Ash Devine is creating Folk Music, Elder Programs, Intergenerational Community Arts
6
patrons
$30
per month
My focus as an artist is to use music and community engagement to enhance the quality of life of our elders, family caregivers and of the entire community of multi-generational groups.

Research shows that music, arts, fitness, education and community engagement are valuable tools for improving quality of life, reducing caregiver stress and for the prevention of numerous age-related issues. I am confident that in the face of a rapidly changing society, music and arts will become increasingly recognized as an irreplaceable tool for the maintenance of public health in our communities. Unfortunately, funding for these valuable life-enhancing programs is dwindling in the institutional setting. I am seeking support for the innovative programs and performances that I provide for underserved older-adult groups. 

Currently, I am accepting contributions to fund the 2019 Community Folk Choir at an Adult Day Facility in Asheville, North Carolina. I am also accepting donations to fund a free performance at a local facility in need. Check out my membership tiers to find out how you can contribute! Every small amount counts. Even one dollar per month means the world to me. 

Thank you for joining me in this effort to create more sustainable arts and health programming for generations to come. 


Ash Devine Bio:

Award-winning Americana-folk singer-songwriter, traditional Appalachian musician, multi-instrumentalist and community-based activist Ash Devine is based the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Devine is an accomplished vocalist and multi-instrumentalist and she has recorded and self-produced two albums of original Americana-folk-world fusion music and is currently working on her third. Her vocals are breathy, rich and earthy with a classic folk sound and her versatile fingerstyle guitar and ukulele playing is a dynamic and beautifully satisfying accompaniment to her songs.

Beyond incredible musicianship, Devine’s strength is stage presence and connection with her audience. Comparable to Pete Seeger, Ash gently weaves themes of social and environmental justice into her performances, while encouraging the audience to sing along. From 2007-2014 Ash Devine traveled internationally with activist Patch Adams, M.D. to perform in medical facilities, orphanages, social service centers, and nursing homes. In 2015 Ash Devine starred as the legendary Maybelle Carter and musically directed the play “Esley: The Life and Music of Leslie Riddle”. From 2016-2018 Ash Devine studied Appalachian traditional folk songs from the Western, NC area with Smithsonian Folkways Award winning ballad singer Sheila Kay Adams. In 2018, Devine was invited to join a group of WNC Appalachian song carriers to perform at the Library of Congress at the American Folk Life Center in Washington, DC. Ash’s unique background and ability to connect with her audiences through story and sound makes her music deeply relatable and emotionally compelling for people of all ages.


www.ashdevine.net



Tiers
Wishing Well Sponsor
$1 or more per month

Your $1 contribution creates little financial strain to you, however it is a valuable symbol of your support for my work! 

Artist membership
$5 or more per month

This membership is designed for artists like me who'd like to show their support, and who don't have the ability to contribute more than $5. Believe it or not $5 can go a long way. If you have selected Artist Membership, I will work with you to cross promote your art. I believe that community artists need one another. Lets help each other out! 

Nutritional Support
$15 or more per month

This membership tier is devoted to members who'd like to contribute to me nutritionally by buying me lunch on a day when I'm on the road and performing. Your monthly fee buys my lunch! I couldn't do this without proper nutrition. In exchange you will have exclusive access to my blog posts and audio recordings. 

VIP Travel fund membership
$35 or more per month

You are supporting my travel expenses to a community based performance! This means that you get to read exclusive blog posts about the performance, and receive a thank you gift at the end of the year. 

Sponsor performances at assisted living
$200 or more per month

For every $200 donation, I will perform a free 1 hour musical performance in an assisted living facilities or similar medical facility of high social need. I have numerous connections to facilities that simply cannot afford to hire. Unfortunately, the residents who live in these facilities are typically in the most need of interaction from artists and the outside community. By making this donation, you are supporting people whom live in the institutionalized setting by making music and arts activities accessible to people who need it the most. 

Project Sponsor
$500 or more per month

You are feeling financially abundant, and able to directly sponsor the creation of the Adult Day Community Folk Choir and other similar projects. You will receive exclusive updates on the project, and a thank you gift at the end of the year. 

Goals
6 of 11 patrons
When I reach 11 patrons, I will begin streaming live interviews with people about using the arts for improving quality of life for themselves and their families. 
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My focus as an artist is to use music and community engagement to enhance the quality of life of our elders, family caregivers and of the entire community of multi-generational groups.

Research shows that music, arts, fitness, education and community engagement are valuable tools for improving quality of life, reducing caregiver stress and for the prevention of numerous age-related issues. I am confident that in the face of a rapidly changing society, music and arts will become increasingly recognized as an irreplaceable tool for the maintenance of public health in our communities. Unfortunately, funding for these valuable life-enhancing programs is dwindling in the institutional setting. I am seeking support for the innovative programs and performances that I provide for underserved older-adult groups. 

Currently, I am accepting contributions to fund the 2019 Community Folk Choir at an Adult Day Facility in Asheville, North Carolina. I am also accepting donations to fund a free performance at a local facility in need. Check out my membership tiers to find out how you can contribute! Every small amount counts. Even one dollar per month means the world to me. 

Thank you for joining me in this effort to create more sustainable arts and health programming for generations to come. 


Ash Devine Bio:

Award-winning Americana-folk singer-songwriter, traditional Appalachian musician, multi-instrumentalist and community-based activist Ash Devine is based the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Devine is an accomplished vocalist and multi-instrumentalist and she has recorded and self-produced two albums of original Americana-folk-world fusion music and is currently working on her third. Her vocals are breathy, rich and earthy with a classic folk sound and her versatile fingerstyle guitar and ukulele playing is a dynamic and beautifully satisfying accompaniment to her songs.

Beyond incredible musicianship, Devine’s strength is stage presence and connection with her audience. Comparable to Pete Seeger, Ash gently weaves themes of social and environmental justice into her performances, while encouraging the audience to sing along. From 2007-2014 Ash Devine traveled internationally with activist Patch Adams, M.D. to perform in medical facilities, orphanages, social service centers, and nursing homes. In 2015 Ash Devine starred as the legendary Maybelle Carter and musically directed the play “Esley: The Life and Music of Leslie Riddle”. From 2016-2018 Ash Devine studied Appalachian traditional folk songs from the Western, NC area with Smithsonian Folkways Award winning ballad singer Sheila Kay Adams. In 2018, Devine was invited to join a group of WNC Appalachian song carriers to perform at the Library of Congress at the American Folk Life Center in Washington, DC. Ash’s unique background and ability to connect with her audiences through story and sound makes her music deeply relatable and emotionally compelling for people of all ages.


www.ashdevine.net



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Tiers
Wishing Well Sponsor
$1 or more per month

Your $1 contribution creates little financial strain to you, however it is a valuable symbol of your support for my work! 

Artist membership
$5 or more per month

This membership is designed for artists like me who'd like to show their support, and who don't have the ability to contribute more than $5. Believe it or not $5 can go a long way. If you have selected Artist Membership, I will work with you to cross promote your art. I believe that community artists need one another. Lets help each other out! 

Nutritional Support
$15 or more per month

This membership tier is devoted to members who'd like to contribute to me nutritionally by buying me lunch on a day when I'm on the road and performing. Your monthly fee buys my lunch! I couldn't do this without proper nutrition. In exchange you will have exclusive access to my blog posts and audio recordings. 

VIP Travel fund membership
$35 or more per month

You are supporting my travel expenses to a community based performance! This means that you get to read exclusive blog posts about the performance, and receive a thank you gift at the end of the year. 

Sponsor performances at assisted living
$200 or more per month

For every $200 donation, I will perform a free 1 hour musical performance in an assisted living facilities or similar medical facility of high social need. I have numerous connections to facilities that simply cannot afford to hire. Unfortunately, the residents who live in these facilities are typically in the most need of interaction from artists and the outside community. By making this donation, you are supporting people whom live in the institutionalized setting by making music and arts activities accessible to people who need it the most. 

Project Sponsor
$500 or more per month

You are feeling financially abundant, and able to directly sponsor the creation of the Adult Day Community Folk Choir and other similar projects. You will receive exclusive updates on the project, and a thank you gift at the end of the year.