Silver Muse Productions brings together the right team for each project, based on your ideas and goals. We are connected to organizers, strategists, artists, technical directors and producers across the country and look forward to hearing from you.
CLAUDETTE SILVER has spent nearly 20 years working at the intersection of entertainment and activism. In her childhood, Claudette was obsessed with the comic Bloom County and credits the politically savvy strip with sparking her progressive values and demonstrating the power of entertainment to influence beliefs and actions. Claudette’s passion for pop culture gives her a unique perspective on how to reach audiences with a social justice message through music and large-scale events. From planning a post-Katrina benefit concert for The New Yorker Festival to designing activism plans for concert tours, Claudette works with both nonprofits and artists to create compelling programs designed to move audiences to action. Claudette got her start in concert production in the late eighties in Washington, DC, first while a student American University and later at the old 9:30 Club on F Street. Since then, she has worked with a wide range of artists including Perry Farrell, Moby, and Brandi Carlile, and on several film and TV projects, most notably HBO’s Veep.
Claudette is also a consultant with the Lightbox Collaborative, where she has developed communications strategies for a wide range of progressive organizations. She also co-organizes the annual SPIN Academy in Petaluma, CA, a three-day training program for progressive communicators. Prior to her foray into event production and strategic communications, Claudette received her BA in Design and taught art in DC public schools. She was born on a Sunday in the same hospital as Tom Petty, which might account for why she, too, was born a rebel.
CAROLINA MCCREADY has spent more than fifteen years as a community organizer working with project management, events and media outreach. In 2014, Carolina co-produced El Bailazo, a live charity concert featuring music from northern Mexico that benefitted El Centro and the Latino Advocacy Coalition. This first-time event sold grossed nearly $20,000 for El Centro. Carolina managed more than 50 Spanish and English speaking volunteers and created templates and systems the organization has since replicated for successful fundraising efforts.
For the past three years, she has also co-produced the annual Dia De Los Muertos Festival in Hendersonville, NC. This celebration has captured the hearts of residents of western North Carolina by developing new traditions. Growing each year with participants, media, sponsors and partners, this fusion of Mexican culture and mountain life has brought together over 750 community members to enjoy food, music, games and activities that built solidarity. Carolina also serves on the steering committee of the Asheville Grown Business Alliance, where she brings her talents in organizational development to help grow a grassroots effort to have larger community impact to keep local resources in the local economy. She has also helped launch social enterprises like the Chiva and Cothinkk projects that bring communities of color together to document stories, share ideas and collectively address community issues.