project leader
Michael R
4114 Bagley Street
(South West Detroit/ Mexican Town )
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the project

This project is a way for local Detroit artist to raise funds while maintaining social distancing and healthy practices. 

Utilizing our social media outlets such as Facebook, youtube and instgram, this weekly series will have three main components. 1) Artist will be paid a relief base stipend to perform a 30 min set. 2) In the spirit of IOBY, Culture Creators will do a social media blitz to help artist raise additional funds beyond the initial relief stipend. We envision this to be achieved through Paypal, cash app or even some type of IOBY set up specifically for this project. Every week we will post the performance, share it and encourage viewers to donate to the artist of their choice. 3) The final component is to bring joy to those across our community locked inside during these challenging times and to bring a little art, art music and culture to our city. 

the steps


  1. List out 10 independent artists in need during the corner virus epidemic. 
  2. Order basic equipment to capture and broadcast the digital performances 
  3. Promote, and highlight each artist weekly and set up a centralized way to raise funds for artists directly
  4. Share all content created weekly 
  5. After 10 weeks survey each artist to see what was raise as a total for the project. 

why we're doing it

Since the Coronavirus epidemic many cultural workers, dj’s, artists, musicians and performers have been impacted financially. The majority are free lancers and work week to week. WACC will support 1 artist a week for the next ten weeks to help raise money for Detroit area artists. Culture Creators has provided work for more than 200 Detroit artists and as the gig industry for art music and culture has closed, we want to continue to support our local music economy. h


Disbursed budget:


TOTAL RAISED = $9,393.00 $9,393.00
ioby Platform Fee waived $35.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $161.79 $160.74
TOTAL TO DISBURSE= $9,231.21 $9,197.26


$4500.00         Spread out weekly to pay 10 artists a base rate, this is then used as a starter funds for a week of matching funds for the artist. 

$500.00           Wireless microphone set Sennheiser EW 112P G4 (Band A)

$1,760.00.00   SlingStudio Hub Bundle With SlingStudio CameraLink, And Accessory Bundle

$1,200.00        Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 Digital Camera


$2000.00         Camera operator and editor of for 10 videos.

$800.00           LED Studio set up 

$800.00           Lenses  

ioby Platform Fee     Waived
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)    $247
TOTAL TO RAISE =    $8,247


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