World Up has been awarded $25,000 from the Mozilla Foundation’s Hive Digital Learning Network and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to fund its WU fall semester, which fuses computer programming, beatmaking, rhymes and basic electronics to get the young people involved to produce a WU School app, an album of original tracks, and a series of international collaborations with artists all over the globe. The catch? The funding will only be unlocked when World Up can match it with money raised elsewhere. To this end, the organization has turned to crowdfunding site Indiegogo to raise a further $25,000. If successful, the $50,000 total will be used to deliver the project, pay for computer equipment for the students to use, and to attract ‘top-notch talent in the hip-hop and technology worlds’, Given that previous World Up Projects have involved the likes of Lupe Fiasco and Bajah and the Dry Eye Crew, it’s fair to assume they can deliver on this promise.
Crowd funding + music & technology. Why aren’t more musical projects done this way?
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As the discussion heats up about how to rescue our battered economy, the spotlight will undoubtedly fall on philanthropists and private foundations. Indeed, with talk of more taxes on the rich and proposals to levy surcharges on private foundations, it has already begun.
Regardless of the degree of government spending, as a nation we are compelled to find the means to pay for our way of life—including health care, home ownership, education, and all the rest—if we want to maintain our standard of living and extend it to as many Americans as possible. That means that one way or another, taxes are going to increase. And one way or another, philanthropists will carry part of the burden.
Posted date: Aug 9, 2011
Closing date: Aug 26, 2011
Founded in 2003 the mission of the Canadian Paralympic Foundation is to provide persons with a disability access to the ‘power of sport’, the CPF is committed to ensuring that Canadians with a disability have equitable opportunities for positive sport experiences and the realization of their full potential, by raising funds to support Canadian Paralympic sport programs.
Qualified applicants are invited to submit cover letter and CV, in confidence, by August 26, 2011 to:
Lorrie E Mckenzie
McKenzie Cooper Executive Search
While the Foundation thanks all applicants for their interest, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted