Reside Music Society reveals 17 small venue recipients of a $500,000 grant to fund neighborhood engagement packages in underserved and marginalized communities.
Nonprofit Reside Music Society, launched in 2020 to assist present monetary reduction to small efficiency venues in the course of the pandemic, has introduced its new grant initiative, Music in Motion — and the 17 small venue recipients of the grant totaling $500,000.
The Music in Motion grant is awarded to packages proposed by these venues that prioritize constructing and interesting their area people and supporting traditionally marginalized teams, together with BIPOC, Latinx, LGBTQIA+, and other people with disabilities. Candidates needed to submit a program thought for funding consideration.
The 2023 Music in Motion Grant Recipients:
- Large Room Bar — Columbus, OH
- Caffe Lena — Saratoga Springs, NY
- Cafe CODA — Madison, WI
- The Chocolate Church Arts Middle — Bathtub, ME
- Membership Passim — Cambridge, MA
- DazzleJazzle Inc. — Denver, CO
- Drom — New York, NY
- Elastic Arts Basis — Chicago, IL
- The Completely happy Canine — Cleveland, OH
- Hey Nonny — Arlington Heights, IL
- The Ivy Room — Albany, CA
- The Muse Efficiency House — Lafayette, CO
- The Parlour Windfall — Windfall, RI
- The Insurgent Lounge — Phoenix, AZ
- The Stone Church — Brattleboro, VT
- Sundown Tavern — Seattle, WA
- TAC Temescal Artwork Middle — Oakland, CA
Recipients of the grant cash are already making glorious use of the funds. The Ivy Room, an LGBTQ-safe area in Albany, CA, has been organizing a various vary of Pleasure Month occasions, together with stay music, comedy reveals, activist panels, job festivals, and psychological well being help workshops.
In Chicago, the Elastic Arts Basis is revitalizing their Darkish Matter efficiency collection, elevating the AfroFuturist Weekend competition, that includes gifted Black artists from neighborhoods within the metropolis’s South and West Sides.
With the addition of the Music in Motion grant, Reside Music Society has distributed almost $3 million in grant funding to 126 venues because it was based. Reside Music Society’s mission has performed a vital position in empowering native communities, enabling venues to foster inclusivity, ignite neighborhood engagement, and discover new avenues of income.
“This grant is not only about monetary help; it’s about constructing a community of devoted supporters who share our ardour for stay music and its accessibility,” says Nona Hendryx, musician and Reside Music Society board member.
Reside Music Society’s mission is to make sure that stay music stays accessible to all, and so they have offered a significant supply of economic help for rising musicians and underserved communities to assist maintain the careers of each established and under-recognized musicians.
Reside Music Society may also attend this 12 months’s NIVA ’23 convention in Washington, D.C., with a number of activations, together with a panel, a presentation in the course of the awards gala, a Reside Music Society Cantina, and extra.