FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Arts United has announced the selected projects for the 2022 cycle of Amplify Art, a crowdfunding campaign platform designed to support arts and culture projects in Northeast Indiana.
Organizers say Amplify Art relies on community support through social media advocacy and small contributions from large numbers of donors.
The projects selected for the 2022 cycle are:
Happiness is sharing Music video
Jeff Myers is a Fort Wayne native who has been playing and teaching guitar for over 50 years. He currently performs with Audiences Unlimited, bringing his music to facilities where individuals may not have access to the arts in the traditional way. Inspired by the joy of Life Adult Day Academy (LADA) students, Jeff wrote an original song called “Happiness is Sharing”. Jeff plans to create a music video for this new song, which he will provide to LADA to use in their fundraising and marketing efforts.
Indelible: A Midwestern Wall Showcase
Fort Wayne Open Walls
The third annual Fort Wayne Open Walls Mural Festival is a two-day festival that will feature and celebrate Fort Wayne artists and guest artists from across the Midwest. Live paintings will take place on all 15 walls of the Central Drive location, alongside an open space for the public to engage and create their own art. There will also be an Open Wall collaborative mural project location located at the corner of Miner and Poplar, near the Poplar Community Gardens. Both venues will host live music, free food, local artists, niche vendors, bboy battles and a low-rider car show to create an expansive sensory experience of creativity and culture.
Compost your internet
Compost Your Internet is a solar science lab that will transform data gathered from Dirt Wain’s compost heaps into an interactive musical experience, accessible via a solar-powered website. As the food scraps collected in this region decompose, data collected by various sensors will move in tandem with temperature and humidity levels, weather, amount of sunshine, and even the presence of ‘birds on the server, creating a new musical experience. each time you visit the site. Every aspect of this system, from the computer and sensors that collect data to the server that hosts the website, will be solar powered. By exposing people to the concepts of solar-powered media and giving them the opportunity to engage with the data collected, we hope to start conversations about the sustainability of our current food waste and website infrastructure. .
The Fusion Band: a collaborative instrumental ensemble
Purdue University Fort Wayne
Purdue University Fort Wayne Music Education students, led by Principal Dr. John Okley Egger, will create a spring instrumental program for Fort Wayne Community Schools middle school students called The Fusion Band. These students will be hosted by Fort Wayne Community Schools and instructed in small and large after-school sets every Thursday for twelve weeks. At the end of this twelve-week period, students will perform a concert to show their progress. This program will cost Fort Wayne Community Schools little to no cost, and lunch will be provided to students at each rehearsal.
The Many Faces of the World Art Installation
Janelle Slone is the owner and operator of Relic Emporium, a community art studio in Angola, IN. She teaches in many mediums to all ages and skill levels. She focuses on pottery, handmade tiles, murals and darkroom photography. Janelle will be partnering with the Carnegie Steuben County Public Library to host relief sculpture classes for children. They will be encouraged to capture their facial features with clay, and the final projects will be framed and mounted on site as a permanent exhibit.
The campaign will start on Monday, October 3 and end on Friday, October 28. Community members can support a project by donating online at artsunited.org/ways-to-give/amplify and through social media advocacy. PNC Bank will match every donation made through the campaign dollar for dollar up to $1,000 per project. The crowdfunding campaign will be done through Arts United’s platform, Amplify Art, a social media-based program that mobilizes community support and awareness for the various creative projects taking place in the Northeast. East Indiana.
Through the Amplify Art program, Arts United proactively increases community access to diverse, innovative and compelling creative experiences. Arts United provides fundraising technology and promotional support to help make these projects a reality. Learn more about Amplify Art or donate here.