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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, February 20 2019 3:26 PM UTC +00:00.

Sonic Arts For All Inc.By Sonic Arts For All Inc.
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Sonic Arts For All Inc.By Sonic Arts For All Inc.
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$4,278
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
61
backers
30days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, February 20 2019 3:26 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Want to get in touch? Shoot us an email at Outreach@SonicArtsForAll.org

The Who

Sonic Arts For All, or SAFA! for short, is a non-profit organization whose mission is to make music technology accessible for K-12 and special needs students throughout the country. SAFA! creates studios that act as sound laboratories, providing structured guidance while allowing students to explore the full range of sonic possibilities afforded by electronic and digital technologies. We utilize technology as the key component of our curriculum, providing professional digital music and recording equipment for our students, as well as consultation to families on how to utilize the technology found in many homes, such as tablets and PCs, to create music.

SAFA! currently provides music technology programming to students in New York City, San Juan, and Los Angeles. These cities have living, influential music scenes and economies. We provide guidance for the next generation of artists, helping them access at-hand resources to their full potential all the while giving them agency and valuable skill sets to enter their local creative economies. 

The What

SAFA!’s mission is to show youth of all backgrounds that there is a place for them, in person and close-by, where they can deepen their understanding and passion for the music that inspires them. SAFA! not only provides music education to young people, but quite literally puts the tools for youth to continue their own education in their hands. SAFA! creates a place for students to gain hands-on experience with technologies to collaborate with their instructors and fellow students and build a creative portfolio, something vital to entering any creative economy. 

The Why

Your participation is vital in keeping SAFA!’s music technology accessibility available to youth. SAFA! has built foundations and networks, we’ve got programming that brings youth into contact with the creative economies, and young people eager to learn. By contributing this holiday season to the SAFA! Kickstarter campaign, you will be funding our operations for the new year. This will allow us to

  • Solidify our organizational infrastructure through administrative staffing
  • Expand free and donation-based educational programming in New York, Puerto Rico, and Los Angeles
  • Hire new teaching artist staff
  • Purchase new, cutting-edge music tech equipment

Please consider making a contribution this holiday season, and help us spread the joy of music making to the next generation of artists. Through your generosity, we can make 2019 the year of Sonic Arts For All! Thank you for your support!

Risks and challenges

Though passionate teaching artists and skilled fundraisers, our staff are not trained in business administration. We will either need to hire executive coaches or find a dedicated staff member to fully flesh out our business model and operations. One particular challenge will be how to raise and allocate funds between the centralized SAFA! organization and the subsidiary branches.

Ideally we would be able to develop a fundraising framework that allows each SAFA! location to easily solicit community level donations, while allowing the centralized SAFA! body to secure larger foundation grants. Each location would supplement their fundraising through sliding scale class participation fees, and the centralized SAFA! body would collect a subscription fee for access to our curriculum platform and support staff.

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