribute to our cause. 
See you Sunday morning!


The BSOMA Team

Thursday, October 17, 2013

An Uproar...

I feel the ground subtly rumbling and shaking beneath my feet...

I'm slowly witnessing the quiet but resilient uproar of an entire city for more arts access for underserved youth. Family, friends, and even strangers are coming together from far and near to take a stand. This night is going to be so special. A ton of arts access people in a room together talking about the issues and creating real-time solutions. I can't wait!

The revolution will not be televised, but it's definitely happening at the BSOMA Launch Party!

Note: Space is limited so you must RSVP to as soon as possible.

Here are some updates on where we've been and what we've accomplished.

We make our television debut on Sunday, November 10th @ 9:30am on the CW Network. We are being featured on a show called Our Issues Twin Cities.