What if one grant could kick start an ongoing cycle of music projects and music grants? What if $1000 was all that was needed to start a chain of 20 new grants?
Introducing The Grantmaker Jukebox, an innovative concept in fundraising for the arts.
Hi! I’m Rachael Byrnes, an indie singer songwriter from Melbourne Australia and creator of The Grantmaker Jukebox concept. You can hear my music or watch a live clip at www.rachaelbyrnes.com.
Often described as "Joni Mitchell-esque" or "folka-dot-pop", my music aims to combine vintage sounds with thought provoking lyrics relevant today.
About Grantmaker Jukebox: I’m seeking a grant of $1000 to kick start a cycle of new grants, called Grantmaker Jukebox Baby Grants. The cycle begins with the recording of my debut album 72 Cents. I plan to launch this album as part of a fundraising campaign that generates $1000 for a BRAND NEW GRANT, for another emerging artist.
Musicians will then be invited to apply for the new grant on the provision that they to follow the same model – use the grant for a project, then launch it as part of a fundraising campaign for a new grant, Grantmaker Jukebox Baby Grant (Second Generation).
In 2010 I raised $1600 to record my debut EP and have since made $6000 in profit. Following this model I'm confident that I can make at least $1000 in profit, which I will use as the fund for the new grant .
The goal is to create an ongoing chain of projects and grants that make a significant contribution to emerging new music in Melbourne, Australia.