MUSE (MULTICULTURAL SONIC EVOLUTION)
INDIEWORKS THEATRE COMPANY IS PROUD TO WELCOME MUSE AS OUR NEW FISCAL SPONSOR!
"WHO IS MUSE?"
Multicultural Sonic Evolution (MuSE) was founded in 2007 and was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in 2009 with a simple objective: To better the world with the power of music. Through its annual programming, MuSE collaborates with artists from various disciplines and backgrounds in hopes of sharing classical and popular forms of music with the public. By drawing on their Juilliard School training and their personal experiences as musicians and educators, the founders of MuSE (composer, Yui Kitamura, and percussionist, Chihiro Shibayama) both support and advance the evolution of music-making in modern society.
"HOW DO THEY DO THAT?"
Each season MuSE produces unique showcases. Each concert provides the core members of MuSE and talented soloists and chamber musicians a platform for sharing their craft. MuSE further nurtures the development of the art form by commissioning new works from contemporary composers. Whether the idiom be classical, pop, jazz, rock, folk or that of musical theatre, MuSE provides a space where exploration and virtue go hand in hand.
"WHAT DOES THIS HAVE TO DO WITH INDIEWORKS?"
MuSE also supports artists from other fields who value the musical component of their work. Dancers, actors, film directors, animators and even kimono artists have been invited to collaborate with MuSE throughout the performance season. The organization makes a serious commitment to creating opportunities for these artists to share their talents, ideas and experiences with musicians who pursue the same artistic excellence.
"SO... WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS...?"
When you make a tax-deductible donation to IndieWorks Theatre Company, you help IndieWorks, but you also help MuSE! That means your donation goes a long way!
"WHAT, EXACTLY, IS FISCAL SPONSORSHIP?"
Fiscal sponsorship is when a not-for-profit organization offers their legal and tax-exempt status to groups —typically projects— engaged in activities related to the sponsoring organization's mission, enabling projects to share a common administrative platform with a larger organization, thus increasing efficiency.
In addition to legal status, sponsors can provide office space, publicity, fundraising assistance, and training services, sparing projects the necessity of developing these resources and allowing them to focus on programmatic activities.
Projects may seek fiscal sponsorship for various reasons: improved access to funding, increased credibility, and low-cost financial and administrative services. Fiscal sponsors can also assist developing projects in developing the necessary organizational capabilities to eventually spin off as independent non-profits.
IndieWorks Theatre Company is fiscally sponsored by MuSE (Multicultural Sonic Evolution), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. All donations made here are tax deductible.
THE MUSE LOGO
The MuSE logo is a tri-colored asterism, and each of its asterisks represents one of the core values of the organization: the red stands for passion, the blue for trust, and the green for dreams. It is MuSE’s goal to bring these values to bear at the crossroads where various traditions and disciplines meet. The result promises to be one that draws on the past to create a bright and promising future.