Sponsorship and Merch:
This page is under construction, but what this will address, in brief, will be sponsorship.
We are looking for sponsors for our events and projects. The projects exist in different spaces. One will be the podcast, currently under development. Another will be video releases of performances online.
As I am sure you know, ticket sales or cover charges at the door rarely cover the expenses of properly compensating the professional musicians making this wonderful music. Big orchestras and performance organizations get grant money from large funders such as the MacArthur Foundation. They also get support from wealthy private donors who are often listed in the programs. For a variety of reasons, I don't qualify for these organizations' grant money. So, I am reaching out in the form of individual crowd funding from my followers online.
Unlike the larger orchestral organizations, I am running a tiny arts organization with smaller budgetary requirements. A single gig could require as little as a total of $2500! If 100 people purchase a sponsorship, It would only cost $25 each! For this tiny fee, you and/or your business would be listed as a supporter of art jazz on the sponsorship page for one month. If you spend $250, you'll get 10 months on the sponsorship page. If you spend $500, you'll get 20 months on the sponsorship page, plus a shout out on one episode of the podcast. If you spend $1000, you'll get 40 months on the sponsorship page, a one episode shout out AND a listing in the scrolling credits of one video concert.
Note: Do you have a music store you want promoted? Are you an independent manufacturer of musical instruments or gear of any sort? Consider a donation to the VDPE cause. Let's see if we can help each other out!
STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!!
NOTE: ALL profits from the sale of any merchandise is TOTALLY plowed back into the recording and performance projects of the Variable D Postulate Ensembles. I will personally draw NO income from this. These funds are for the purpose of supporting and paying the musicians and support team members. --Nick Drozdoff