HEAT 2003/2004
The Art of Skate:
A Celebration of the History and Culture of Skateboarding

To celebrate skateboarding through an exhibit and related events that explore the history of the sport and the art inspired by it.

To gain support and funding for a 12 city U.S. tour in 2003 and a global tour in 2004.

The Tour
HEAT, High Energy Awareness Tour 2003/2004 is conceived as the ultimate, comprehensive experience celebrating skateboarding as not only a sport, but also as a mode of transportation, inspiration for budding artists, and an activity that has produced its own unique lifestyle. HEAT invites the general public to grow and play with their fellow humans in the light of one of the most inspiring subcultures of our time, the 21st Century Skate Culture. We will share awareness of sustainable living, recycling, alternative transportation and renewable energy sources, overall personal well-being, and community involvement.

The HEAT is an interactive experience that will take you on the ride of a lifetime.

The show will feature a half-hour theatrical skate show twice daily that will tell a tale of skateboarding history to the audience, in addition to a more elaborate night show with projected film footage from skateboarding's beginnings to the present.
Each event will also feature kick-off performances by famed skate teams.

Timeline Exhibit
A historical tour will take viewers through the evolution of skateboarding, from the earliest days of the sport to today's modern skateboarding, using skateboards, pictures, artwork, memorabilia and video in a timeline tour narrated by legendary skateboarders. Celebrity skaters will work as tour guides and answer questions about the history of the sport.

Education and Multimedia
Children of all ages will be introduced to the sport through interactive programs such as a finger-boarding course that allows them to emulate skateboarding in a model environment. Skateboard learning courses will give beginning skaters a chance to gain knowledge and skill from qualified instructors.

Nonprofit partner GETM/Global Education Through Music will facilitate ramp-building and skateboard workshops where kids will learn about and participate in building, designing, and painting ramps and skateboards. The technology learning lab will offer an area for participants to use digital video, audio, photography, capturing and editing techniques to create art, and then take home their creations on CD ROM.

Early Success
The first "The Art of Skateboarding" event and exhibit was held at the Children's Museum of San Diego in April 2002. Thousands of people had the opportunity to view the exhibit. Various media crews covered the event . The Children's Museum of San Diego commended our exhibit, and enjoyed a marked increase in attendance.

Stop #2
"The Art of Skate" then rolled on to Creative Space in Hollywood, California. This successful two-day event featured a skate history tour, demos, fingerboarding, interactive art workshops, book signings, celebrity appearances, live music, and much fun for all. The event received significant exposure from TV, radio, and newspapers.

For more information regarding participation in the HEAT 2003 please contact
Tim Clark at 619-234-4070 or Info@GET-M.org.