In 2015, the Fine Arts Summer Academy is offering incredible performance and learning opportunities that will enhance the student experience like never before. However, as a result of all of these wonderful additions, FASA will cost more than it has in years past. Our mission is to bring back every student who has attended the Academy and to ensure that lack of money is not a deterrent. Here are some ways you can raise funds to pay for your way to FASA this year:
1. REACH OUT TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Who knows you better than your family and friends? Who better to support you than those who are closest to you? Put up a video of yourself on Youtube asking your friends and family for financial assistance.
2. ASK YOUR CHURCH TO SPONSOR YOU
Play for your church and show them how passionate you are about being a musician. Let Sunday school groups and patrons know about your endeavors to raise money to attend FASA. These groups often have events and need musical accompaniment.
3. Start a Kickstarter, Crowdrise or Gofundme Page
These are three great platforms that will help you reach a large audience to attain your goal to come to FASA.
4. Get the Word out
Let people know you're there and put musical repertoires together for wedding planners, funeral homes or other similar establishments.
5. Do Research
Talk with schools in your area, symphonies, and other musical establishments. Sometime these institutions have scholarship funds or are willing to sponsor you for a summer.
6. PUT OUT A DONATION JAR AND PLAY
Set up and perform on a street corner, at fairs, or community events, any place with high foot traffic.
7. HOST BAKE SALES
Bake sales are an easy way to make some extra money.
8. OFFER CAR WASHES or other services
Team up with family and friends or even other FASA students to host services.