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GOOD Maker Challenge: Make Music and Win $2,500 to Get Your Community Movin’

GOOD Maker is calling all music lovers to tell us how you would use $2,500 to share your passion and skills with others.


Music unites and transforms, makes us laugh, makes us think, or simply gets our toes tapping. So we thought we'd give the GOOD community a chance to kickstart a community music project of your own.

GOOD Maker is calling all music lovers to tell us how you would use $2,500 to share your passion and skills with others. Get creative! You can propose anything from a benefit concert to a scratch workshop for aspiring DJs, a lullaby-writing class to a community jam session at a local park. We want to help you bring your city or neighborhood to life through music. Apply here for a chance to win.

This challenge is open for submissions until March 15 at noon Pacific time. From March 15-29, we’ll open it up to a public vote. Rally your colleagues and friends to get behind your effort and join the GOOD community to decide which idea is most deserving of the cash to make it happen.

Be sure to visit maker.good.is to apply or vote for the current round of challenges, and click here to sign up for the GOOD Maker Challenge announcements email list.

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