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Diana H
Broadway & Greene Ave
(Bushwick )
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the project

With your support, our event, "TRADE FEST:  Sustainability for the community through DIY entrepreneurship and exchange," will not only bring positive change to our community but also serve as a platform for local artists who infuse their work with messages advocating for sustainability, social and environmental change. Your donations will enable us to host this family-friendly day in an outdoor space in Bushwick. There will be workshops, a trade market fair, and live music. We plan to educate and inspire attendees about sustainable practices' importance through local entrepreneurs and DIY culture.

As the core of the fest there will be two workshops. An entrepreneurship workshop "How To Run Art Like A Business", providing tools and skills to build a business model for your art, product, or service. As well as, a permaculture workshop led by Karo Antifa, a local artist who rescues chickens and grows vegetables in her backyard, embodying the spirit of sustainability.

Through these workshops and the trade market fair, artists, creatives, and attendees can exchange goods and services, we aim to raise awareness and empower individuals to adopt eco-friendly practices in their daily lives. Everyone participating in the market fair must value their product or service, ensuring a true exchange of meaningful and sustainable items. Participation in the exchange is open to the public.

Through a diverse selection of artists who are passionate about sustainability and social change, we will foster a space for knowledge-sharing, collaboration, and unity. By bringing people from diverse backgrounds together and celebrating with Live music, we aim to cultivate a sense of belonging and mutual respect while celebrating the rich tapestry of cultures that define our neighborhood.

Furthermore, your support will directly benefit these local artists, including facilitators, and entrepreneurs, by providing them with fair compensation for their contributions to the event. By investing in our creative community, we aim to nurture artistic talent, foster economic growth, and promote cultural vibrancy in Bushwick and beyond. Together, we can make a meaningful impact, unite our community, and pave the way for a brighter, more sustainable future.

the steps

  1. Confirm Location: Contact People's Garden to secure the date for the event (By 4/15).
  2. Book Talent and Staff: Reach out to artists, musicians, DJs, facilitators, and local entrepreneurs for availability. Also, hire staff, including a sound engineer, coordinator, and host (By 5/1).
  3. Create Promotional Materials: Develop a flyer and promo reel for the fundraising campaign (Starting on 4/20).
  4. Launch Fundraising Campaign: Run a paid campaign throughout the summer to promote the event and raise funds (Throughout the summer).
  5. Design Additional Promotional Assets: Create more digital assets for online promotion and print flyers (At least one month before the event).
  6. Rent Equipment and Props: Secure necessary equipment and props for the event production (By 7/15).
  7. Host the Event: Execute the event with all planned activities and entertainment (On the scheduled date).
  8. Post-Event Recap: Share a recap of the event, including highlights and outcomes (Within one week after).

why we're doing it

TRADE FEST: Sustainability for the Community through DIY Music and Culture not only addresses social, economic, and environmental challenges but also serves as a platform for local artists and musicians who infuse their work with messages advocating for sustainability and social and environmental change. As longtime BIPOC residents and immigrants, we've experienced the effects of gentrification firsthand, witnessing the displacement of long-standing communities and cultural erosion. This event aims to bridge the gap between old and new populations by creating a space for dialogue, collaboration, and understanding.

Economically, our project supports local artists, musicians, DJs, and entrepreneurs by providing them with opportunities for fair compensation and exposure. Investing in our creative community contributes to economic growth and promotes cultural vibrancy and diversity in Bushwick. Moreover, our focus on sustainability and eco-friendly practices addresses environmental concerns, promoting awareness and empowerment around waste reduction, urban gardening, and DIY culture.

Through "TRADE FEST," we aim to celebrate our neighborhood's diversity while fostering unity and community resilience. By showcasing artists and musicians who share our commitment to sustainability and social change, we hope to inspire others to join us in our pursuit of collective empowerment and meaningful change. Together, we can overcome challenges, celebrate our diversity, and pave the way for a brighter, more sustainable future for Bushwick and beyond.


Rent tables and chairs $200
Rent projector $200
Rent backline, PA, and DJ equipment $3,000

Pay live band $1,500
Pay DJs $500
Pay workshop facilitator $200

Promo & documentation: 
Flyer design and printing $200
photographer $300
videographer $300
digital marketing $400 

Estimated (Project Donations) $3,000.00
Estimated Match Funding $3,000.00


ioby Fiscal Sponsorship Fee N/A $0.00
ioby Donation Processing Fee 4% $122
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.  


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