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Programs & Events

Live Events -- Our next live event is Freewill Fest, June 1st & 2nd, 2024. With over 20 artists, we will be live-streaming from our instagram page and recording the entire event.

 

 

Project Freewill Songwriting & Poetry Contest --  Our songwriting & poetry contest is free to enter,  & winners will receive $200 & a free recording session at Project Freewill Studios. We'll play recordings of all applicants' work on our community radio station, HOOSKOW radio. All may apply by sending a rough demo/recording of your original music (note: songs will not be judged by quality of recording) or send a poem to savefreewill@gmail.com.

Click here to view past winners

Prison Project -- Since our inception we have bring working to bring instruments and free music education to people in prison in Maine. With help from the Onion Foundation, we brought guitars and creative interventions to the Southern Maine Women's Reentry Center during the pandemic. We are now working to bring therapeutic creative arts interventions to prisons across the state. 

PF Collab with MIO -- Maine Inside Out is a performing arts nonprofit comprised of people previously incarcerated at Long Creek. We helped build them a recording studio at their headquarters in Lewiston.

PF Recording Studio--  We provide free recording services to musicians with lack of resources, and anyone looking to collaborate! We’ve just released our first album from New Portland band D.I.R.T., recorded in their one room cabin. 

    Interested in recording or playing at Freewill?

 send us a demo: savefreewill@gmail.com

PF Podcast -- Our first episode features an interview/reading with Joseph Jackson, poet & founder of Maine Prisoner Advocacy. Other episodes include Maine Poet Laureate Juila Bouwsma of Kingfield Maine, D.I.R.T. of New Portland Maine, Poet Laureate of Belfast Jacob Fricke, Abby Richardson of Anson Maine, and more to come. Click here to listen.

PF Radio -- Inside Outlaw Sat&Sun 830pm-9pm on WXNZLP HOOSKOW Radio 98.1FM We air our podcast and a diverse set of music from Maine and around the world. We often feature our own collaborations, sometimes premiering them to the public for the first time. Click here for archived shows.

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Your donations have helped us fix a massive hole in the roof, insulate the building, and bring guitars to women in prison.

 

We need your help to rehabilitate this historic building, and continue hosting amazing events. Any amount helps. 

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Thank you for your support

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