Massachusetts-based arts and culture community organization Boston Hassle (yes, the same awesome people who put on the epic Hassle Fest music festival last fall) has recently launched a Patron 21 campaign in support of the organization’s popular print newspaper, The Boston Compass. The Compass is a major source of local music news (show listings, CD reviews), as well as art and film happenings all around the city of Boston.
For those of you unfamiliar with Patron 21 (as I was), it is a consistent, monthly giving platform, similar to Kickstarter or Indiegogo. The main difference is that individuals can donate any amount (even as little as $2), which is deducted once each month, for a year (though donors are able to adjust the amount of their contribution or opt-out at any time). Instead of only spending your hard-earned money on boring things like car insurance and utilities each month, why not set aside a few bucks to help keep the arts and music scene alive and well in the Greater Boston area?
For more information about Boston Hassle and The Compass, check out www.bostonhassle.com. If you're intrigued by the artwork for this article, check out Courtney White's (the artist) website here.
-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)