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S Lauren S
Cedar Ave.
(Northside, Pittsburgh)
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Getting Started!

the project

Cedar Arts Market (CAM) began as open-air market events to collaborate with other community events in Allegheny Commons on the Northside and provide a space for local artists to bring their products to market.  It has since provided spaces for hobbiests and micro-businesses to group learn how to make a professional step further and later started the first Media Exchange to collaborate with local talent to provide video documentation for annual community events.

Media Exchange II will further collaborate with local talent contibuting to the neighborhood and document individuals who help build the Northside community in multi-media forms. 

the steps

Fundraising will end on May 31, 2017. Local talent will be scheduled to create mini documentation projects between June - September2017. Funds are to cover post-production costs of finishing the media for distribution for the Northside community. 

why we're doing it

All of my grant funded projects are purposefully created to support independent artists and small businesses as they are the character of the communities, as much as, the individuals who reside there.


Original Budget:

$500 for podcast expenses

ioby Platform Fee  waived
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) Covered by Sprout $25
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) Covered by Sprout $15

Disbursed Budget:

$79.98 for (2) mini tripod grips

$95 for podcast software

$75 for misc event expenses

$250 for organizing, consulting, production assistance

RAISED = $515.00
less ioby Platform Fee  waived
less ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) Covered by Sprout $23.81
less ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) Covered by Sprout $14.56



Getting Started!

Thanks for your support! Really excited to start the next series of stories.

We'll be hosting in-studio events for community organizers who help, or are part of, the annual house tours in the many historic districts of the Northside. These events will be audio recorded round-table discussions lead by a volunteer host.

As part of this multi-media expedition, volunteer recorders will tour each community's event for video to compile short-features to visualize the neighborhoods being described by the new podcast pilot guests.

First video recording session begins May 20th with first round table discussion by late June. Based on tour schedules a second and third round table discussion are being planned.

Final release of this muilti-media project is tentatively scheduled for November 2017.


This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration


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