With an enormous amount of pride and excitment we can now confirm that Clover Moore – Lord Mayor of Sydney will be there to help declare World Musician Day open to the people!
It's a world first and the City of Sydney has been there every step of the way helping us bring it together.
Late last year Clover Moore signed off on our very first piece of real funding, a Local Communities Grant.
Jennifer Trinca, the cultural development manager at the city of Sydney helped wrap our heads around how to fill out our first application form. At that stage the idea, the local musician election concept, the collaboration opportunity schedule, the line up and the venue was undecided. We had a vision and the City of Sydney liked it!
We got the grant and set it aside to pay the musicians. We were left with nothing – just a compelling election competition and a global map of musicians. We began by putting a call out to every musician we could find. "Get your local musicians to vote for you on the global map of musicians and we'll select the most recommended musicians to help lead a city wide jam." Sounds simple right?
As our message continued to grow we got cracking on raising funds to pay for the impending professional infrastructure needs of the event. Portable toilets, tshirts, performance space decorations, equipment etc.
With the support of friends, family and our extended Musomap musician network we successfully reached our Pozible crowd funding target in January this year. Thank you to everyone who pledged to our crowd funding campaign.
Off the back of all this success we were lucky enough to find a number of amazing in-kind sponsors that have helped us make World Musician Day a reality. Thank you APRA AMCOS, Yelp Sydney, MusicaViva, Fine Music FM, Kid Size Living, Hutchings Pianos and Marrickville Council Art Post.
So, once again, thank you Clover Moore and the City of Sydney for your amazing support.
We are all very excited about meeting the musicians of Sydney at this new and exciting collaboration opportunity.
We've got a plan to help get everyone involved.
April 6th. Sydney Park. Bring your Instrument.