Our Philadelphia concert is under two months away, and we’re calling on you to help us make it happen!
Like most young artists, Melos receives no money from the NEA or any government grant. Our support comes almost exclusively from private donations, and it’s easier to be a part of that than you might think! This year, we’re teaming up with arts advocate Fractured Atlas to help us reach our fundraising goal for the Philly recital.
Fractured Atlas, and other crowd-funding services like it, makes it easy for supporters to contribute to any artistic project at whatever financial level that they’re able. It puts money directly in the hands of the artists, and gives donors a direct connection with the artists they’re supporting. And it works – last year, crowd-funding raised more money for arts organizations than the NEA! Melos was a part of it, too – our wonderfully successful San Francisco recital last summer couldn’t have happened without so many generous friends who donated, or even just shared our project on Facebook!
If you want to be a part of our Philadelphia recital, it’s easy – just follow this link to our Fractured Atlas page:
Donating means you’re playing a vital part in supporting the next generation of artists in America. It also makes you eligible for some awesome thank-you gifts (including the Melos Music mascot, a coffee mug). Check out the project, watch the video and take a look at our incentives. Donate if you can, but most importantly, spread the word! By sharing on Facebook, Twitter, or via email, you never know who will see us and want to get involved!
We’re all getting very excited for Philadelphia; the venues are booked, Ensemble39 is sounding fantastic, and the Melosians are getting ready to descend on the City of Brotherly Love. We only need this last piece of the puzzle, and whether through donating or just telling your friends, we hope that you’ll help us get there!