Start Time: 6pm
Venue: The Push Pop Up Shop
Venue Address: 234 High Street, Northcote
We live in a world where the internet has become the way we prefer to do everything, from communicating, to listening to music, to discovering information on every topic imaginable, but has it become the best option for music funding? Specifically, has crowd funding become a more sustainable option for local artists than the traditional method of applying for grants? Here we will debate the merits of crowd funding vs. grant writing in an amusing and entertaining forum. Affirmative Team: Steve Mackay (guitarist, Twelve Foot Ninja), Emily Ulman (publicist / venue booker), Georgia Fields (pop musician). Negative Team: Ellen Kirk (grant writer / artist management), Sarah Jane Wentzki (musician / arts officer, Victoria Rocks), AIM representative.