Black Thursday - A Disability Arts Project

A Community project Birmingham, United Kingdom

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To create an album of story telling through song that brings to life the hopes and fears of being a Disabled Person/Artist under Austerity

They did it!


On 10th Jul 2015 we successfully raised

£3,010

of £3,000 target
with

22 backers

in

56 days


Project owner

New stretch target

Any additional funding that I can make over the £3000 mark will go toward additional studio and musician time to heighten the depthand quality of the recordings.  Over an above that will give me some allowance toward a launch party as whilst I can provifde all of the equipment needed, if I can secure a music venue as opposed to a community venue t=for the lauch then it will add tto the attraction and the ongoing success of the project

Project aim

To create an album of story telling through song that brings to life the hopes and fears of being a Disabled Person/Artist under Austerity

About the project

I am a Disabled Artist, Singer Songwriter/guitarist I write and perfom my own unique brand of folk punk where-ever possible, although this presents its own problems as gaining access to perfrom as a wheelchair user is not always straight forward.  The majority of my time is spent using my artistica and creative skills to work with other disabled and dis-enfranchised people in creative writing for empowerment workshops, but now, especially after the disastrous General Election result for Disabled People I feel complelled to get back to my roots and write and record an emotional response to what for many Disabled People are very scary times.

I would dearly love to now create a new contemporary album of songs that will take listeners through the ups and downs of life, the fear in the oppression, the freedom in self expression, the inspiration in determination

I would like enough money to buy in the best musicians I can afford as the recording band, to deliver a braodcast quality recording, and through music to make people more aware of the truth behind the lives of Disdabled People and the very real dangers and vulnerability that we face in todays society

If I am able to make this album a reality I will sell it through The Disability Arts Market Place, ( http://damarketplace.co.uk/the-song-bank )with all the money from any sales being ploughed back into a much bigger project called 'Permission To Speak - Permission To Perform', a project to offer artistic and creative perfromance opportunities and mentoring to would be, new and emerging Disabled Artists, from intial contact and workshops through to nationwide perfromance opportunities

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