Updated: Apr 3, 2022
With the 4-year anniversary of the White Art Collective rapidly approaching in January 2022, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on some of our biggest accomplishments over the past year:
Back in June, we had our first ever IRL arts festival, WAC Fest 2021, and it was a smashing success! Planning for WAC Fest 2022 is already in the works.
WACFest Part 2 Odysee (Part 2 only available on YouTube)
WAC Community Drum Set
We acquired a WAC community drum set! Most musicians these days use electronic drums or plugins like Superior Drummer (a plugin made to sound like a real drumset) in their recordings. While there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, there just ain’t nothin’ like the real thing. The WAC community drum set will be available at WAC events for musicians to use, and will also be available for WAC member artists to use for recording when and where it is feasible. On his way to film his Spooky Short, Strawman stopped by to check out the new WAC community drum set. It turns out that he was the drummer in an 80’s band called “Kentucky Waterfall.”
Hiraeth Live Performance 2021
Back in September one of our main featured artists, Hiraeth, was invited to play her first live gig outside of WAC. I had the pleasure of backing her up on guitar and vocals. We had a blast, and we even got to play a couple of songs with Emily Youcis!
Hiraeth’s 2nd Live Gig - Odysee https://odysee.com/@HiraethMusic:6/hiraeth's-2nd-live-show!-(feat.-jeff:0
Hiraeth "Inside & Out" Official Music Video
We were able to film our first real music video with the artist actually in the video for Hiraeth’s “Inside and Out.” Music videos are a great way to give a song broader reach, and it’s a great way for up-and-coming filmmakers to cut their teeth. We’re going to continue working to bring filmmakers and musicians together so we can make more music videos like this in 2022.
Some members of the WAC Pack and myself have been collaborating with a talented young gentleman named Dynostorm on a show called Star Boat. We started working on the show back in January and we’re looking at a premiere of the pilot likely sometime in early 2022. See the trailer below.
We want to work to develop more fully original shows like Star Boat in the coming year. Please reach out to us if you would be interested in helping to develop a show.
Making Promos for Friends
We started doing promos for friends and allied organizations such as the Bizarchives. We’re currently working on a video promo for Grandma Towler’s Tea, as well as a number of others including Mighty White Soap Co.
We co-sponsored Antelope Hill’s “Why We Fight” writing competition which featured both essays and poetry. The best pieces are featured in the published book which is definitely worth checking out. We’re already discussing the possibility of co-sponsoring contests in 2022 with some of our allied organizations, so more to come on that.
We went to our first ever AmRen conference. I’ve always had a great respect for Mr. Jared Taylor, but hearing him speak in person, I was especially moved. And Gregory Hood also gave an amazing speech. He’s a fiery, but very coherent communicator. We also met a lot of great people and plan to go again next year.
Spooky Shorts 2021
We had a live audience for our 3rd annual Spooky Short Film Contest and Festival with an ever-refining slew of entries. Watch this year's "Best Overall" film "No Country For Bigfoot" by Lord Wolfshield. We really are fostering an exciting new film scene! And we’ll most definitely be taking things up another notch for Spooky Shorts 2022, so keep an eye out for that!
Meming of a White Christmas IV
We pulled together our “Meming of a White Christmas” digital compilation album for the 4th consecutive year. This year’s album was especially diverse in its mediums with music, poetry, a music video, a short film, visual art and even a video game!
We want to give a big thank you to all of our subscribers, supporters, patrons, artists and allied organizations who made all of this possible over the past year. Your support is paramount.
For 2022, we want to keep all of these plates spinning, scale out, and also start focusing on other areas such as:
We’re in the process of implementing a better membership structure so that we can more easily get the right people together with the resources they need to bring their vision to life. Membership comes with a number of benefits, including access to the WAC Stock Archive (see below).
We’re started work on an archive of original stock footage, images, GIFs, sound effects and music that member artists will have access to for their projects. This way, rather than scouring the internet for cheesy, copyright questionable stock materials, WAC artists will be able to create their work with much more interesting and original elements.
We're going to make the WAC store into more of a marketplace for arts and cultural goods within our spheres. One area and market is video games. We want to help foster the creation and sale of more of these within our spheres. We also plan to focus more on finely crafted goods. For example, Hiraeth is going to be adding some of her hand-made jewelry to the store, and we’d also like to find a tailor or seamstress to produce some original clothing designs to put in the store. These are some major areas for expansion in our spheres, and a great way to fight back against the influx of cheaply-made, culturally void imports from the 3rd world. We plan on adding more visual art to the store including prints, original paintings, sculptures, etc. The ability to add items to the store is a benefit of membership.
Due to the film community we’ve been fostering, we have the talent and the personnel, but we still don’t quite have all of the resources we need to produce a feature length film. This is something we’ll continue to ponder as more opportunities present themselves in the coming year.
One of the main goals of the White Art Collective is to preserve our shared European culture. One of the main methods for achieving that goal is through education. No matter what we may be able to create in the here and now, one of the most important things we can do is pass on the knowledge and methods down to the generations who come after us. That is why the White Art Collective is expanding our scope to include the educational realm this year. We’re going to collaborate with some of the established educationally based creators in our sphere to start working on an arts oriented curriculum and we’re also going to start developing our own educational materials. For my personal contribution to this, I’ve started working on a book about filmmaking tentatively titled “Conquering the Sorcery of Cinema.” The main premise being that we can’t just sit around complaining on the internet about degenerate, anti-White films, but that we need to develop our own methodology and film industry to assert our own narrative and retake our destiny. More on our educational ventures soon.
And last, but certainly not least, we’re rolling out a Patron Membership over on GumRoad so people will have the opportunity to support us on a consistent basis, so that we can have a budget to work with. Patron Members will get special VIP access to early releases and can potentially receive invites to IRL WAC events once vetted. If you would like to see more of all these things we’re doing, such as live IRL festivals and events, films, shows, video games, compilations, contests, finely crafted goods, etc. then we need your support. You can sign up for the WAC Patron Membership here!
*Note: To receive invites to WAC events, you will have to be vetted first. If you're interested in attending events, please contact us at WhiteArtCollective@ProtonMail.com.
If you would prefer, you can also support us on the following platforms:
If there’s some other way you would prefer to support us, such as a check by mail, please send us an email at WhiteArtCollective@ProtonMail.com and we can work that out.
Again, thank you so much for your support and we’re looking forward to a very artistically fruitful future in 2022.
P.S. Don't forget to check out the premiere of Fedora Favorites: Lord Wolfshield's top 20 WAC songs of 2021, this Saturday, January 8th at 8pm EST/1am GMT on the WAC DLive, Entropy, Odysee and YouTube.
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