Third Coast, a name you may recognize from their conferences and International Audio Festivals, is holding a fundraiser. It is an opportunity for you to invest in Third Coast’s future. At the time I am writing this blog post, the fundraiser has 21 days left. It has 97 supporters (so far) and has raised $8,620 (towards a $40,000 goal).
Here is some of the information about the fundraiser:
“This year marks 20 years of Third Coast. Thanks to all of you, we have been building community with audio makers across the globe and elevating stories that bring a shared sense of humanity for two decades. Since our founding, we have supported media makers by convening makers, recognizing talent, curating exceptional audio pieces, bringing the best work of all styles to local and worldwide audiences, and pushing the boundaries of what this industry should look like. We use these opportunities to raise the voices of those historically left out of the conversation: BIPOC, women, LGBTQIA+ identified, and folx living with disabilities. And we continue to grow…
“…And while our work to become an anti-racist organization and advocate for equity in the audio industry is clear – the truth is we need your help to make it happen. These are extremely challenging times for our organization. This past year has transformed the world, and for Third Coast, a small arts non-profit, we are particularly vulnerable. Despite applying for countless relief loans and grants, and pivoting our programming, we are in need of much more support to keep Third Coast’s doors open. Help Third Coast stay intact in 2021 and beyond…”
It is obvious that 2020 has been a difficult year for many of us. One way to make things a little bit better is to donate to a non-profit like Third Coast who stands up for marginalized groups. You can donate directly from the Third Coast website (linked above).