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Bring Music Home, Kevin Condon
photo Kevin Condon, via Instagram/@bringmusichome

This photo series is raising funds for shuttered music venues across the US

The project, Bring Music Home, will capture iconic venues and the personalities behind them in more than 20 cities

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, and the subsequent restrictions on events and gatherings across the world, music venues have been struggling to secure their future existence. 

While the UK government recently unveiled a massive £1.57 billion support package to help protect both national and independent arts venues (after significant pressure from over 1,500 artists), the situation in the US remains as fragile as ever. One June 8 survey, from the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), states that 90% of independent venues report they will face permanent closure in a few months without federal funding.

A new project, Bring Music Home, aims to raise funds for some of these venues that have been forced to shutter during the pandemic. 

Co-founded by Amber Mundinger, Tamara Deike and Kevin Condon, the project will span more than 20 US cities, aiming to capture iconic venues and the personalities behind them in a series of photos and interviews, which will be showcased in a book and film archive.

In a more immediate fundraising effort, Bring Music Home has also launched a poster series, representing live music in each of the featured cities. All proceeds will go to NIVA’s Emergency Relief Fund. The association will also reportedly receive proceeds from the longer photography and interview project, which is due to arrive in late autumn or winter this year.

View a selection of the posters below.