A few days ago, I saw this message on Facebook from Vicki Blankenship, who I’ve known (internet-known) since Collected Sounds was just a baby.
She’s always been a very big indie-activist and this is her latest venture.
Here in her words:
Many of you have met me at events or shared shows with me or you know of the work that I personally have done for Indiegrrl and We R Indie for the last 8 years. You know the dedication that I have given to build opportunities for independent artists as well as fund raising efforts for cancer research. Many of you I consider as extended family members because of our growing friendship through this network. I have done all of this as a volunteer with no personal income or pay. It is a love I have for my Indie family and a dream to help as many people as possible, including children who are our future Indies.
Now I am reaching out to you for you to show that you care about creating even more opportunities for independent artists and for children interested in music. We R Indie has been extended a once in a lifetime opportunity to open a music center as part of the downtown Martinsville historic restoration project. We need some kick starter funds to get the project going. ANY contribution no matter how small or large is very much appreciated to reach a goal of $25,000 that can be matched with a grant opportunity.
This facility will be used for songwriter workshops, seminars, our annual music conference, a theater that can seat up to 500 people where we will showcase Indie artists, after school music programs for children 10 to 17 years old, and more. This facility can touch a lot of people.
All Contributions Appreciated. Information at this link.
We R Indie Music Center Project
We R Indie provides educational, charitable, networking, and other similar charitable resources to independent singer songwriters and musical artists.
I know this is the season of giving and you may be giving’ed out, but please consider this organization too!