As a part of our national touring schedule, The Idea of North aims to visit more of Australia’s outlying communities to share the gift of song. Vocal music connects with people from all walks of life, and can affect audiences so deeply and positively. The group has experienced the joy and appreciation from audience members in some of the country’s most remote locations, and feels strongly about providing more opportunities for people living a long way from capital cities to experience culture, music and connection through song.
The Idea of North plans to run a community singing workshop attached to each performance event to involve the local people more viscerally in the transformative power of music. This project will take place within the group’s 2020 touring schedule, attached to their larger city engagements (just pop out to Mt Isa while we’re in Brisbane, etc).
Join us in providing those with little or no access to music an experience that would usually be reserved only for their more urban peers.
The transformative powers of music are well-known, so we won’t bang on about them here. What we will bang on about is accessibility. So many Australians who would benefit greatly from hearing and participating in quality musical events are too far away from the larger cities and towns to be able to experience them. Help us bring the culture to the country, and give our regional and rural peers a musical boost like no other.
Our aim is to inspire people with low access to music to continue to seek it in their communities: to form or join a local singing group, to attend local arts and culture events, to connect with their neighbours through the joy of making or appreciating how music bonds humans together.
Donations will be used to facilitate transport and accommodation out to these remote areas, to subsidise ticket prices to keep them within the realms of affordability, and to pay for costs associated with running a live music event, such as venue and staff hire, performers’ fees, insurance, equipment hire, and so on.