About Campaign

ends 17 Jul 2022, 11:59 PM
Live music is finally back in Singapore - however, The Observatory and Jammi (our fundraising mushroom mascot) need your help to continue making new music. You can help by donating - every donation will enable you to become our forager and join our digital Marshland!

As a forager, your donation will directly support us to create works that challenge and inspire. As a non-profit charity, The Observatory needs to raise at least 50% of our annual operating costs, which includes manpower, equipment and resources. This also involves providing employment to freelance arts practitioners and arts managers, as well as developing future generations of local music supporters.

In return, all foragers will be able to unlock limited-edition collectibles, on top of owning your own digital mushroom.

The first lucky 44 foragers who donate a minimum of $82 will also be invited to an exclusive live music event on 25 June 2022, plus a complimentary drink. The line-up includes bani haykal, jaydah, Weish, The Observatory, with host Becca D' Bus.

If foragers work together to collect sufficient mushrooms worth $22K, an unreleased music track will be shared to everyone!

*Do note that your contact details will be required to redeem the perks!

About the Charity

The Observatory is one of Singapore's longest-standing experimental music bands. Since its formation in 2001, the band has been constantly pushing to sustain and propagate the practice and spectatorship of experimental and improvised music forms. As a non-profit charity, The Observatory relies on the generosity of donors like yourself to make possible our quality, wide-ranging body of works, which includes music albums, music festivals and online radio shows. Our experimentations with art and music have resulted in interdisciplinary and socially-conscious projects like REFUSE, an inter-media exhibition that charted a bold pioneering path in music-making and artistic expression through its experimentation with the living organisms of fungi and mycelial networks.

The impact of Covid-19 on the arts community also continues to be substantial, especially on live music. We need to raise at least 50% of our annual expenditure, which includes operational costs of manpower, equipment and resources. Every contribution, big or small, will make an impact and will directly enable us to continue paying our artists and arts managers who work hard to deliver music programmes that enrich and engage, as well as to ensure the survival of our experimental music scene.


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