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MIC is a non-profit cooperative registered with the Joint Stock of Companies.
The MIC Co-op was formed in June 2019, to promote music literacy, present great live music, support under-represented voices, and strengthen communities through shared musical experiences.
Our first project was the Canning Kitchen Party, a series of small concerts in different locations around Canning NS in summer 2019.
We will present live music in the form of one-time events and on-going series’, in different venues in different communities throughout Nova Scotia.
The Cooperative will host jam sessions and instructional groups, such as choirs, improvising sessions, ukulele groups, songwriting groups and other drop-in events and ensembles, aiming to be as inclusive and accessible as possible.
We will explore other ways to encourage participation in music in Nova Scotia, such as hosting music camps, as well as workshops and performances online, in schools, seniors homes, and other institutions that would benefit from these events.
1. To bring live performances to physical communities, as well as communities defined by common interests, backgrounds, and struggles. This cooperative will work to support LGBQTA+, Black, Indigenous and people of colour, people with disabilities and other marginalized groups, using music for healing and strength.
2. To provide new opportunities for listening and participation in music, for positive mental health impacts and community-building impacts.
3. To create employment and fair pay for professional working musicians by generating performance opportunities and other forums for musicians to share their skills.
MUSIC FOR KIDS FUND
MIC offers free after-school and weekend music programs for youth, and we are currently expanding our instrument library.
Donations will be used to help purchase instruments such as ukuleles, guitars, keyboards and more. These instruments will be used by children and youth who are keen on learning music, but don’t have currently have access to the resources needed.
We’ll also build an instrument lending-library so they can be taken home to practice on. When we find a kid with a lot of passion for music, we will dig deeper into our resources to help finance an instrument for them to keep.