Beats By Girlz Scholarship Fund
Erin Barra-Jean BROOKLINE, MA
Beats By Girlz is a non-traditional, creative and educational recording-arts campaign designed to empower females to engage with music technology and build communities. By providing regional communities with the tools and resources necessary to create change in their own backyards, we provide young women with the guidance, access, tools and role-support to develop their interest, and ultimately their ability to pursue career opportunities in music production, composition and engineering.
We have always run off the generosity of others. Thus far we've been able to provide free programing to community members who otherwise wouldn't be able to afford it and our mission is to continue doing so. We have new chapters starting in LA and Boston who need our help to cover their costs.
The money we raise will go to paying our teachers and covering some basic costs associated with field trips. In Boston we've partnered with Mmmmaven , who is providing their classroom spaces free of charge and working with the Cambridge Middle School Network to reach young people in their community. In LA we've partnered with Ableton who is holding classes in their US headquarters and has provided hardware and software to all of our chapters worldwide (NY , Boston, LA, Minneapolis ). The last piece of the puzzle is paying our teachers for their time which we feel is extremely important. There aren't enough women working in this field, so employing and valuing them is a high priority for us.
Beats By Girlz has been a passion project and a labor of love, as we have never monetized our efforts. We feel that each community has a right to own the change they create and our goal is to give them what they need in order to do that, then step aside to let them do the work.
We will be fundraising through the end of 2016 for our Spring semester classes which begin at the end of January 2017. In order to make it happen, we need your help. Every dollar helps and we are so grateful for your support and the immense amount of help we have already received from our various partners and community members.