FUNDING SOURCES. To date, UPBEAT has been funded by four main revenue sources:
Promoter, venue and artist partners donating a per-ticket charity fee from concerts and festivals
Institutional and government grants
Financial and in-kind donations from companies and individuals
Self-started revenue including fundraising concerts and events, auctions for items like concert tickets and artist memorabilia, and sales of UPBEAT merch and an original mixtape [Mixtape link: Upbeat Academy Student Mixtape Vol. 1: Beyond Beats] produced by UPBEAT student-artists.
USES OF FUNDING. 100% of UPBEAT funding goes directly to supporting and operating the program including:
Purchasing new instruments and the most relevant and current recording software and studio equipment
Payment for instructors, guest instructors and other staff
Executing community outreach programs
Transportation for the student-artists
Producing fundraising events
Advertising for steady expansion of the program both within and outside of New Orleans.
CONTACT Matthew Zarba, Director firstname.lastname@example.org 504.722.8762 STAY UPBEAT!