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:
- Amazing Musicwomen Tour
- Joan in Rome in July for the WIMUST Conference
My paper, Conscious Inclusion of Women Musicians
, PUBLISHED 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.
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.