Thursday, April 25, 2013

Travel Expenses to Italy

Anyone who really knows me knows my favorite place to travel to is Italy. Now, I have the opportunity to sit at the table with astute women composers and musicians in Fiuggi, Italy, at the WIMUST Conference July 4-7, 2013. All I need is an airline ticket to get there.

 Help me raise funds for my ticket to Rome from Miami by donating at GOFUNDME

Like Bette Midler, "I can get by with a little help from my friends!"

Thanks in advance for your support.
Diva JC

Fundraising Projects

Since the State of Florida cut its cultural budget from $34 million to $9 million, South Florida musicians have had to scramble for income. So, I designed two methods to raise money for my non-profit's projects:

  1. Amazing Musicwomen Tour 
  2. Joan in Rome in July for the WIMUST Conference
My paper, Conscious Inclusion of Women MusiciansPUBLISHED at Versita, discusses the marginalization of women musicians. WIMUST means Women in Music using Strategies for Talent.  The 2012 WIMUST Report supported the contention that women musicians are not being hired to perform or commissioned to write music, even through public funding. This is an outrage, since women pay 53% of taxes on the planet. From July 4-7 2013, Fondazione Adkins-Chiti will host the WIMUST Conference in Fiuggi, Italy. I'm invited but I must raise funds for my flight. You can support my efforts by donating at GOFUNDME.

Our Amazing Musicwomen Ensemble performed once in February and once in March. 
See videos: Feb 2 2013
See photos: March 10 2013

We need to work. We should be working 3-5 times a month! There are plenty of venues. We need $2,500 per show. So, the crowdfunding method is the way to go, today.

Please share with others.
Joan Cartwright
Executive Director