Common Room Recording Grant
$2,150 raised
86% of $2.5k goal
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32 Weeks running

Common Room Music Collective was launched in 2017 in an effort to provide a safe and supportive network for local Fraser Valley artists.  The goal was simple; bring makers together, have them share their craft and encourage collaboration. Now, after 2 years of performances, events and workshops it has become clear that we profoundly underestimated the amount of local talent that surrounds us.  As a community we’ve felt the warm hum of a home filled with storytellers and together we’ve witnessed courageous acts of spirit. In a short time, we have  wildly surpassed any hopes we could’ve foreseen and for all of this, we are deeply grateful.  


As artists ourselves, we understand the value of content.  The undercurrent of every audience we've gathered has been process.  The words, "What are you working on?" strum loudly in the hallways and kitchens where we assemble.  It is understood amongst us that we've all come to contribute something unfinished and rough. But, as Oscar Hammerstein once wrote,



“ A bell’s not a bell ‘til you ring it. - A song’s not a song ‘til you sing it.”  



We all have ideas to share and sometimes you just need someone to listen.  At Common Room we’re all ears. So many of us are close to what it is we want to achieve. Unfortunately, oftentimes the greatest obstacle between the art we so painstakingly make and the prospect of it ever being produced for the masses are the funds to make it happen.   



So... we need your help!!



In 2019, we are proposing a locally crowdfunded $2500.00 Recording Grant for local artists.



Here's how it works:


Through word-of-mouth, events and partnerships with local businesses we intend to raise money for Fraser Valley artists in need.  Once the $2500.00 mark has been reached members of our community will have the opportunity to apply for the assistance. An artist will be chosen by jury process and awarded the Common Room Recording Grant (CRRG).  Once this has been completed, we’ll do it again.


Applicants will only be selected once .  If you are awarded the grant, you will not be eligible for it again.  



The criteria:


-Applicants must have a proposed recording project ready-to-go or be in the process of recording a project.


-Applicants must submit a detailed form (provided by Common Room) outlining their intended recording project.


-Applicants must be unsigned and independently financed.


That's it!  Let's make it happen.  


Through Fundrazr, you can donate and help Fraser Valley artists get their music out there.

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