A day at THE WORKS that puts the “all” in “all ages,” tiny tba is a festival within a festival, sampling dance, music, and film that refuses to draw the line between kid and adult. Hosted by DJs Belinda Miller and Hova Najarian of Greasy Kid Stuff, the event features excerpts of TBA Festival projects as well as a family dance party. Staff from the Children’s Healing Art Project will lead hands-on art activities, and the fine folks from indiekidfilms will partner with Portland’s Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) to lead a new interactive family arts project, “Diorama-Rama,” where kids can print, fold, and cut their imaginary worlds into a real place.
Greasy Kid Stuff began in 1995 on freeform radio legend WFMU and relocated to Portland in 2004. Hailed as “the best kid’s radio program of all time” by Alternadad Neal Pollack, the show strikes a chord with punk-inspired parents looking for alternatives to mass-market kiddie culture.
Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP) brings the healing power of art to children in crisis and their families with a mobile team of teaching artists working in Portland’s children’s hospitals. CHAP has created art classes tailored to the needs of the children they serve in their partner facilities: Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the Shriners Hospital for Children. In 2009, CHAP will work with over 10,000 children and their families.
indiekidfilms presents films, by and for children and families, that screen at film festivals around the world. indiekidfilms creates a global exchange where every child’s opinion is valued and creative work celebrated.
Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC) facilitates creative expression and identity by providing individual access to the resources and tools for the creation of independently published media and art. Since its inception in 1998, the center has been dedicated to encouraging the growth of a visual and literary publishing community by offering a space to gather and exchange information and ideas, as well as to produce work.