Northeast Indiana Music and Art Projects Seek Funding Through Amplify Art | local arts


Music and art installations are among the projects seeking funding through Amplify Art this month.

Amplify Art is a crowdfunding platform through Arts United where artists and organizations in Northeast Indiana raise money from the public. PNC Bank matches the money raised dollar for dollar up to $1,000 for each project.

The current cycle ends on October 28. Donations can be made at Further information on each project is also available on the website.

The projects announced on Monday are:

Music Video “Happiness is Sharing” by Jeff Myers – The Fort Wayne native singer wrote the original song “Happiness is Sharing”, inspired by the students of Life Adult Day Academy. Myers plans to create a music video, which he will donate to LADA to use in fundraising and marketing efforts. Goal: $5,000.

Indelible: A Midwestern Wall Showcase by Fort Wayne Open Walls – The two-day mural festival showcases and celebrates local and guest artists with live paintings and collaborative mural projects at multiple FWOW locations. It includes music, food, vendors and other activities. Goal: $5,000.

Compost Your Internet by Kurt Roembke – A solar science lab will transform data collected from compost piles into an interactive musical experience accessible online. All aspects of the project, including the web server, are solar powered. Goal: $3,000.

The Fusion Band: A Collaborative Instrumental Ensemble from Purdue University Fort Wayne – Music Education students led by director John Okley Egger will create an instrumental program for middle school students from Fort Wayne Community Schools. FWCS students will be educated after school for 12 weeks and then perform a concert. Goal: $5,000.

Art installation The Many Faces of the World by Janelle Slone – The owner of community art studio Relic Emporium in Angola will partner with the Carnegie Public Library in Steuben County to host relief sculpture classes for children. The final projects will be the subject of a permanent exhibition. Goal: $3,000.


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