Clients & Projects
Kennecott-McCarthy Visitors Guide & Copper River Visitors Guide
Overstory Consulting publishes and distributes these annual visitors guides.
Full of local information, travel tips, and relevant advertisements, KMXY Visitors Guide is the go-to, up-to-date resource for planning a visit to the Kennicott Valley, in the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. It's distributed annually in print and online for free. In addition to Kennecott and McCarthy, the Visitors Guide also features the communities of Chitina, Kenny Lake, Copper Center, Glennallen, and Valdez, Alaska.
The larger Copper River Visitors Guide is distributed in print throughout Alaska's Copper Basin, plus Tok and Valdez.
Artist Residency Program
Overstory Consulting coordinated the Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program during its four-year tenure, including:
management of artist nomination and application processes.
maintaining contact with eight artists and host organizations per year as a Foundation liaison.
oversight of grant reporting requirements for partner organizations.
communications and marketing services.
enrichment opportunities for visiting artists, development of orientation materials, and facilitation of in-person convenings and teleconferences.
in-person representation of the Foundation at various locations throughout the United States.
written, photographic, and videographic documentation of residencies using in-house and contracted talent.
About the Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program
The Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program supported eight-week residencies for Alaska artists at Lower 48 organizations, and welcomed accomplished artists from Outside to Alaska organizations. Support to host organizations covered artist travel and stipends, administrative fees, housing and meal costs, materials, and local transportation.
Partner organizations included Djerassi Resident Artists Program near Woodside, California; McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Charlotte, North Carolina; Santa Fe Art Institute in cooperation with Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico; Zygote Press in Cleveland, Ohio; the Anchorage Museum; Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska; Island Institute in Sitka, Alaska; and Native Arts Center at University of Alaska Fairbanks.
The Artist Residency Program was one element of the Foundation’s Arts & Culture Initiative, a major commitment to the arts. The initiative, announced in December 2012, is designed to strengthen cultural institutions across Alaska, encourage the development of new work by creative artists, and increase public access to and participation in cultural experiences.
Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
Overstory owner Jeremy Pataky served as a member of Polar Lab's Creative Direction Team. Overstory has contributed to Polar Lab in several capacities, including web writing and editing, coordination of CFP processes, providing a liaison and guide for resident artists in the field, providing representation of the project on behalf of the Museum, conducting documentation, and more.
About Polar Lab
Polar Lab brings together Alaskan and international artists, scientists, anthropologists, historians, decision-makers and influencers immersed in northern issues. The goal: to explore and discuss challenges facing the North today and develop insights leading to a greater understanding, broader perspective, and celebration of place and the North.
Through residencies, exhibitions, programs and scholarship, Polar Lab examines and presents the art, science and history of Alaska and its Northern neighbors. It offers visitors new ways to experience the North of the past and of today. And, it imagines its future within the context of great environmental and cultural change.
Alaska State Council on the Arts
Constellate: 2016 Alaska Arts Convergence
Latitude: 2014 Alaska Arts Convergence
Overstory Consulting planned and managed many aspects of these statewide arts and culture conferences convened by Alaska State Council on the Arts. Overstory Owner Jeremy Pataky served as Conference Director and worked closely with ASCA staff to execute the conference. Deliverables included:
pre-conference constituent survey and review of past conference feedback to solicit topics of value to prospective attendees.
curated array of workshops and workshop leaders in coordination with ASCA.
plenary session leaders arranged in coordination with ASCA.
marketing and publicity.
grant proposal writing and other fundraising support
coordination with venues (Captain Cook Hotel and the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts Center) and other contractors tasked with catering, A/V, and more.
collaborating with Artistic Director to integrate artists into general and special sessions and events.
printed conference agenda and program produced in cooperation with graphic designer and ASCA.
on-site management of logistics and facilities during conference.
Set in Anchorage, Latitude: 2014 Alaska Arts Convergence and Constellate: 2016 Alaska Arts Convergence celebrated and strengthened arts and culture within Alaska.
Conference participants enjoyed curated traditional conference elements including panels, plenary speeches, networking opportunities, and more. Additionally, we extended the engagement with individual artists, arts organizations and the public through a number of innovations, including:
an intensive Creative Capital individual artist professional development program focused on strategic planning, fundraising, and promoting one's own artistic work
opportunities for attendees to impact the future direction of the arts in Alaska through high-level plenary sessions and working group break-out sessions.
diversified statewide participation through a large scholarship program made possible by the Rasmuson Foundation.
integrating a wide cast of artists and performances into the conference schedule, including an off-site First Friday Passport event that activated public spaces, artists, and galleries beyond the conference facilities. Artists stationed at downtown businesses created original pieces in conference participants' custom Latitude Passports, resulting in take-home art books of original work.
a professional development seminar for musicians led by the esteemed Storm Gloor, a music business professor at the University of Colorado-Denver.
artistic integration within general sessions, along with pop-up arts activities, highlighted performances, and more.
Kwik'Pak Fisheries | Marketing and publicity client
About Kwik'Pak Fisheries
Kwik'Pak is based on the Lower Yukon River in Western Alaska, where the Yupik people have lived a subsistence lifestyle tied to the lands and waters for 10,000 years. Kwik’Pak Fisheries is a community-based organization that improves the regional economy through local employment, training, and educational opportunities. Their work includes commercial fishing and buying operations and support for many small businesses in villages along the river.
Kwik’Pak Fisheries, established by Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association (YDFDA) in 2001, ensures a fair commercial market to the Lower Yukon River regional fishermen it supports. In addition, Kwik’Pak Fisheries responsibly develops fur and timber resources and river towing and construction jobs. These efforts, along with the establishment of the Fisherman’s Store, enable regional residents to prosper while remaining true to their culture and environment.
Kwik'Pak Fisheries is an enterprise of Yukon Delta Fisheries Development Association, which leverages opportunities provided by the Community Development Quota (CDQ) program into economic development of theYukon Delta region. Through Kwik'pak Fisheries, LLC, YDFDA is the only company participating in the fishery throughout the season and throughout all of the lower Yukon River fishing areas, serving both member and non-member communities alike.
Energy Action LLC | Editing, writing, and proofreading grant proposals
About Energy Action
Energy Action is a biomass energy consulting firm that works throughout Interior and Southeast Alaska to address the opportunity and challenge of heating rural communities with woody biomass sourced from regional forests.
Wild Alpine, LLC
Overstory Consulting wrote and edited web copy, blog posts, e-newsletter content, and printed material for Wild Alpine, an Alaskan family-owned and operated mountaineering guide service leading adventurous travelers through the heart of hte last wild places in Alaska and beyond. Overstory also created a staff training handbook of local knowledge for their day guiding program.