A Platform for All Creatives ~ Amy Crouch and Chloe Mogg

The platform began with Chloe and Amy wanting to create a place
where both musicians and artists could share their talents in the same place during the COVID-19 Global pandemic. After seeing various Facebook groups based around music but none for other areas within the arts, the Facebook group 'The 7 Arts Still Exist' was born.

“While the world suffers, art is still being made by creatives behind closed doors. Here you can share your passion with the globe and make yourself known for your talent. The 7 arts still exist and are constantly in motion”

On March 26th 2020, Amy proposed the idea of an entirely online festival to Chloe, with the aim of showcasing live music and curating an online exhibition. On April 18th and 19th 2020, the festival went live, with a line up of 36 music acts, 18 hours of music, 26 artists and 118 artworks. They had support from their local BBC radio station, online magazines and the local news. This led the festival to great success; each live performance had an average of 650 views equaling to an overall of 23,400 views (circa) and the art exhibition had over 1000 views.

“After the success of the first festival, we knew straight away we wanted to do festival number two. We quickly started planning, and before we knew it our second festival took place 29th, 30th and 31st May - making it our biggest achievement yet.”

The 7 Arts Still Exist’s social media pages came to life with a website, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram to go alongside the ever-growing Facebook group. Streams and artists were shared across socials to gain more coverage for the talented acts.

“We had viewers and performers from across the globe (US, Europe, Asia, Australia, Canada and more) and gained over 45,600 views approx. Split 31,000 via live streams and 14,600 via the art and exhibition, we are absolutely overwhelmed and so grateful with the response.”

Now taking a couple of weeks off to research for future events, The 7 Arts Still Exist can’t wait for whatever lies ahead in the future.


Amy Crouch is an abstract painter who was born in Worcester on
Amy Crouch, Co-Founder of 7ASE
7th February 1997 and grew up in a small town called Stourport-on-Severn. Her interests range from listening to music and attending music events to ghost hunting near and far, her favourite location being Drakelow Tunnels.

She studied Media Studies, Art & Design and English at Stourport High School and Sixth Form Centre before moving on to University in 2015; graduating in 2018 with a Bachelor's with Honours degree in Art and Design from the University of Worcester.

Amy now continues to study her artist practice back in her hometown, Stourport, where she has her own studio space in the heart of the town and will begin her Masters of Fine Art study at Birmingham City University in September 2020.

 

Chloe Mogg is a singer-songwriter, multi instrumentalist, music
Chloe Mogg, Co-Founder of 7ASE
journalist and now music promoter residing in Stourport-on-Severn. Chloe studied Level 3 BTEC & HND Music Performance at Kidderminster College from 2014-2018 before becoming a full time musician in 2018.

Known for her rainbow, ‘parrot’ hair, Chloe’s goal is to always bring colour to every project she participates in. Teaming up with life long best friend Amy Crouch to create The 7 Arts Still Exist, the two aim to give a platform for artists and musicians across the globe to showcase their creativity.

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3 comments:

  1. Welcome to OBD and thanks for being our guests today! Congratulations on putting together this awesome event. Wishing you much success in the future.

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  2. Thank you for sharing this! I hadn't heard about this effort and will be looking into it. Art is a part of all our lives and so important to mental and emotional health.

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