Our Vision

The Future Of Alaskan Music

 
 

We see a future where Alaska is an international hub of northern music, arts, and culture. We are taking action to develop the Alaskan music industry and put Alaska on the map as “a place where music comes from”.

We are a diverse group of musicians and partners from around the state working together to increase the stakes for Alaskan musicians.

We are an independent project of the Northern Culture Exchange, a 501c3 nonprofit.

 

WHAT WE DO

Develop, Brand, Export

 

Develop, brand, and export Alaskan music. Together with our partners, we host music showcases and fundraisers, organize professional development opportunities, host expert industry professionals, and encourage networking events to make it possible for Alaskan musicians to build professional careers.

We are building the link between music and tourism in Alaska. Through our partnership with Visit Anchorage (Anchorage Convention & Visitors Bureau), the Anchorage International Film Festival, and the The Alaska Room, we are promoting Alaska as an international destination for tourism and music industry events. We have active members around the state with several new initiatives launching in 2018.

 

TEAM

Guidance from industry professionals

 

Led and driven by Alaskan musicians, AKIMI is a project of the Northern Culture Exchange, a 501c3 nonprofit. We are a diverse group of musicians, stakeholders and partners that formed in 2017 as a collaboration between the Anchorage Music Co-Op, Spenard JazzFest, and the Parlor in the Round concert series.

 

TEAM

Yngvil Vatn Guttu, North Culture Exchange
Michael Thomas Howard, Musician
Annie Bartholomew, KTOO
Meredith Bless, Taiga Creative
Anna Lynch, Musician
Laura Oden, Anchorage Music Co-Op
Logan Bean, Super Saturated Sugar Strings/Sequoia Music
Kevin Worrell, Parlor in the Round
Steve Blanchett, Pamyua
Emily Kurn Tallman, Upword Creative
J.W. Frye, Blackwater Railroad Company

Partners

Anchorage International Film Festival
KNBA 90.3 FM
Visit Anchorage
Alaska Folk Festival
and more!

AKIMI supporters

Denali Brewing Company
Atwood Foundation
Alaska State Council on the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts

Alaska Room supporters

Ron Gile Photography
Jones Taxidermy
Special T Signs
 

 
Musicians perform in the Alaska Room at Folk Alliance International Conference 2017.

Musicians perform in the Alaska Room at Folk Alliance International Conference 2017.

Repping AKIMI at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance. November, 2017.

Repping AKIMI at the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance. November, 2017.