Our man JGL is calling all artists for an awesome cause!
Oh, don’t mind me. I’m just over here in total swoon-mode over Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s latest effort to make the work a much cooler place. His production company, hitRECord has partnered with the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation to support the Find Your Park movement—an initiative asking artists to bring their memories of their favorite parks to life.
Find Your Park is a national movement that encourages everyone to see their local parks as more than just a remote place, but a part of their shared identity. JGL and hitRECord are joining forces with other celebrities like Bella Thorne and Bill Nye (the Science Guy) to utilize the parks as a muse for all sorts of artistic endeavors.
This movement asks everyone to find one of the 406 American national parks and share the experience with a medium of your choosing. If you’re awesome at writing, then whip out a poem, if editing is your thing, then mash up some videos — no matter your passion, JGL and the Parks people want a part of it.
Gordon-Levitt has a special attachment to the project, and recounted this adorable story in a press release, “I grew up going camping with my family in Yosemite National Park. It’s a beautiful place, and if it weren’t for the National Park Service it may not be what it is today.” he stated. “I’m honored to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime Find Your Park movement, connecting the hitRECord community with our parks.”
HitRECord is an open collaborative production company and defines its purpose on the homepage as place in which “writers, musicians, illustrators, photographers, video editors — artists of all kinds are invited to contribute their work to hitRECord.” This is a resource for all sorts of artists to have access to other creative people who can help grow their craft. It’s sort of a big deal for anybody who has ever identified herself as creative.
National Park Week is April 18-26 so it’s super good time to head over to HitRECord and figure out how you can show a little park love.