For Pete’s Sake – Donate
I am proud to share that I’m joining Folk Alliance International as a Champion for the #ForPetesSakeDonate campaign in support of The Village Fund.
In this role, I am asking you to join me in this campaign. Your task is simple. On May 3, 2022 (Pete Seeger’s Birthday) share a video of yourself playing your favorite folk song on social media, link that video to the fundraising campaign for The Village Fund, and tag a friend who you’d like to hear a folksong from.
We are working to get 250 people to pre-commit to this activation. Please visit this website to fill out a form to let us know that you’re in. When you’ve filled out the form, Folk Alliance International’s staff will follow up with suggested language to use and instructions.
As we all know, the Pandemic has hit the music community hard and continues to challenge working musicians. The Village Fund is a grant program for folk artists and independent music industry professionals experiencing financial hardship, administered by Folk Alliance International. FAI has given out $50,000 in $500 grants over the last year.
We’re working to raise $40,000 this May to continue to give out grants. The first $10,000 raised will be matched by an anonymous donor.
By design, the #ForPetesSakeDonate campaign will be viral and artist-lead. We want as many people to participate as possible. Not just professional musicians. Everyone.