iHearIC wants to pay performers

$500 of $500 goal

Raised by 9 people in 20 months
iHearIC is a free monthly concert series in Iowa City, featuring performing artists from the University of Iowa and other creative communities in the area.

For the past few years, iHearIC has operated on a very small budget, using audience's donations to support essential costs, such as maintaining our website
and printing posters. We borrow equipment, volunteer our time, and set up in restaurants and bars that are willing to host us for free. This has allowed us to continue presenting these concerts without charging admission. We're proud to bring so much new music and art to new audiences. Our YouTube page chronicles all the unique performances we've enabled.

Nobody involved is spending any money, and nobody is making any money. This includes our performers. We would like to change that. Performers are spending their time with us and presenting their work, and they deserve compensation. We believe that artists should not be expected to provide their art for free and we want to start putting our money where our mouths are. In order to accomplish this goal while keeping our concerts free to the public, we need some help! Please consider making a contribution so that our performers can get paid for their art.

If you'd like to get involved, have questions/suggestions, or just want to talk, you can reach us here:
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iHearIC has reached 53% of its goal. Thanks to Freya Yu, "Money Bags," Stella Hart, Lawrence Fritts, Jonah Elrod, and Chris Emery!
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Here's a quick breakdown of our goals:

We plan on having 5 concerts between August and December 2017. Each concert typically has 4 or 5 performances.
If we raise $100, we’ll have $20 per concert, and $4-5 per performance.
If we raise $200, we’ll have $40 per concert, and $8-10 per performance.
If we raise $300, we’ll have $60 per concert, and $12-15 per performance.
…and so on. If this fundraiser is successful, we may extend it to the following 5 concerts in January-May 2018.
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$500 of $500 goal

Raised by 9 people in 20 months
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Chris Emery
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Jonah Elrod
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Lawrence Fritts
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Stella Hart
20 months ago
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