project leader
Amanda N
location
various
(Downtown/Various)
latest update rss
24 Hours In

the project

Our experiences programming entertainment for multiple events have taught us many lessons, and continue to reveal new ways that ListenCLE can adapt to better serve our community and its members. After completing our full NBA All-Star Weekend of local music - showcased on Playhouse Square in the heart of downtown - we’re looking towards adding some additional resources for our performers and our potential clients and partners through the addition of an online performer database, expanded equipment offerings, and increased marketing outreach to create additional opportunities for local performers.

the steps

We have a handful of upcoming highlight events occurring in Downtown Cleveland, including FRONT, the CAN Triennial, and the NIVA Conference - all of which are perfect opportunities to create high-visibility spaces throughout the downtown footprint to showcase Cleveland's amazing talent to both local and national/international visitors. We are also working with downtown partners to find stages and spaces that can be available for regular, everyday programming, to make street performance an integral part of the fabric of Cleveland life.

As those opportunities solidify, we would like to be able to provide a wider range of resources to enable greater accessibility to the art (and joy) of street performance. Sound systems, generators for locations without power, and other equipment will allow us to accommodate a greater variety of individuals and acts, making our programming truly all-inclusive.

We also are working to push other initiatives, like our in-store playlists, through revamped marketing campaigns. Funding will help us generate marketing materials to get local music into more everyday locations around town, and to connect with event organizers for live opportunities.

why we're doing it

ListenCLE is a program designed to put more local music into the ears of everyday Clevelanders. As part of our mission, we have been working with local organizations and events such as Destination Cleveland, the NFL Draft, the NBA All-Star Game, Ingenuity Cleveland, Cleveland Public Library, and the Rock Hall to coordinate buskers, street performers, and venue performances during highlight events downtown. Our goal is to show off the incredibly diverse and high-level talent of musicians, dancers, and more that can be found in Cleveland!

budget



TOTAL PROJECT FUNDING NEEDED $10,000
ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee (5%) N/A
ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%)
(Donation processing fee does not apply to match funding.)
$309
TOTAL TO RAISE= $10,309

Donation processing fees apply to donations only. 100% of match funding goes to projects. Please note, fees are estimated here and final numbers may change based on the final amount raised and amount of match funding applied to this campaign.

Sound equipment for street performances - $1500

Generators for street performances - $1500

Performer directory/website development and maintenance - $3000

Signage and marketing materials - $1000

Program administration - $3000

updates

24 Hours In

Our campaign has been live for about 24 hours now, and we're already over $1000! That's 1/10 of the way to our goal, and is a fantastic start!

To everyone who jumped on donating right away: THANK YOU! Your immediate support has meant the world to us.

To everyone who has been sharing the fundraiser on social media: THANK YOU! Increasing visibility and reaching more supporters is so crucial!

To everyone who has supported us in ANY way, financially or otherwise: THANK YOU! We can't do this alone!

Let's keep pushing and aiming for that $10k goal. It's lofty but we believe in our programming and we know you do too. We can't wait to make big changes in the scene this year!

24 Hours In

Our campaign has been live for about 24 hours now, and we're already over $1000! That's 1/10 of the way to our goal, and is a fantastic start!

To everyone who jumped on donating right away: THANK YOU! Your immediate support has meant the world to us.

To everyone who has been sharing the fundraiser on social media: THANK YOU! Increasing visibility and reaching more supporters is so crucial!

To everyone who has supported us in ANY way, financially or otherwise: THANK YOU! We can't do this alone!

Let's keep pushing and aiming for that $10k goal. It's lofty but we believe in our programming and we know you do too. We can't wait to make big changes in the scene this year!

We're live! No foolin'!

It may be April Fools' Day, but supporting local performers is no joke!

ListenCLE is excited to launch our first crowdfunding campaign to support our Cleveland street performance efforts and continue to develop our FREE performer database.

We're also honored to have received a donation matching support fund, which DOUBLES every dollar contributed up to the first $3000! This means that your donation does double-duty in advancing street performance in Cleveland and in crafting a powerful web resource for performer visibility and booking.

Donate today - this money will make a real difference in putting local music at the forefront of Cleveland experiences, and will help us continue to build out our performer directory (which, as we shared yesterday, is starting to draw attention from booking orgs who are offering REAL opportunities) as a FREE resource for local performers.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

~Amanda and Michael

photos

This is where photos will go once we build flickr integration

donors

  • Elijah B.
  • Sid M.
  • Cori H
  • Anonymous
  • Debby D.
  • Victor S.
  • John&Phyl W.
  • Kevin C.
  • Valerie W.
  • Guy R.
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Jen & Nate Summers
  • George & Marianne Pilat
  • Molly Ann Andrews-Hinders
  • Moises B.
  • The Sublets
  • Chayla Hope
  • Jestertainment
  • Cassandra D.
  • David Kennedy
  • Craig R.
  • John Kasunich
  • Wayne D.
  • Molly C.
  • Dark Shine Productions LLC
  • Gungopop
  • Anson H.
  • M&M&M
  • Lisa C.
  • Lake Erie Illusions
  • Zach S.
  • Anonymous
  • Monica D.
  • Cal
  • Steven Charles
  • John Paximadis
  • Randie S.
  • Freja M.
  • Allison V.
  • Adam R.