Ross Vegas on building community support
In 2016/17 Ross Vegas participated in MATCH Lab to fundraise his project, Recurrence, a music and spoken word show, incorporating beatbox, rap and song, looped together to a live audience.
This year Ross has put the finishing touches on the Recurrence album and debuted at various music festivals before touring Europe and Canada for three months.
Ross said MATCH Lab boosted his confidence to fundraise and taught him that cultivating community support is an art in itself, and has value beyond money.
“People are interested in your art, would like to see you continue doing it and succeed, and are often prepared to help if you have had the courage to ask them without shame or expectation.”
As a full-time, professional, independent artist, Ross says he has been touched and inspired by the generosity and willingness of long-term supporters who have helped make his projects a reality.