Hello, Fundraising Folks!!!
Did you know that the office here at the NCRA/ANREC has been under siege from a giant spider and dragon!
We bring this up because Ottawa played host to La Machine, an incredible piece of public art, being followed by a live orchestral band! Now, we’re not suggesting you bring out robots the size of a house for your next fundraiser, but rather take a look at the great success of this public art initiative!
Public art events have a strong history of success, another example is Nuit Blanche which happens in a few major cities across Canada. Galleries and public spaces play host to innovative, and often interactive art, coupled with good music, and of course, wine.
Last week Charity Village also posted a list of their top ideas for art based fundraiser (see here)
But we wanted to share our thoughts, and start a conversation, what art based fundraisers have you tried?
Barry told the office a great idea of doing a LIVE Pacman! Where students (or the public) would dress as Pacman and chase white balls with the names of songs or an artist while others chased you trying to catch you as ghosts! You could update the idea with QR Codes linked to local artist music downloads! Just make sure you set the rules for where you can and can’t go.
Barry also shared with us a story that while at CFRU-FM hosted a late-night silent dance party at the Guelph Jazz Festival! We’ve seen silent festivals or events become very popular at summer festivals in urban areas! It helps keep the noise down and dodge the sound bylaws!
Juanita has suggested hosting a listening party! Bringing together musicians and art for sale in locations in your city!
Cafe’s often have art put up in their spaces for sale, what about having some around your station as a way to connect?
What art based events have you hosted? Let us know