Does anyone have ideas for raising money for bass camp?

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  1. Tjfbassplyr94

    Tjfbassplyr94

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    Hey everyone,
    I really would like to go to Karr Kamp this year but the tuition is $3500. I live on my own and have bills to pay so it is not really feasible to pay for it with my job currently. Does anyone have any ideas on how to raise money? It would be very helpful, thanks.
  2. Toptube

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    Do you drive? drive less. Only drive when you absolutely need to.

    skip any snack foods or extra junk foods that you don't need for good health.

    downgrade to a fliphone and get rid of your data plan/smart phone.

    save your tax return.

    quit trying different bass strings. just stick to what you know is good.
  3. Tjfbassplyr94

    Tjfbassplyr94

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  4. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    Get another job.
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  6. huckleberry1

    huckleberry1 Supporting Member

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    If you want it, mow lawns, shovel snow, pick up scrap metal, AC's water heaters ect.
  7. spanndrew

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    Sell some old gear (or anything) you never know what you have and now much someone else is willing to pay for it.
  8. Roy Vogt

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    You could also try Kickstarter or Gofundme sites. That has also worked for some young players in your situation.
    http://www.kickstarter.com/
    http://www.gofundme.com/
    Check with Dr. Bradetich at UNT to see if he's aware of any grants or scholarships available through the ISB or other organizations to cover part of the costs. Also check with the school district you are working with to see if there are any professional development grants available.
  9. Tjfbassplyr94

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  10. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

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    How about writing a grant?
  11. Tjfbassplyr94

    Tjfbassplyr94

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    i tried to look into that but could not really look into anything, where would i look for that?
  12. CJAZ

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    Get a job, save your money and delay gratification. When you have enough money saved you can go.
  13. Roy Vogt

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    I think the National Endowment for the Arts has grants for studying with acknowledged Masters. Way back in the day Randy Jackson got one to study with Chuck Rainey, before Billy Cobham, Whitney Houston, Journey and "Dawg". ;)
    http://arts.gov/
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    The NEA stopped funding individual artists about 20 years ago. The study grant was part of the funding they cut at that time. Have you checked with the Karr camp and asked if they provide financial aid? What about any of your local arts organizations? They may offer study grants or some such thing. The school you attend should have a pretty good idea of what sort of funding you might be able to get access to, also....
  15. Roy Vogt

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    I didn't know that. You may still be able to get individual grants from your state's Art Commission. I was able to be reimbursed for the 2012 JEN Convention from the Tennessee Arts Commission. I don't know if the Texas Arts Commission or its equivalent offers that but it is worth checking out.

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