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DICE 2019 | The Revolution Will Not Be Funded

This panel, named after the must-read book by INCITE!, addresses how to navigate fundraising for grassroots projects. When organising socially-focused or activist events, we're faced with a range of choices. DIY is a lot of fun, until everyone burns out. Commercialising activities in order to pay the bills often runs counter to the central political values of activist groups. The funding landscape seems to offer a sort of third way, a path out of burnout and financial ruin, without needing to cater to brands or chase profit. However, it comes with its own set of difficulties and barriers to success. Discussing the positives and pitfalls of the funding cycle are Lena Szirmay-Kalos (Montag Modus), Sky Deep (Reclaim the Beats Festival/Reveller Records), Jana Braun (Bezirkskulturfonds Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg), with moderation by Lucy Alice Thomas (Give Something Back To Berlin).

DICE Conference + Festival is a three-day music and discourse festival in Berlin, Germany, creating a more equitable model for music spaces.

DICE theme by Elie Gregory featuring Sanni Est

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