Using Music to Spread an UPLIFTING Viral Contagion

Using Music to Spread an UPLIFTING Viral Contagion

COVID-19 spreads exponentially by factors of 3. So we’re flipping that math on the virus and spreading an uplifting viral contagion. By artists adding their emotional truths and unique talents, we can weave a tapestry of powerful messaging that can impact millions of people to Stay Inside. Look Inside. But Stay Connected.

To participate in the challenge or learn more, click HERE.

Our Latest Documentary Release. A Great Story On Many Levels!

Our Latest Documentary Release. A Great Story On Many Levels!

Our latest video release is a Short Documentary featuring legendary rapper Masta Ace giving back to help 4 aspiring artists ages 12-19 pursue their dreams of being artists. Masta Ace coached the artists in a NYC studio as they recorded the next Big Picture Anthem entitled “Design Your Future.” The anthem is part of the #STEAMtheStreets initiative, which inspires and activates youth to pursue STEAM career paths. “Design Your Future” ” is available on all streaming devices.

Support these young artists’ careers and Big Picture Anthems by Watching The Short Documentary, downloading the song on any major streaming outlet and subscribing to our YouTube Channel.

Making Headlines with Music for an amazing National Park!

Making Headlines with Music for an amazing National Park!

From left to right: Lora Bottinelli, Executive Director – National Council for the Traditional Arts (partner), Nehemiah “Nuisance” Vaughn (artist), Joey “Cangaroo” Lovett (artist), Ben Gilbarg (producer), and Kevin Jauregui (Geoscientist in the Parks Intern)

A few months back, Big Picture Anthems was hired by Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument to bring a couple of our artists down to Florissant, Colorado to experience this amazing National Park, and write songs about the experience. This just in: the songs are finalized, and our partner from Florissant, Jeff Wolin, wrote a great article about the project on the National Park Service’s website.

Listen to the songs and read the article HERE!.

How Authentic Expression Ignites a National Environmental Campaign

How Authentic Expression Ignites a National Environmental Campaign

Daniel Sopel Brings Experience In STEM Back To Hometown of New Bedford, MA

For Daniel Sopel, the rewards that STEM has brought him have been plenty, and he loves sharing his experience with the students in his hometown of New Bedford, MA.

Recently, Daniel posted to LinkedIn about the experience he’s had working with Big Picture Anthems speaking at schools in New Bedford. One of the biggest things he’s noticed when speaking is that students don’t quite understand how many careers exist in STEM fields, and how many opportunities exist in the field. In Daniel’s words:

“A concept that I think we, as STEM professionals, can get across better than educational materials is relaying the huge range of jobs that are out there, and how behavior that students already exhibit could be important skills.”

Overall, Daniel’s bringing STEM back to New Bedford’s youth has certainly had an impact on them. In his article, he reflects on how telling students how he overcomes challenges inspires him…knowing they will likely use that piece of advice to get over one of their own challenges.

You can read Daniel’s full article on LinkedIn here!

Press Release for STEAM Outreach Event in New Bedford

On Wednesday, May 17 at 6pm, at New Bedford’s co-working space Groundwork, Big Picture Anthems will be holding a presentation and reception for the dynamic outreach campaign #STEAMtheSTREETS. The campaign aims to inspire underrepresented youth to pursue STEM/STEAM career pathways.

As a country, we have a crisis on our hands. In a world revolving around technology, there’s not enough qualified people to fill tech. jobs. Over 1.4 million tech. jobs will go unfilled in the year 2020 if we don’t build the proper career pipelines. Only 25% of schools offer high quality computer science programs. There is also an immense diversity gap with only 5% of top tech employees being Black or Hispanic. Without the education and exposure, many young people think that technology jobs are scary, out of touch or just not for them.

Big Picture Anthems is using videos, music, social media and star power to reach youth and expose them to STEM/STEAM career pathways. The campaign is starting in New Bedford with plans to scale to a national level. #STEAMtheSTREETS is being produced by Ben Gilbarg, who brought the New Be, New Me Campaign featuring Samantha Johnson to New Bedford in 2016. Local high school students are currently engaging in creating the first iteration of a mobile web application that will ultimately be a networking hub for increasing the STEM/STEAM pipeline. Videos are currently being produced to profile rising stars and diverse professionals in STEAM career fields, as to demystify tech. careers for youth. Big Picture Anthems is developing a school assembly program to bring this message and dynamic content to engage area students.

The Goals of the Campaign are as follows:

-To spark students’ interest in STEAM through dynamic media.

-To raise awareness amongst youth about STEAM careers.

-To make connections to what students are learning in schools to real world employment.

-To inspire students by featuring success stories who come from similar backgrounds.

-To encourage diverse students to start on a STEAM career path.

The event will include a presentation about the campaign and a panel to explore diversity in STEAM. This event is Free. To read the deck and watch the “STEAM Anthem” v.1 video, visit