Monday, March 2, 2009
While listening to everyone during the conference call on the 2nd of march, it was amazing . I think there are a few things to be kept in mind while doing it -
(1) Sponsorships apart from ticket sells are needed. In this concert while we are trying to forge powerfully the youth movement for change we also need to raise funds. As our teachers told us previously we need to raise money which is also a part of the whole event. So when we go to companies for sponsorship it is not needed to be ticket sales (that should be the last option), so that we can far reach out in raising funds along with the awareness movement.
(2) University students and young professionals are the two sectors we need to target. Keeping that in mind if we can start the promotion by word of mouth in the club meetings, in our classrooms just in cities in and around montreal, we can get our target audience outnumbering what we even imagine.
(3) As for young professionals - from now till the day of the concert we should work on organizing and giving intro talks or the 2 hours Artofliving introductory workshops in each and every company we can get to.
And secondly for the concert what do you all think about getting some university student performers as well. Like in Quebec city we just had a YES!+ course and there is a student from up north Nunavut, who performs the traditional throat singing. I am sure in every city we have such talents.
Loads of love to all,
Friday, February 20, 2009
Last summer there was an excellent music/arts festival here in Toronto (called The Manifesto) featuring some great artists, it had a strong youth/social message and it collaborated with the Urban Arts Forum.
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Urban Arts Forums
The Urban Arts Forums were launched to illustrate how young artists from all backgrounds are using urban arts (hip hop, graffiti, spoken word, break dancing, etc.) to combat social exclusion and crime, and to bring about change in their communities. Forums have taken place from one end of Canada to the other, as well as in Brazil and South Africa. Featuring artists, decision makers, members of the Order of Canada and civic leaders, the forums have resulted in new community initiatives, which, on more than one occasion, have encouraged entire communities to work together.